The Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, in collaboration with Moscow State University, is an official test centre for Certification Examinations in Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL/ТРКИ), which are fully integrated into the Common European Framework of Reference. The six examinations that students may take are:
· Elementary Certification Level (ТЭУ) – A1
· Basic Certification Level (ТБУ) – A2
· First Certification Level (ТРКИ-1) – B1
· Second Certification Level (ТРКИ-2) – B2
· Third Certification Level (ТРКИ-3) – C1
· Fourth Certification Level (ТРКИ-4) – C2
Normally, the examinations take place in April. Due to an administrative change, the 2015 examination diet will be conducted on 21 and 22 May. Those who intend to sit the Certification Examinations should contact Natalya Kulachkovskaya at the Department. The examination fee is €170.
We also offer focused examination preparation for the Certification Examinations. This special preparatory programme takes place over a number of evenings before the examination in the Arts Building in Trinity College. Each evening, two slots each lasting 60 minutes are available – 6:30-7:30, and 7:45-8:45, and will be arranged according to demand. 2 sessions are €50, additional sessions are €25/session. There must be a minimum of two students per slot; where numbers are lower, sessions may be merged across adjacent levels.