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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.

The levels we offer are: Elementary, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Proficiency.

In our school, you can not only take official Russian language exams online and receive an international certificate, but also prepare for the TORFL exams of all levels with professional teachers and certified TORFL testers.

The lessons use materials developed by leading universities in Russia, designed to prepare for the TORFL exams, as well as a special learning platform, created by the publishing house "Zlatoust", the leading publishing house in the field of Russian as a foreign language. You can choose between intensive and long-term training depending on your needs.

Course details

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 course "TORFL Exam Preparation"

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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    Tatiana L.
    Speaks: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish
    Tatiana is a qualified teacher of Russian as a foreign language with a wide work experience in the field. She read CV
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    Natalia
    Speaks: English, Spanish, Ukrainian
    Natalia is a qualified tutor of Russian as a second language. She has been teaching Russian for about 10 years read CV
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    Natalia T.
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    Artist and ceramicist. Teacher of clay modelling since 2000 at children’s art studios “Harmonia” and “Sunny” (Yalta) and at the read CV
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    Ekaterina
    Speaks: English
    Ekaterina is an experienced Russian language teacher with a diploma in online tutoring. She has taught Russian at the Pushkin read CV
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    Ksenia S.
    Speaks: English
    2018-present, teaching history at the Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management; 2017-present, teaching history at the Municipal Autonomous General Education 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

Testimonials of our students

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

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Daniela Santner,
Austria

If you want to learn Russian I highly recommend you Russian lessons with Yulia. She is a great teacher and she can help you to improve all key language skills. During her lessons you watch some videos, talk with Yulia about different topics, do some grammar exercises, read some texts and also write some. So you need all four key language skills: writing, reading, listening and speaking. She really caters for your needs in Russian language and so you also can enhance your problems within the language or grammar. She also considers your personal wishes and wants to meet your objectives. So you can for example choose topics you’re interested in or choose grammar topics you need to repeat. Yulia is also a very patient teacher. When you don’t know a word she helps you and she explains everything very understandable. The lessons are nearly just in Russian and so you have to start thinking in Russian. Since I started my Russian lessons with Yulia my Russian language skills really improved and I will definitely go on learning Russian with her.

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Ruth Wood,
UK

Yulia is a great teacher and I would highly recommend her. Her lessons combine a good balance of the key skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, so you cover and develop all the fundamental aspects of language learning with every lesson. The lessons are almost entirely in Russian, which was challenging initially; however, I have found that this immersion in the language prompts faster development as you have to rely on your Russian all the time, rather than switching to your native language for comfort which is all too easy to do. Yulia has a lot of patience and has the ability to explain things in a very clear and methodical way. You do not feel afraid to make mistakes or ask questions. I hope to use Russian for work in a legal context in the future and I was particularly impressed by the effort which Yulia went to, to find legal resources for me. It really shows that she is willing to go out of her way to help her students and she will listen to you and meet your objectives.

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Bogdan Ioan,
Romania

I strongly recommend Yulia Amlinskaya to anyone trying to learn Russian language, no matter the level you're at now. She is very experienced in teaching Russian for foreigners. More, she is the kind of teacher you always wanted to have, she makes her lessons very interesting, she can answer any question ( about Russian language :) ) in such a way so the student really understands it. I know I do. At least I feel a big improvement in the last 6 months, since I began the lessons with her. I was not a completely beginner when meeting Yulia, but still the progress I have made since is visible. If you will take a look at her Russian language blog http://learnrussianweb.net/ or at her Facebook page, you will have an idea of how passionate she is about her work, and how much effort she puts in it. Once again, I recommend Yulia with all my heart.

Prices for the course "TORFL Exam Preparation"

Private lessons

Lesson duration 1 lesson 10 lessons 20 lessons
45-minute lessons 16 € 155 €
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290 €
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60-minute lessons 20 € 195 €
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370 €
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90-minute lessons 28 € 275 €
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530 €
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Group lessons

Lesson duration 1 lesson 10 lessons
45-minute lessons 8 € 75 €
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60-minute lessons 9 € 85 €
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90-minute lessons 12 € 115 €
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Lessons start from 5.5 €!

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