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TORFL: the only international examination to validate Russian Language proficiency


DESCRIPTION

The Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL) is the first and only Russian language proficiency test for foreign learners. It was launched more than 25 years ago, being based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The test offers affordable access to Russian language assessment. It measures academic and general Russian skills needed for educational purposes and beyond (employability, applying to Russian citizenship, etc.). In addition, the exam provides comprehensive evaluation through writing and speaking parts, when the former measures the paper-based writing abilities, and the latter focuses on the face-to-face communication skills.

Each exam level consists of five parts:

  • Section 1: Grammar and Vocabulary
  • Section 2: Reading
  • Section 3: Writing
  • Section 4: Listening
  • Section 5: Speaking

Key facts about the test

  • Location: online or at a Testing Centre;
  • Price: varies depending on level (80–120 AZN);
  • Scoring: Speaking and Writing sections scored by trained examiners to ensure accuracy and fairness; 
  • Preparation: open past papers;
  • Passing Score: 66% in each section;
  • Certificate: 2 years validity for A1 level, indefinite for other levels.

Certificate

TORFL provides an objective assessment of Russian language proficiency. Those who pass it successfully receive a certificate that is widely recognized by thousands of institutions around the world, including private companies, universities, professional bodies, and government agencies. The main benefits of the TORFL certificate:

  • enables to pursue education in Russian universities (the compulsory language level is B1 for undergraduate and B2 for graduate study);
  • opens doors to one of the worldwide richest sources of knowledge: Russian literature;
  • provides an opportunity to deal with Russian-speaking clients and companies smoothly.

Level Comparison

TORFL

CEFR 

IELTS 

TOEIC

TOEFL

Level 4

C2

7.5+

Level 3

C1

6.5–7

950+

270+

Level 2

B2

5–6

785–949

227–269

Level 1

B1

3.5–4.5

550–784

163–226

Basic

A2

3

225–549

96–162

Elementary

A1

1–2

120–224

More Details

To learn more about the test, including exam registration and test preparation please visit http://dim.gov.az/activities/exams/beyn-lxalq-rus-dili-imtahanlar/