Russian language learning at "Enjoy Russian Language School" is organized according to Russian language testing system (TORFL) supervised by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science. According to this system,
There are six levels of the Russian language proficiency:
A1 (Элементарный – Elementary) – You start from complete 0 (from the alphabet) and reach a survival level. It takes 6 weeks (120 hours) to achieve Elementary level if you are a complete beginner.
A2 (Базовый – Basic) – You extend your vocabulary and learn how to freely speak about simple topics. It takes 6 weeks (120 hours) to achieve Basic level if you approved the Elementary one.
B1 (ТРКИ-1 – Первый сертификационный уровень – The first certificate level) – You are able to talk about politics, economics, social problems and other serious topics). It takes 6 weeks (120 hours) to achieve First Certificate level if you approved the Basic one.
B2 (ТРКИ-2 – Второй сертификационный уровень – The second certificate level) – You understand the difference between the colloquial and written Russian, can use slang and read newspapers and magazines. It takes 12 weeks (240 hours) to achieve Second Certificate level if you approved the First Certificate one.
C1 (ТРКИ-3 – Третий сертификационный уровень – The third certificate level) – You can do researches in different branches of science, using the Russian language, use very specific vocabulary.
C2 (ТРКИ-4 – Четвёртый сертификационный уровень – The fourth certificate level) – You are like a native Russian speaker! Congratulations!
We run courses for foreign students of different levels (from A0 to B2/C1)
To make sure every student receives the best education, takes off from where he/she is at the moment, and improves quickly, we created a module system that establishes clear and realistic language learning objectives. Every level course consists of 1-week modules, so a "module" is a portion of a language curriculum that is taught for one week. Every module content is describes in details here.
To find out your level of Russian proficiency you can take our test for free right here. Our test was designed in accordance with the module system, and while doing it you can literally see what language material (vocabulary and grammar) you can learn in each module. You can even use the test as a way to find out your errors in Russian, and understand what things you need to go back to, and review again.
You shouldn't spend more than an hour on this test, shouldn't guess the answers, but respond according to what you know. You should stop doing the test as soon as you meet a few questions with unfamiliar grammar, and vocabulary. It means, that you've reached your level.
It's also important for us to determine you level that you write 5-10 sentences about yourself. Multiple choice tests can not always fully reflect a person's level. But your own sentences sometimes show us your level even better than the test.
The results of the test will be carefully checked by our education coordinator, and the respond with your level will be sent to you within 24 working hours. Good luck!