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University of Victoria Russian Language Test Centre

Центр тестирования по русскому языку как иностранному в университете Виктории

What is Tested and How

The TORFL consists of five subtests assessing a different area of language proficiency:

Subtest 1. Vocabulary. Grammar. Лексика. Грамматика
Subtest 2. Reading. Чтение
Subtest 3. Listening Comprehension. Аудирование
Subtest 4. Writing. Письмо
Subtest 5. Speaking. Говорение

Each subtest is given as a separate test with breaks in between. The chart below shows time set for each subtest and the total testing time for each level.

Subtest A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2
Vocabulary, Grammar 50 min 50 min 60 min 90 min 90 min 60 min
Reading 50 min 50 min 50 min 60 min 75 min 80 min
Listening Comprehension 30 min 35 min 35 min 35 min 35 min 40 min
Writing 50 min 50 min 60 min 60 min 60 min 60 min
Speaking 30 min 25 min 25 min 35 min 40 min 50 min
Total Time: 3 hrs 30 min 3 hrs 30 min 3hrs 50 min 4 hrs 40 min 5 hrs 0 min 4 hrs 50 min

Students must score a minimum of 66% in each subtest to have passed the exam. If a student scored less than 66% in one of the subtests (but passed all other subtests), he or she can re-take only that subtest within the following two years for half of the testing price (other 4 subtests will be count as “passed”).

The certificate reflects your proficiency level. Your score does not appear on the certificate.