The IIC is an official Exam Centre for CILS and CELI Certification Exams of Italian as a Foreign Language, offered respectively by the University for Foreigners of Siena and the University for Foreigners of Perugia.
The exams evaluate listening, reading, comprehension, writing, oral skills and lexicon.
For further details on the Certification Exams, please contact this Institute at 6336 3705 or visit the websites of the above mentioned Universities:
Certifications of Italian as a Foreign Language
There are two certifications of Italian language recognised by the Italian Government on the basis of an agreement with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs:CILS Certificazione di Italiano come Lingua Straniera (a certification issued by the Università per Stranieri di Siena) www.unistrasi.it
CELI Certificato di Conoscenza dell’Italiano come Lingua Straniera (a certification issued by the Università per Stranieri di Perugia) www.cvcl.it
As an official Exam Centre, it is possible to sit both certification exams at this Italian Cultural Institute. CILS and CELI evaluate and certify competency levels in the Italian language.
Certification exam dates
Exam date: 19 June 2017 – Registration deadline: 8 May 2017
Exam Date: 20 November 2017 – Registration deadline: 9 October 2017
Exam Date : 8 June 2017 – Registration deadline : 26 April 2017
Exam Date : 5 December 2017 – Registration deadline: 20 October 2017
Exam fees : Please contact the Institute at 6336 3705
Who needs the certification?
CELI and CILS Certifications are useful to those who study Italian, who work and study within an Italian context, and to those who wish to evaluate and certify their level of competency in the Italian language.There are no age limits and applicants are not obliged to possess educational certificates or degrees. Preparation can also be done autonomously as levels are independent of each other so a student can sit a higher level without having sat any of the previous levels.CILS and CELI can be used when applying for a job, for teaching Italian, for entry into an Italian university or in any situation where it is necessary to give formal proof of competency levels in the Italian language. The Ministry of the Università e della Ricerca recognises the CILS and CELI as a certificate of admission for foreign students to Italian universities: having the CILS 2 or the CELI 3 means that students both within and outside the European Community are exempt from taking other tests of linguistic ability which universities may ask for. Italian companies recognise the CILS and CELI too.
CILS and CELI exams, according to the European Framework, evaluate:
listening, reading and comprehension, writing, oral skills, grammar and lexicon.
The CILS and CELI certification system covers all six levels of linguistic competency − as stated in the European framework.
The 6 levels in CILS and CELI have a linguistic competency that gets progressively higher. Levels are autonomous of each other. Each level shows a communicative capacity specific to different contexts.
See below the Table of Italian courses according to the European Common Framework of Reference for Languages