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    Some good news

    Last year I was going to give up learning Russian & my motivation was low, especially as I don't know any Russians and I've no links with the country (some of you might remember me moaning about it). But I love the language so I kept going. I started to use the Forum and I saw how many other people out there were in the same position. Last week I sat an exam I had decided just to 'turn up for' and I passed it..... I'm waiting for my cert to come in the post so that I can frame it. I'm really proud of me (!) I hope this will help anyone else who is finding it difficult because I really struggled with it at first. You can do it and it is really worth it.
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    Ya pozdravlyalyu vas!

    What kind of a test was it, and what do you get for a certificate (or certification?)?
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    Great job Ирландскиеглаза!

    Yeah, I am also curious about the certification, tell us more!

    And a general question to all: When I was in St. Pete, I could take the goverment Russian test, I think there was 4 levels, where if you pass the 4th you get a certificate of speaking native Russian (even Russians fail this test, I heard)... I think I was a level 2 when I left, but I can't find anywhere in the US where they offer this test. Can one only do it in Russia?
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    Some good news

    Thank you. I'm still quietly pleased with myself.

    In the exam you have to read a page of text and answer questions on it. There is also a section of grammar and finally you have to converse in Russian with the tutor for 10 minutes. This certificate is Upper Intermediate. I would imagine this has different shades of interpretation in different countries & that would also encompass any recognition abroad. The exam comes at the end of 60 hours of classes taken September - May in a 3rd level college. If anyone does know of an internationally recognised cert could they post it up?
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