Russian belongs to the family of Indo-European languages of Slavic speaking communities. Russian is the official language in the Russian Federation and it is the mother tongue in the majority of the post-Soviet countries. Russian is the first language of 180 million people and it is spoken as a second language by 120 million people. Ukrainian and Byelorussian are the languages most similar to Russian.
We offer tailor-made courses suitable for various stages of language knowledge. Students can choose their timetable as the school is open continuously from 9 am until 8 pm, Saturdays 9 am until 4pm. Teachers are qualified native speakers. As in Italian, Russian pronunciation and writing correspond and some words are similar between the two languages; Russian uses cases but does not use articles. However, studying Russian takes time and a strong commitment.
We prepare students for international certification TRKI – TORFL (Test of Russian as a Foreign Languge) according to the Common European Framework of Reference and ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe). They test oral and written skills of Russian as foreign language.
According to TRKI-TORFL international certification an exam should be taken for every stage of language knowledge. It tests the general knowledge (obshchee vladenie) and/or a specific knowledge (professional’nyj modul’) following particular topics: philological, scientific, journalistic, commercial.
Students should pass the general knowledge certification before obtaining the specific knowledge certification. Three categories of certification are available.
- sertifikat (certificate of the language general knowledge with the score of passed exams). It is valid for 5 years.
- svidetel’stvo (certificate of the language specific knowledge following a particular topic with the score of passed exams). It is valid for 5 years.
- spravka (certificate with the score of passed exams only) It is valid for 2 years.