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The Telc exam offers four Russian language certificates, covering all levels from A1-B2. Telc exams are closely aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), guaranteeing international comparability of language competence, which is very important for a successful career. The exam has been developed to serve the needs and interests of a wide variety of individuals, groups and organisations.

The exam tests general language competence and focuses on communicative competence, rather than academic skills. The written part lasts between 70 and 150 minutes (depending on the level). The oral examination will be taken in pairs or small groups creating real-life dialogs and last 15 minutes. The telc website offers some more insights on the exam.

Telc exam preparation on individual basis

Getting acquainted with the structure and type of tasks of the telc test are essential prerequisites for passing the exam. This is why all candidates are required to book our special one on one telc exam preparation module (5 lessons per module), scheduled for the week of the exam (Friday is the exam day). This module added to any of the regular courses guarantees the best possible preparation for the exam. Booking deadline is 4 weeks prior to the exam date. One on one telc exam preparation module can be booked in addition to any of our  Group courses.

Price: 240 EUR per module (5 lessons), 2+ module (fee per module): 210 EUR;
Language levels accepted: A1, A2, B1, B2;
Lessons per module: 5.

STRUCTURE OF EXAMINATION FOR LEVELS A1, A2, B1, B2

LEVEL A1: telc Русский язык A1is a general language exam that you can normally take after an average of 100 – 150 teaching units (45 minutes). Whether you are at school, at university, employed or retired: the exam can be taken by anyone.

What can you do at level A1?
At A1 level, you can communicate in a very simple way about needs of a concrete type (e.g. introductions, food and drink, shopping, say where you live.) You can use a few very basic grammatical constructions.
What is the structure of the examination?
The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 70 minutes. The oral exam usually takes place straight after the written exam, without any preparation time.

LEVEL A 2: telc Русский язык A2 is a general language exam that you can normally take after an average of 250 – 300 teaching units (45 minutes). The exam can be taken by anyone.

What can you do at level A2?
At A2 level, you can communicate in a simple way in typical everyday situations. In a familiar context, you can hold short conversations. You can use simple grammatical structures correctly.

What is the structure of the examination?
The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 80 minutes. Before the oral exam, you have 15 minutes preparation time. The oral exam can take place on the day of the written exam or on another day.

LEVEL B1: If you already have a good basic knowledge of Russian, telc Русский язык B1 is the right exam for you. It tests general language competence and can be taken by anyone.

What can you do at level B1?
At B1 level, you can communicate in a simple and connected way in everyday situations,while travelling and when talking about topics that are of personal interest. You can describe experiences, hopes and ambitions and give reasons for opinions. On the whole you can use the most important grammatical structures correctly.

What is the structure of the examination?
The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 2 hours 30 minutes. Before the oral exam, you have 20 minutes of preparation time. The oral exam can take place on the day of the written exam or on another day.

LEVEL B2: telc Русский язык B2 tests your general Russian language competence at an advanced level. The exam can be taken by anyone.

What can you do at level B2? At B2 level, you can express yourself clearly and explicitly and also successfully discuss and negotiate. You have a large command of the vocabulary needed for your field of specialization and for most general topics. Your usage of grammar is sound.

What is the structure of the examination? The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 2 hours 20 minutes. Before the oral exam, you have 20 minutes preparation time. The oral exam can take place on the day of the written exam or on another day.

Telc EXAM FEES:

Exam for A1 and A2 levels – 70 EUR (190 EUR – Individual); Exam for B1 and B2 – 110 EUR (225 EUR – Individual).

Individual price applies in case the student passes Telc exam on the individual basis.

 

TRKI exam prparation on individual basis

This challenging Russian language course prepares students for studies at a Russian-speaking university both in Latvia and abroad. The Course develops overall Russian language knowledge and skills by reaching the necessary language level, while at the same time preparing for the TRKI exam.The excellently structured exam programme with a tutor’s personal approach will ensure the success of every student continuing their studies at their chosen university or school. Our staff can also assist in finding a suitable institution for future studies. The one on one TRKI Exam preparation module can be booked in addition to any of our  Group courses.

Minimum enrolment – 1 week;
Minimum level: A1
Number of lessons per week- 5 to 10 on an individual basis;
Lessons per module: 5, per 2 modules: 10
Price per module: 240 EUR, price per 2 modules (10 lessons) – 420 EUR

Prices for exams: For Elementary, Basic, 1st Certificate level exam – EUR 110; For 2nd, 3rd, 4th Certificate level exam – EUR 130.

