In St. Petersburg State University, the summer school for teachers of Russian-language schools has finished its work. All the teachers obtained qualifications of testers in Russian as a foreign language.
At the Center for Advanced Studies of St. Petersburg State University from June 13 to June 23, 2018, programmess on language testing were implemented.
“Language testing: The procedure and methodology for conducting tests on the levels of TEL, TBL, TORFL-1, TORFL-II (assessment), testing for admission to the citizenship of the Russian Federation, the methodology for conducting the integration test in the Russian language, Russian history and the basics of legislation”;
“Language testing: the methodology for conducting tests on the levels of TORFL-II, TORFL-III, TORFL-IV, testing for admission to the citizenship of the Russian Federation, the methodology for conducting the integration test in the Russian language, Russian history and the basics of legislation.”
The objectives of the programmess: the formation of a testing competence as a complex of knowledge and skills to perform objective test assessment in the TORFL testing system (Test of Russian as a foreign language).
Teachers from Vladivostok, Tallinn, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, and St. Petersburg took part in the training. The listeners attended seminars, master classes, listened to lectures.
The classes considered the problems of the actual issues of the Russian language testing. Separate sessions were devoted to testing migrants from the CIS countries. Teachers of the department of the Russian language as a foreign language and the methods of teaching it took part in the implementation of the program: N. Afanasyeva, L. Belikova, I.Erofeev, I.Linhart, prof. K.Rogova, O. Khorohordina, prof. I.Pavlovskaya, prof. T. Popova, and also the director of the Language Testing Center D. Ptyushkin.
A great interest was caused by lectures devoted to the psychological problems of the examination and preparation for the tests. We express deep gratitude to the assistant professor of the Faculty of Psychology E.Petanova for interesting activities.
The listeners noted the high quality of the preparation of the material presented, the skill of the teachers. The programme is supervised by I.Erofeeva.
In their spare time, the students went on a sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg, visited the Museum of D.Mendeleev in St. Petersburg State University, a concert of vocal singing at the house of Benois, visited the Golden and Diamond rooms of the Hermitage, visited the ancient pharmacy of Dr. Pel on Vasilievsky Island.