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TORFL Exam

The TORFL (Russian as a foreign language) exam was developed by the Russian government to objectively assess a person's Russian language skills. This test is required of foreign students applying to undertake degree programs in Russia. TORFL testing covers 6 levels measuring language skills in a different area of activity (e.g. basic conversation, professional, academic). Participants must attain a minimum overall grade of 66% to pass the exam. So how do you know if you are ready? Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to decide.

  • Are you confident in your current Russian vocabulary level?
  • Do you understand all of the Russian grammar rules?
  • Is your spoken Russian at a high enough level?
  • Do you understand the structure of the TORFL exam?
  • Are you comfortable using the expert tricks on the TORFL exam?
  • Can you confidently write an Russian essay?

If you answered 'no' to any of those questions, you may want to speak with one of Live Lingua's TORFL tutors. The first trial TORFL class is absolutely free. You can speak with the tutor to see if they think you are ready for the TORFL test and they can propose a study plan for you. No credit card required, and no commitment.

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TORFL Exam

The TORFL certificate consists of 5 sections. Each section tests a different area of language proficiency: Listening, writing, reading, speaking and vocabulary and grammar. The TORFL certification is the most recognized Russian certification in the world. The possible levels are as follows:

TORFL LEVELS

LEVEL

0

Basic

1

Intermediate

2

Advanced

3

Proficiency

4

Fluency

Do you have any questions about the TORFL exam? You can speak to one of our TORFL tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.

The TORFL Level 0 certificate shows that students have the ability to communicate in a limited number of the most familiar and everyday situations in a Russian-speaking environment. All five competencies are equally weighted – 20% each. A, B and C grade certificates are awarded to all successful candidates. The exam to obtain the TORFL Level 0 certificate is composed of the following parts:

TORFL

Level 0
CONTENT

SECTION 1

READING
30 questions

SECTION 2

WRITING
4 tasks

SECTION 3

LISTENING
30 questions

SECTION 4

SPEAKING
12 questions

SECTION 5

STRUCTURE
110 questions

Do you have any questions about the TORFL Level 0 exam? You can speak to one of our TORFL tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.

The TORFL Level 1 certificate shows that students have skills needed to survive in social and working Russian-speaking environments. The TORFL test consists of five parts: All five competencies are equally weighted – 20% each. A, B and C grade certificates are awarded to all successful candidates. The exam to obtain the TORFL Level 1 certificate is composed of the following parts:

TORFL

Level 1
CONTENT

SECTION 1

READING
20 questions

SECTION 2

WRITING
2 tasks

SECTION 3

LISTENING
30 questions

SECTION 4

SPEAKING
14 questions

SECTION 5

STRUCTURE
165 questions

Do you have any questions about the TORFL Level 1 exam? You can speak to one of our TORFL tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.

The TORFL Level 2 certificate shows that students have intermediate linguistic ability and competence to express and discuss everyday life situations. Successful completion of this level enables the student to carry out professional activities in science, engineering and humanities (except philology, translation and interpreting, editing, journalism, diplomatic service and management, for which this level is an intermediate stage). This level is obligatory for receiving Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Russian universities. The TORFL test consists of five parts: All five competencies are equally weighted – 20% each. A, B and C grade certificates are awarded to all successful candidates. The exam to obtain the TORFL Level 2 certificate is composed of the following parts:

TORFL

Level 2
CONTENT

SECTION 1

READING
25 questions

SECTION 2

WRITING
3 tasks

SECTION 3

LISTENING
25 questions

SECTION 4

SPEAKING
2 tasks

SECTION 5

STRUCTURE
150 questions

Do you have any questions about the TORFL Level 2 exam? You can speak to one of our TORFL tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.

The TORFL Level 3 certificate provides high-level final qualification of the Russian language. This level is referred to as an advanced stage of proficiency, allowing professional activity in philology, translation and interpreting, editing, journalism, diplomatic service and management in a Russian speaking environment. This level is obligatory for receiving Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Russian universities in these fields. The TORFL test consists of five parts: All five competencies are equally weighted – 20% each. A, B and C grade certificates are awarded to all successful candidates. The exam to obtain the TORFL Level 3 certificate is composed of the following parts:

TORFL

Level 3
CONTENT

SECTION 1

READING
25 questions

SECTION 2

WRITING
3 tasks

SECTION 3

LISTENING
25 questions

SECTION 4

SPEAKING
2 tasks

SECTION 5

STRUCTURE
100 questions

Do you have any questions about the TORFL Level 3 exam? You can speak to one of our TORFL tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.

The TORFL Level 4 certificate is referred to as an advanced stage of proficiency very close to the native-speaker level. It provides high-level final qualification in the language. This level is obligatory for receiving a Master of Arts degree and is recognized for academic purposes in the field of the Russian language. The TORFL test consists of five parts: All five competencies are equally weighted – 20% each. A, B and C grade certificates are awarded to all successful candidates. The exam to obtain the TORFL Level 4 certificate is composed of the following parts:

TORFL

Level 4
CONTENT

SECTION 1

READING
25 questions

SECTION 2

WRITING
3 tasks

SECTION 3

LISTENING
25 questions

SECTION 4

SPEAKING
2 tasks

SECTION 5

STRUCTURE
100 questions

Do you have any questions about the TORFL Level 4 exam? You can speak to one of our TORFL tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.


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