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT TRKI exam (in English TORFL – Test of Russian as a Foreign Language)

The Exam is normally held over 2 days and there are five parts.
First day: Vocabulary & Grammar (50-90 min.), Reading (45-60 min.) and Writing (50-80 min.)
Second day: Listening (25-45 min.) and Speaking (45-60 min.)
The duration of each of the parts depends on the test level

EXAM PARTS

Part 1. Grammar and Vocabulary
A series of multiple-choice questions where you need to select the right word, ending, etc.

Part 2. Reading
Multiple-choice questions based on texts (depending on the level, these range from short texts such as advertisements to newspaper articles).

Part 3. Writing
This involves a creative piece of writing: at lower levels, a letter or something similar where you are given instructions on what information to include; at higher levels this may be a piece of criticism based on another text.

Part 4. Listening
Multiple-choice questions based on recorded extracts.

Part 5. Speaking
A number of oral tasks, including: providing responses to fixed dialogues; initiating dialogues in prescribed situations; summarising a text; talking on a prepared topic.

The TORFL levels are the following:

*Elementary level
*Basic level
*TORFL-1 – 1st Certificate level
*TORFL-2 – 2nd Certificate level
*TORFL-3 – 3rd Certificate level
*TORFL-4 – 4th Certificate level

Elementary: 
The successful completion of the Elementary level test confirms that the candidate possesses the minimal level of communicative skills, allowing to satisfy the minimal requirements in everyday communication.

Basic level (TORFL-0): 
The successful completion of the Basic level test confirms that the candidate possesses the beginning level of communicative skills, satisfying the minimal requirements in social and cultural communication.

Level 1 (TORFL-1). First Certificate Level. 
The successful completion of this level confirms that the candidate possesses the basic level of communicative skills, satisfying the requirements in social, cultural communication, educational, and professional spheres. The First Certificate is an official document, which allows foreign citizens to enter a Russian University. According to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), the 1st Certificate level is equivalent to Level B1.

Level 2 (TORFL-2). 
The successful completion of TORFL-2 confirms that the candidate possesses a rather high level in all areas of communication, and allows them to conduct a professional activity in Russian as an expert in the areas of humanities (excepting philology), engineering and science. This Certificate is needed for obtaining a bachelor`s and master`s degree (excepting degree in philology). According to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), the 2nd Certificate level is equivalent to Level B2.

Evaluation of TRKI EXAM results

ELEMENTARY LEVEL
Maximum possible points: 530 (= 100%):
• Part 1. Vocabulary & Grammar: 100 points max.
• Part 2. Reading: 120 points max.
• Part 3. Listening: 100 points max.
• Part 4. Writing: 80 points max.
• Part 5. Speaking: 130 points max.

BASIC LEVEL
Maximum possible points: 730 (= 100%):
• Part 1. Vocabulary & Grammar: 110 points max.
• Part 2. Reading: 180 points max.
• Part 3. Listening: 180 points max.
• Part 4.Writing: 80 points max.
• Part 5. Speaking: 180 points max.

TRKI-1 – 1st CERTIFICATE LEVEL
Maximum possible points: 675 (= 100%):
• Part 1. Vocabulary & Grammar: 165 points max. (50-90 min.)
• Part 2. Reading: 140 points max. (45-60 min.)
• Part 3. Listening: 120 points max. (25-45 min.)
• Part 4.Writing: 80 points max. (50-80 min.)
• Part 5. Speaking: 170 points max. (45-60 min.)

TRKI-2 – 2nd CERTIFICATE LEVEL
Maximum possible points: 750 (= 100%):
• Part 1. Vocabulary & Grammar: 150 points max. (50-90 min.)
• Part 2. Reading: 150 points max. (45-60 min.)
• Part 3. Listening: 150 points max. (25-45 min.)
• Part 4.Writing: 150 points max. (50-80 min.)
• Part 5. Speaking: 150 points max. (45-60 min.)

TRKI-3 – 3rd CERTIFICATE LEVEL
Maximum possible points: 750 (= 100%):
• Part 1. Vocabulary & Grammar: 150 points max.
• Part 2. Reading: 150 points max.
• Part 3. Listening: 150 points max.
• Part 4.Writing: 150 points max.

TRKI-4 – 4th CERTIFICATE LEVEL
Maximum possible points: 750 (= 100%):
• Part 1. Vocabulary & Grammar: 150 points max.
• Part 2. Reading: 150 points max.
• Part 3. Listening: 150 points max.
• Part 4.Writing: 150 points max.
• Part 5. Speaking: 150 points max

Successful applicants must obtain no less than 75% of the available points in each part.