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

    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)

    Next test date 2016: will be published as soon as possible.

    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, onDaF
    French: TELC
    Spanish: DELE, TELC
    Italian: TELC
    Russian: TRKI









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