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Pushkin Institute Certification / Adults

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You can prove your skills in the Russian language by taking Pushkin Institute exams to obtain their internationally recognized certificate, which is valid forever.

Why should I take this exam?

The Pushkin State Russian Language Institute, in cooperation with the Ministry of Science and Education and Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, offers certificated examinations in Russian in compliance with Council of Europe standards.

Where can I take this exam?

Our Center is an official Examination Center authorized and approved by the Pushkin State Russian Language Institute. We offer the following certified examinations of Russian language for adults:

Levels for ages > 18 A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2
  • Unavailable
  • In Progress
  • Available
Correspondence of the levels of proficiency in a foreign language in Europe and the USA
Russia Elementary level Basic level I level
(RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CERTIFICATION TESTING – 1)
II level
(RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CERTIFICATION TESTING – 2)
III level
(RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CERTIFICATION TESTING – 3)
IV level
(RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CERTIFICATION TESTING – 4)
Europe A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2
USA Breakthrough Waystage Threshold Vantage Effective operational proficiency Mastery

Certification programs:

  • Everyday communication;
  • Business communication;
  • International tourist business.

Everyday communication: if you are studying Russian and want to:

  • check and objectively evaluate your own knowledge;
  • develop self-control and self-assessment;
  • find a job for Russian speakers.
Correspondence of the levels of proficiency in Russian language in Europe and the Everyday communication certification of the Pushkin Institute
European levels of language proficiency Pushkin Institute levels
С2 – Mastery Superior Native
С1 – Effective operational proficiency Advanced Plus
В2 – Vantage Advanced
В1 – Threshold Intermediate-High
А2 – Waystage Intermediate
А1 – Breakthrough Novice

Business communication: if you are studying Russian and working as a:

  • Businessperson or work in a company with Russian-speaking partners;
  • Employee of foreign trade organizations, which require knowledge of the Russian language;
  • Specialist or manager of middle and senior managers working in a Russian company;
  • Study in an educational institution in Russia or abroad and are ready to connect your future career with the Russian language in business.
Correspondence of the levels of proficiency in Russian language in Europe and the Business communication certification of the Pushkin Institute
European levels of language proficiency Pushkin Institute levels
С2 – Mastery Superior Native
С1 – Effective operational proficiency Advanced
В2 – Vantage Intermediate
В1 – Threshold Novice
А2 – Waystage
А1 – Breakthrough

International tourist business: if you are studying Russian and work:

  • in the travel industry or study tourism and will work with Russian-speaking tourists.
Correspondence of the levels of proficiency in Russian language in Europe and the International tourist business certification of the Pushkin Institute
European levels of language proficiency Pushkin Institute levels
С2 – Mastery РЭТ-3
С1 – Effective operational proficiency РЭТ-3
В2 – Vantage РЭТ-3
В1 – Threshold РЭТ-2
А2 – Waystage РЭТ-1
А1 – Breakthrough РЭТ-0

How can I prepare for the exam?

Learn more about the preparation materials for the exam here>>

What do I need to bring to the exam?

Our Center provides the candidates with everything necessary to take the exam. The candidates should bring their passports and their translations into Russian.

Examination cost:

For more information please contact us at Learn@MetaphorSchool.org