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Russian - Saint Petersburg State University - TRKI

alpha beta piccadilly is the Authorised Centre in South Tyrol for the renowned international Russian language exams ТРКИ-TORFL (Test Of Russian as Foreign Language).

These exams are run by Saint Petersburg University and certify the level of Russian as a foreign language following a system developed by the Russian Ministry of Education. The exams can be taken at our school in Bolzano / Bozen and are recognised by numerous universities and companies.

All St Petersburg exams are aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (A 1 - C 1) and candidates can choose to take any one of the six levels.

In order to pass the exam, candidates have to get at least 66 % in four of the five parts, plus at least 60 % in the fifth part. Should a candidate not pass one or two parts of the exam, they can retake those parts within two years of first taking the exam.
Elementary Level / ТЭУ (A 1)
Successful performance in the Elementary Test (A 1) represents a standard of initial competence in Russian which enables a candidate to satisfy their elementary communicative needs in a limited number of everyday situations. The A 1 certificate is valid for five years.

The exam is divided into five parts:
1 Reading 45 minutes dictionaries may be used
2 Writing 40 minutes dictionaries may be used
3 Grammar & Vocabulary 45 minutes dictionaries are not allowed
4 Listening     25 minutes dictionaries are not allowed
5 Speaking 45 minutes
(25 minutes preparation + 20 minutes exam)
dictionaries may be used during preparation of parts 3 & 4 


Cost of exam: € 117

Enrolments 
For further information about enrolments and exam dates please contact cambridge@alphabeta.it.

The A 1 certificate is valid for five years.
 
Basic level / ТБУ (A 2)
/smartedit/documents/_mediacenter/modulo-discrizione_aprile_2018_trki.pdfSuccessful performance in the Preliminary Test (A 2) represents a standard competence in Russian which enables a candidate to satisfy basic communicative needs in a limited number of situations in everyday and cultural spheres. This level is required to obtain Russian citizenship. Though it is not enough to study at the Russian educational institutions, except for preparatory faculties (programs or courses) for foreigners.

The exam is divided into five parts:
1 Reading 50 minutes dictionaries may be used
2 Writing 50 minutes  dictionaries may be used
3 Grammar & Vocabulary 50 minutes dictionaries are not allowed
4 Listening         30 minutes dictionaries are not allowed
5 Speaking 45 minutes
(25 minutespreparation + 20 minutes exam)
dictionaries may be used during preparation of parts 3 & 4

Exam dates: 
- March/April (enrolment deadline mid February) 
- November 
(enrolment deadline end September) 

Enrolments 
alpha beta piccadilly Bolzano / Bozen and Merano / Meran

Enrolment form and exam regulations


Cost of exam: € 122

Further information and sample papers

For more information contact: cambridge@alphabeta.it 
 
ТРКИ / TORFL I (B 1)
Successful performance in the First Level Certificate (B 1) indicates an intermediate level of competence, which enables a candidate to satisfy their main communicative needs in everyday, cultural, educational and professional spheres in line with the State Standard of Competence in Russian as a Foreign Language. In addition, the First Level Certificate allows its holder to enrol in a Russian university.

The exam is divided into five parts:
1 Reading 50 minutes dictionaries may be used
2 Writing 60 minutes dictionaries may be used
3 Grammar & Vocabulary 60 minutes dictionaries are not allowed
4 Listening        35 minutes dictionaries are not allowed
5 Speaking 45 minutes
(25 minutes preparation + 20 minutes exam)
dictionaries may be used during preparation of parts 3 & 4

sample papers

Exam dates: 
- March/April (enrolment deadline mid February) 
- November 
(enrolment deadline end September) 

Enrolments
alpha beta piccadilly Bolzano / Bozen and Merano / Meran

Enrolment form and exam regulations


Cost of exam: € 127

For more information contact: cambridge@alphabeta.it 
ТРКИ / TORFL II (В 2)
Successful performance in the Second Level Certificate (B 2) indicates a high level of competence in Russian which enables a candidate to satisfy their communicative needs in a wide range of situations in cultural, educational and professional spheres. It allows a holder to receive bachelor's, master's and Ph.D degrees from Russian universities, excluding certain subjects.

The exam is divided into five parts:
1 Reading 60 minutes monolingual dictionaries may be used
2 Writing 55 minutes monolingual dictionaries may be used
3 Grammar & Vocabulary 90 minutes dictionaries are not allowed
4 Listening        35 minutes dictionaries are not allowed
5 Speaking 45 minutes
(15 minutes preparation + 30 minutes exam)
dictionaries are not allowed

sample papers

Exam dates: 
- March/April (enrolment deadline mid February) 
- November 
(enrolment deadline end September) 

Enrolments
alpha beta piccadilly Bolzano / Bozen and Merano / Meran


Enrolment form and exam regulations

Cost of exam: € 132

For more information contact: cambridge@alphabeta.it 
ТРКИ / TORFL III (C 1)
Successful performance in the C 1 Third Level Certificate indicates that the candidate has a high level of language command in all communicative contexts, which allows them to conduct professional activity in Russian in areas such as: linguistics, translating, editing, journalism, international relations and management.

The exam is divided into five parts:
1 Reading 60 minutes monolingual dictionaries may be used
2 Writing 75 minutes monolingual dictionaries may be used
3 Grammar & Vocabulary 90 minutes dictionaries are not allowed
4 Listening        35 minutes dictionaries are not allowed
5 Speaking 45 minutes dictionaries are not allowed

 sample papers

Exam dates:
- November (enrolment deadline end September) 

Cost of exam 2017/2018: € 130

Enrolment form and exam regulations


For more information contact: cambridge@alphabeta.it 

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