ITALIAN PROFICIENCY TEST

There are six main certifications or diplomas(CELI, CILS, PLIDA, IT, AIL,CEDILS) for the Italian language proficiency test. All the tests are internationally-recognized, the certificate or diploma choice depends on your personal or professional goals.

CELI – Certificate of Knowledge of the Italian Language

It is internationally recognized and accepted as proof of Italian language proficiency by Chambers of commerce, companies, and private and public educational institutions worldwide. Through the CELI, skills and abilities can be used in the field of work and study. It is also available to students with very little education. The CELI Adolescenti is aimed at children between the age of 13 and 17.

CELI EXAM PATTERN

CELI are adapted to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), so they are divided into six levels:

  • CELI Impatto (Level A1 of the CEFR) – basic level for foreigners without any knowledge of the Italian language.

  • CELI 1 (Level A2 of the CEFR) – elementary level recommended to foreigners able to formulate short sentences but not a speech.

  • CELI 2 (Level B1 of the CEFR) – intermediate level useful to master the language without too much strain.

  • CELI 3 (Level B2 of the CEFR) – higher intermediate level useful to master the language without too much effort.

  • CELI 4 (Level C1 of the CEFR) – advanced level – can understand and produce long and complex pieces and conversations.

  • CELI 5 (Level C2 of the CEFR) – level of command of the language in complex situations.

 

 

CILS - Certification of Italian as a Foreign Language

Supported by Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The certificate is legally recognized as an official certification of Italian competence. It is valid throughout the world and does not expire (Like other Italian certificates).CILS certifications are recognized both in the workplace, in education and at university.

CILS EXAM PATTERN

There are 6 levels of CILS certifications:

BEGINNER

  • CILS A1 (Level A1 of the CEFR)

  • CILS A2 (Level A2 of the CEFR)

 

INDIPENDENT LEARNER

  • CILS One (Level B1 of the CEFR)

  • CILS Due (Level B2 of the CEFR)

 

ADVANCED LEARNER

  • CILS Three (Level C1 of the CEFR)

  • CILS Four (Level C2 of the CEFR)

The exam structure is divided into four sections:

  • Oral, comprehension of oral texts

  • Written, comprehension of written texts

  • Morphosyntactic

  • lexical competence

 

 The exam consists of both closed questions (multiple choice questions) and semi-structured questions (re-elaboration of texts starting from data elements) and open (free development of a topic).

Each part of the examination is evaluated independently, so to pass the exam you must have obtained the necessary grade in each section. If this is not the case, then it is possible to retake then necessary sections.

CILS EXAM DATE

The CILS exam is held twice per year, in June and December, and it must be taken in person at an official testing site.

PLIDA Italian Language Project Dante Alighieri

It is an official diploma issued by the Società Dante Alighieri under an agreement with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Each of the six PLIDA diplomas corresponds with a CEFR level from A1 to C2.PLIDA Juniors is the Italian certification for adolescent students (13-18 year olds). 

PLIDA EXAM PATTERN

PLIDA divided into six levels:

BEGINNER ITALIAN

Contact level

  • PLIDA A1 (A1 level of the CEFR)

  • PLIDA JUNIORS A1

 

Survival level

  • PLIDA A2 (Livello A2 del QCER)

  • PLIDA JUNIORS A1

 

BASIC ITALIAN

Limited level

  • PLIDA B1 (Level B1 of the CEFR)

  • PLIDA JUNIORS B1

 

Progressive level

  • PLIDA B2 (Level B2 of the CEFR)

  • PLIDA JUNIORS B2

 

BASIC ITALIAN

Advanced level

  • PLIDA C1 (Level C1 of the CEFR)

 

Fluent level

  • PLIDA C2 (Level C2 of the CEFR)

The exam structure is divided into four sections:

·        oral comprehension

·        writing, reading

·        comprehension

·        speaking.

The exams related to the first two levels are based on exercises with images and grids that help with the understanding.

IT — Italian certification

The IT (Certificazione Italiano) is a certificate of general competence in the Italian language, offered by the University of Roma Tre.

EXAM PATTERN

The exams are as per CEFR.

  • A1 (Level A1 of the CEFR) – certificate of basic competence in Italian as a foreign language (three parts: listening, reading and writing, speaking)

  • A2 (Level A2 of the CEFR) – certificate of basic competence in Italian as a foreign language (three parts: listening, reading and writing, speaking)

  • B1 (Level B1 of the CEFR) – certificate of elementary competence in Italian as a foreign language (four parts: listening, reading and writing, uses of Italian language, face-to-face communication

  • B2 (Level B2 of the CEFR) – certificate of intermediate competence in Italian as a foreign language (listening, reading, composition, face-to-face composition)

  • C1 (Level C1 of the CEFR) – certificate of advanced competence in Italian as a foreign language (listening, reading, composition, face-to-face composition)

  • C2 (Level C2 of the CEFR) – certificate of Italian as a foreign language (five parts: listening, reading, uses and forms of Italian, composition, speaking)

IT (Italian certification) EXAM DATE

The exams take place several times a year at the University of Roma Tre at the University Linguistic Center and at other affiliated institutions, 

AIL – Italian Language Academy

Italian Academy of Languages (The Accademia Italiana di Lingua) are internationally recognized Italian exam . The AIL certifications are internationally recognized and are addressed to people for whom Italian is a second language or a foreign language.

CEDILS- Certification in Didactics of the Italian language to foreigners

CEDILS ( la Certificazione Della Competenza in Didattica Dell’italiano Come Lingua Straniera) is a certification of competence in teaching Italian as a foreign language or second language.

CEDILS EXAM PATTERN

The CEDILS exam includes five tests (4 written examinations and one oral exam) for 5 hours.

WRITTEN EXAMINATION – 4 tasks  (questionnaires on general topics of language teaching, teaching of authentic material, critical commentary on teaching materials, schematization of a grammatical or sociolinguistic aspect of Italian)

 ORAL EXAMINATION – 3 or 4 minutes of audio recording on topics regarding Italian culture and civilization.

CEDIL EXAM DATE

 The CEDILS exam takes place twice a year in Venice and once a year in the various registered offices in Italy (with different dates for each location).

 

EXAM CENTERS IN INDIA

DELHI

Istituto Italiano Di Cultura

Address: ICC, 50-E, Chandragupta Marg – Chanakyapuri
Contact: 011 – 26871901/03.
Email: iicnewdelhi@esteri.it

WEBSITE: https://iicnewdelhi.esteri.it/

 

 MUMBAI

Istituto Italiano Di Cultura

Address: ICC, Kanchanjunga Building, 72, Dr. G.Deshmukh Marg,.
Contact: 022 – 23804071.
Email: iicmumbai@esteri.it

Website: https://iicmumbai.esteri.it/

 

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