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II International Russian as a Foreign Language Online Olympiad

Dates: November 5, 2020 - December 13, 2020

registration closed
first
12-16

1st age group:
Participants 12 - 16 years of age


first
17-30

2hd age group:
Participants 17 - 30 years of age

Registration
November 5, 2020 - November 23, 2020
Round 1
November 5, 2020 - November 23, 2020
Round 2
November 30, 2020 - December 13, 2020
Awarding
December 20, 2020

Dear friends,

On behalf of Saint Petersburg State University and the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, we welcome you here, on the website of the most extensive Olympiad in Russian as a foreign language.

St Petersburg University is the oldest university in Russia.
Today it hosts more than 20 thousand students, and among them over 5,000 are non-residents who have chosen the very first Russian university to obtain their degrees compliant to the strictest university standards.

St Petersburg University has been arranging for various

Olympiads for more than 100 years. Annually, since 2018, it has been arranging for the Russian as a foreign language Olympiads.

In the previous 2019, more than 7,000 non-residents from 131 countries from all four corners of the world participated in that unique event. We welcome you to join us and become a part of the most extensive Olympiad in Russian as a foreign language arranged for in collaboration with the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation.

During the current year, as the comfortable and regular flow of each person's life has not but changed, it is quite essential to create and implement different additional challenges to provide a platform to perform one's best and have one's progress evaluated deservedly.

This Olympiad is not just a challenging platform where the strongest always win, and they are worthy of our pride. By and large, we have initiated an event to encourage those who once decided to study this rich, imaginative and meaningful language either for their hobby, or for their mission, undergo evaluation, and covet for further stimuli to study, broaden the horizons and challenges to be reached for and overcome.

We wish you good luck!

Assignments for the Olympiad qualifications
Assignments for the Olympiad finals

The qualification stage comprises tests with the close-end tasks (with one or multiple choice answers), open-end tasks, which require extended answers, and tasks of advanced challenge, which require creativity and intelligence.

Further, the qualifications will offer you tasks on texts which target the ability to comprehend, apart from the plot, the details of the narration. We have developed the tasks to check your Grammar, Vocabulary, and Syntax awareness. All tasks are displayed according to the order of increasing complexity.

Task running time is limited. There is only one attempt available.

Demo materials

The final stage comprises close-end tasks (with one or multiple choice answers), open-end tasks, which require extended answers, and tasks of advanced challenge, which require creativity and intelligence.

You will be assigned to deal with texts in various functional styles to check your comprehension of the main idea, the plot as well as the details. All tasks are displayed according to the order of increasing complexity.

Task accomplishing time is limited. There is only one attempt available.

Demo materials
Assignments for the Olympiad qualifications

The qualification stage comprises tests with the close-end tasks (with one or multiple choice answers), open-end tasks, which require extended answers, and tasks of advanced challenge, which require creativity and intelligence.

Further, the qualifications will offer you tasks on texts which target the ability to comprehend, apart from the plot, the details of the narration. We have developed the tasks to check your Grammar, Vocabulary, and Syntax awareness. All tasks are displayed according to the order of increasing complexity.

Task running time is limited. There is only one attempt available.

Demo materials
Assignments for the Olympiad finals

The final stage comprises close-end tasks (with one or multiple choice answers), open-end tasks, which require extended answers, and tasks of advanced challenge, which require creativity and intelligence.

You will be assigned to deal with texts in various functional styles to check your comprehension of the main idea, the plot as well as the details. All tasks are displayed according to the order of increasing complexity.

Task accomplishing time is limited. There is only one attempt available.

Demo materials

In 2019, 7199 applicants from 131 countries from all four corners of the world became participants of our event.

This year to participate is easy:

    • Make sure you are of age fitting with either Age group One or Age group Two
    • Make sure you are a non-resident of the Russian Federation
    • Make sure you are keen on the Russian language.
    • Do you want to test your communication competency skills and become a part of the most extensive event in Russian as a foreign language?
first
12-16

1st age group:
Participants 12 - 16 years of age

first
17-30

2hd age group:
Participants 17 - 30 years of age

You may read the Guideline here following the link.

What are the awards?

Upon the Olympiad results, the prize-winners receive:

  • Diplomas
  • Gifts
  • Textbooks to study Russian
  • The free access to undergo the State Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL) and obtain an internationally recognised and approved certificate which is but the only official document confirming one's level of Russian language competency.
  • A relevant diploma which provides bonuses upon competing for the SPBU admission.

The goal of the event is to popularise and render support to the Russian language, to increase the significance of Russian as a language of international communication.

Event calendar

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One of the prizes for the finalists of the International Online Olympiad will be the opportunity to take the internationally recognised Test free of charge.

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The State Test of Russian as a Foreign Language

The State Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL) is the exam, which provides the most unbiased assessment of the acquired level of the Russian language competency.

In 2019, 500 Olympiad winners obtained vouchers to undergo the Test free of charge. We are proud of their progress and believe that the resulting from their hard work certificate has opened them promising opportunities both for their career and studies as well as has become their achievement to foster stimuli.

Read more about TORFL