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Certificates

 

Certificates

Certifications of Italian as a Foreign Language

There are several certifications of proficiency in Italian as a foreign language offered by Italian universities.
They are addressed to citizens of foreign countries, people with Italian roots living abroad and foreign immigrants living in Italy.

Please click on the below links for further details on the exams offered by each university:

Perugia University for Foreigners (CELI) - List of exam centres HERE

Siena University for Foreigners (CILS) - Calendar of exams HERE

"Roma Tre" University (IT)

Società "Dante Alighieri" (PLIDA)

 
Equivalence between the Certifications and the Common European Framework

CEFRLPerugia University for Foreigners Siena University for Foreigners Roma Tre University Dante Alighieri
LEVEL C2
Command
CELI 5 CILS Quattro-C2 IT PLIDA C2
LEVEL C1
Advanced
CELI 4 CILS Tre-C1 ------ PLIDA C1          
LEVEL B2
Higher Intermediate
CELI 3 CILS Due B2 ------ PLIDA B2
ELVEL B1*
Intermediate
CELI 2 CILS Uno B1 ele.IT PLIDA B1
LEVEL A2
Elementary
CELI 1 CILS A2 ------ PLIDA A2
LEVEL A1
Basic
CELI IMPATTO CILS A1 ------ PLIDA A1

*As of December 4, 2018 (Italian law No. 132, of December 1, 2018) an adequate knowledge of the Italian language is required for obtaining Italian citizenship pursuant to art. 5 and 9 of Law 91/1992. Adequate knowledge is defined to be no less than level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Fulfillment of this requirement is met by the acquisition of a title/certification issued by an institution of public education/educational institution or a certification issued by an authorized/recognized certifying body.

 

CILS exams at the Italian Institute of Culture - Dublin

Certification exams can be taken abroad at authorized institutions. The Italian Institute of Culture in Dublin offers CILS exams (on behalf of the Università per Stranieri di Siena). A registration fee is required in order to take the exam. More information are available at the Universita' per Stranieri di Siena web site.

 

Exam dates in 2022

- December 15th, 2022 - Levels: B1 Citizenship and B2 - Registrations from 30th September to 24th October 2022

 

More information on how enrol and registration fees will be published in the following weeks.


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