Online Russian courses

TORFL Exam Preparation

Private and group lessons with professional native teachers

Your first lesson is free

Course introduction

The Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL) is a standardised test supervised by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science.

Our Russian teachers have considerable experience in successful TORFL-exam preparation.

The levels we offer are: Elementary, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Proficiency. Each course has a duration of 30 hours.

Elementary Level

Successful performance in the Elementary Test represents a standard of initial competence in Russian which enables a candidate to satisfy his elementary communicative needs in a limited number of everyday situations.

Basic Level

Successful performance in the Preliminary Test represents a standard of competence in Russian which enables a candidate to satisfy basic communicative needs in a limited number of situations in everyday and cultural spheres.

Level 1 (Intermediate)

Successful performance in the First Level Certificate indicates an intermediate level of competence, which enables a candidate to satisfy his main communicative needs in everyday, cultural, educational and professional spheres in line with the State Standard of Competence in Russian as a Foreign Language.

Level 2 (Advanced)

Successful performance in the Second Level Certificate indicates a high level of competence in Russian which enables a candidate to satisfy his communicative needs in a wide range of situations of cultural,educational and professional spheres.

Level 3 (Proficiency)

Successful performance in the Third Level Certificate in Russian indicates an advanced level of competence in Russian which enables a candidate to communicate fluently in all communicative spheres, to do scientific research in Russian and to teach Russian in courses at an Elementary level.

Class materials used

  • Типовые тесты по русскому языку как иностранному. Элементарный, базовый и I сертификационный уровни - СПБ: Златоуст, 2012;
  • Корчагина Е.Л., Смыкунова Н.В. Русский язык: первые результаты – М.: Русский язык, 2007;
  • Цветова Н.Е. 112 тестов по русскому языку как иностранному – СПб: Златоуст, 2009;
  • Тесты, тесты, тесты. Элементарный, базовый и I сертификационный уровни, II и III сертификационные уровни. – СПб: Златоуст, 2007;
  • Андрюшина Н.П., Макова М.Н. Тренировочные тесты по РКИ, I, II и III сертификационные уровни;
  • Учебно-тренировочные тесты по РКИ. B2-C1. Чтение, письмо, грамматика, аудирование, говорение. – СПб: Златоуст, 2009-2012.

Teachers of the TORFL Exam Preparation course

Our online Russian school Russificate is made up of a collective of highly experienced Russian teachers who believe in using cutting edge technology to facilitate language learning. Our teachers strive to provide high quality yet affordable Russian lessons.

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    Yulia
    Speaks: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
    Yulia has been offering Russian classes via Skype since 2005. In 2005-2013 she worked in the Spanish Embassy in Moscow, giving read CV
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    Mikhail
    Speaks: English, German
    Mikhail is a specialist with extensive experience in Russian language tutoring. He offers Russian individual and group lessons to a read CV
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    Arthur
    Speaks: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Ukrainian
    Arthur is a qualified tutor of Russian as a foreign language with wide work experience. He began to teach Russian read CV
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    Tatiana Mar.
    Speaks: English, Finnish
    Tatiana is a certified Russian language teacher with a strong professional background. She has worked at the Saint Petersburg State read CV
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    Maria
    Speaks: English, Turkish
    Maria is a professional teacher of Russian as Foreign Language with more than 10 years experience in teaching students of read CV
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    Valeria G.
    Speaks: English
    Valeria has a wide experience in working with students of different backgrounds and different levels of the language, working in read CV

Testimonials of our students

Not convinced yet? Please have a look at the testimonials recorded by our students:

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Marguerite,
France

Mikhail Yurievich was my tutor of the Russian language in 2014 during the first semester at the MSU in the name of Lomonosov. With him we studied the grammar rules and the spoken language at the same time; he understood that the grammar rules- are one thing, but the way that the Russian people speak, in which mode you can interact in Russian, which cliché phrases the Russians use, how to quickly deal with basic, political and philosophical situations, when you need to express your opinion and which songs all the Russian people know and sing- are completely different things and are very important.
We did written exercises and checked them during the lessons. Mikhail Yurievich always gave us dialogues- which in turn established discussions on many different topics, and so in this way all of the students in the group got the opportunity to speak their mind out loud, ask each other questions and so on. Mikhail Yurievich has achieved his goal; no-one was embarrassed or afraid to speak and, in my opinion, this is most important. Every student felt enough confidence to speak freely and to understand that it is possible! In conclusion, I believe that Mikhail Yurievich is a great tutor!

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Louise,
Reino Unido

I have been very impressed with Dana and can fully recommend her as a tutor. She takes the time to carefully tailor each class to my needs, even producing her own home tasks based on what we cover in each class. Dana takes the time to find relevant articles based on my interests and has the patience and knowledge to explain why things work the way they do. Dana is perfect if you really want to understand grammar, in particular why and how Russian works the way it does. She combines an academic, professional approach with a warm and friendly delivery making each class a pleasure to take part in.

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Adriana Romano,
Brazil

Yulia is a diligent, interested and accomplished teacher. Working as a translator and teacher myself, it´s easy to see just how prepared, bighearted, and engaged she is. She very intently contributes to her students´ growth. There is a great assortment of interesting resources she kindly makes available on Russificate, as well as constant posts on language and culture and new exercises. By the replies on her page, I know I´m not the only student advancing. She is, indeed, very considerate and devoted to this project. Having family roots in Russia, I´m very glad Yulia is helping me better understand part of my cultural heritage. She´s been teaching me for about six months, and I think of her as a friend already. I find her truly inspiring.

Prices for TORFL Exam Preparation course

Lesson duration 1 lesson 10 lessons 20 lessons
45-minute lessons 16 € 155 € Save 5 € 290 € Save 30 €
60-minute lessons 20 € 195 € Save 5 € 370 € Save 30 €
90-minute lessons 28 € 275 € Save 5 € 530 € Save 30 €
Lesson duration 1 lesson 10 lessons
45-minute lessons 5 € 45 € Save 5 €
60-minute lessons 7 € 65 € Save 5 €
90-minute lessons 10 € 95 € Save 5 €
60 minutes 90 minutes
5 € 7.5 €

Lessons start from 4.5 €!

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