Bashkir State University

Regional centre for testing foreign citizens


of Bashkir State University

for receiving certificate Main Content

Official state testing in Russian as a foreign language (TRFL)

Russian state sysyem of testing foreign citizens in Russian language includes:

I. TELTest of elementary level. Certificate of this level is necessary to receive permission to work in Russia.  It is also called surviving level. It allows to satisfy elementary communicative needs in limited number of situations of everyday communication. 

Approximate amount of educational hours - 100-120


II. TBLTest of basic level. Certificate of this level is necessary for receiving Russian citizenship.

The first level of communicative competence. It allows to satisfy basic communicative needs in everyday, cultural and academic spheres of communication. A foreign citizen mastering Russian language at basic level can solve practical tasks in typical situations of everyday life, establish and maintain interpersonal contacts, masters standard language resourses. His vocabulary may reach 1500 lexical units.

Approximate amount of educational hours - 160-200 (including hours to learn elementary communication skills).

III. TRFL-1 - test of certification level I. This certificate is necessary for joining Russian universities. 

It allows to satisfy main communicative needs in communication with native speakers of Russian language. A foreigner who masters language at this level can solve practical tasks in typical situations of everyday life, in professional and educational spheres, maintain social and business communication, masters main resources of Russian language system; his vocabulary may reach 2200 lexical units. 

Approximate amount of educational hours - 400-480 (including time for reaching previous levels) 

IV. TRFL-2 - test of certification level II. It is necessary to receive diploma of bachelor in any field excepting philology, gives opportunity to join master course of Russian university.

Advanced level. It allows to conduct professional activity in Russian language in course education system as a specialist of humanitarian (excepting philological), technical, nature science profile. A foreigner can maintain effective communication in scales of scientific, publicistic and official styles of speech, and also in terms of artificial and conversational speech. His vocabulary may reach 9000 lexical units.

 Approximate amount of educational hours - 760-900 (including time for reaching previous levels) 

III. TRFL-3 - test of certification level III. It alows to teach Russian as a foreign language, to work as interpreter. 

High level of communicative competence. It allows to conduct professional activity in Russian language as philologist, interpreter, editor, journalist, diplomat, engineer. A foreigner almost don't have difficulties in communication with native speakers, expresses his thoughts fully, precisely and grammatically correctly. As a native speaker, he masters different tactics of communication, copes with texts of any level of complexity and style of speech.

Approximate amount of educational hours - 1000

This certificate is necessary for receiving bachelor, specialist or master's degree in any field listed above (excluding specialists and masters of Russian philology which pass this exam as intermediary one).

IV. TRFL-4 - test of certification level IV - level of fluent mastering, close to a native speaker's level.

This certificate is necessary for receiving diploma of specialist or master in Russian philology, PhD in philology and pedagogics (for specialization "Theory and methods of teaching and educating: Russian as a foreign language"), gives the right to conduct all kinds of teaching and scientific researching activity in the field of Russian language.

 

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