Walter Denz, Owner, Liden & Denz

Walter Denz, Owner, Liden & Denz

Russian language exams: TRKI vs telc tests

The choice of exams for Russian is limited. There is an academic exam called TRKI, administered by a group of Russian state universities but this exam only makes sense for international students going for a degree programme in Russia. Liden & Denz has found a very good alternative partnering with telc language tests, offering Russian communicative exams for levels A1-B2.

Liden & Denz is the first and so far only official examination centre for telc in Russia. As more young people are studying Russian for career reasons, demand for an internationally recognised exam has grown considerably. Quoting one of our students from the UK, James Bradstock, who recently took the telc exam:  I wanted something tangible to show for my efforts during my time in St. Petersburg, and I also wanted an internationally-recognised certificate that I could send to future employers so that they could see the progress I had made during my 18 weeks at Liden & Denz.

As the telc exams follow closely the CEFR, a special examination course is not necessary. However we ask students to book a dedicated exam prep add-on course in the week of the exam. At Liden & Denz, the telc test can be booked together with the main course or at any time while already studying at one of our centres (deadlines apply). Liden & Denz runs the exam at all centres once per month. Further reading:


Walter Denz is the owner and co-founder of Russian language school Liden & Denz. Liden & Denz centres in St Petersburg and Moscow welcome students from across the world, who come to learn or improve their Russian language skills for business as well as leisure.

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