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    TRKI (Test po russkomu iazyku kak inostrannomu - Test of Russian as a Foreign Language)

    The exam is taken once a year, usually in September, at the Slavonic department of the University of Heidelberg. (Branch office of the Halle Centre of Certification for the Russian language)

    Exam dates on request.

    General information about the TRKI exams

    TRKI is the Russian state qualification of Russian as a foreign language. Through an agreement with Moscow State University and in cooperation with the Slavonic department of the university of Heidelberg, F+U Academy of Languages has offered these exams at 6 different levels from September 2010.

    Structure of the TRKI exams

    The TRKI exams are a serious test of Russian. Exams are normally held over 2 days and consists of five parts.

    • Part 1. Grammar and Vocabulary
      A series of multiple-choice questions where you need to select the right word, ending, etc.
    • Part 2. Reading
      Multiple-choice questions based on texts (depending on the level, these range from short texts such as adverts to newspaper articles).
    • Part 3. Writing
      This involves a creative piece of writing: at lower levels, a letter or similar where you are given instructions about what information to include; at higher levels this may be a piece of criticism based on another text.
    • Part 4. Listening
      Multiple-choice questions based on recorded extracts.
    • Part 5. Speaking
      A number of oral tasks, including: providing responses to fixed dialogues; initiating dialogues in prescribed situations; summarising a text; talking on a prepared topic.


    There are 6 levels of the TRKI: Elementary, Basic, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Certificate. The TRKI levels have been designed to correspond to the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEF).


    CEF / TELC



    Level 1


    TRKI 1


    TRKI 2


    TRKI 3


    TRKI 4



    Information about other language exams

    German as a Foreign Language: TestDaF, TELC, TestAS, onSET
    French: TELC
    Spanish: DELE, TELC
    Italian: TELC
    Russian: TRKI

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