Russian Language Classes
Essentiality of Learning Russian
Russian language is the largest native language in Europe. It is the eighth most spoken language in the world by number of native speakers and the seventh by total number of speakers. It is is an official language in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan and it is widely spoken in Eastern Europe, the Baltic states, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Russian language is one of the six official languages of the United Nations. Russian is also the second most widespread language on the Internet, after English. The Russian language is one of two official languages aboard the International Space Station. NASA astronauts who serve alongside Russian cosmonauts usually take Russian language courses. The Russian language has a rich literary tradition. Many Russian writers (Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Checkhov) are considered the best writers in the world. As India and Russia share strong relationships in economy, military and business, learning Russian is very useful to build a successful career.
Tests and Certificates
The Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL) is a contemporary test of Russian language for foreign citizens compliant with the best European quality standards. The TORFL test consists of 6 different levels: Elementary Level (TEL / A1), Basic Level (TBL / A2), The First Certification Level (TORFL-I / B1), The Second Level Certificate (TORFL-II / B2), The Third Level Certificate (TORFL-III / C1), The Fourth Level Certificate (TORFL-IV / C2). The European Language Certificate for Russian: can be taken at four different levels (A1, A2, B1 and B2).