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First Russian exam in accordance with European standards to be held in Iceland in year

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First Russian exam in accordance with European standards to be held in Iceland in year


28.05.2019

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The University of Iceland will for the first time take an exam in Russian as a foreign language in the European grading system, similar to the widespread English TOEFL testing, in the spring of 2020. Students who successfully pass the exam will receive an appropriate international certificate, according to the Nashi v Islandii website, opened by the Russian Cultural Center in Iceland.

The test organizers will be the representatives of the Language Testing Center of the St. Petersburg State University. 

The University of Iceland expressed its willingness to support the initiative and provide audiences for testing, as well as publish information about the exam online. 

The head of the non-governmental organization Russian Cultural Center Anna Valdimarsdottir announced that the test organizers would seek official recognition in the local education system through the Icelandic Ministry of Education. According to Anna, the President of Iceland, Guoni Johannesson, supports the initiative. This topic was touched upon during his meeting with the rector of St. Petersburg State University Nikolai Kropachev.

Anna Valdimarsdottir also shared the initiative to prepare for the exam those students from Iceland who were planning to study in St. Petersburg.

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