Italian Language Exams
Do you need an Italian language certification? Read to find out what certifications there are and how to prepare.
Quality exams, quality results
If you are a student of Italian as a foreign language, you may be considering taking an Italian language exam to demonstrate your proficiency in the language. There are a number of different Italian language exams available, but the most common are the CILS, CELI, CERT.IT, and PLIDA exams. All of these are issued by certification bodies that form the association Certificazione Lingua Italiana di Qualità (CLIQ) that ensures a quality system for the certification of language skills following the standards set by the Council of Europe in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
CILS (Certificazione di Italiano come Lingua Straniera) is a certification of Italian as a foreign language issued by the University of Siena for Foreigners. The CILS exam is offered at six different levels, from A1 (beginner) to C2 (proficient).
CELI (Certificati di Lingua Italiana) is a certificate of knowledge of the Italian language issued by the University for Foreigners of Perugia. The CELI exam is also offered at six different levels, from A1 to C2.
CERT.IT (Certificazione dell'italiano come lingua straniera) is another certification of Italian as a foreign language. It is issued by Roma Tre University. The CERT.IT exam is also offered at all six different levels from A1 to C2.
PLIDA (Progetto Lingua Italiana Dante Alighieri) is a certification of Italian language proficiency issued by the Dante Alighieri Society. The PLIDA exam is offered at six different levels, from A1 to C2.
Exams, exams...which to choose?
How to prepare for an Italian language exam
The best way to prepare for an Italian language exam is to take a language course designed specifically for that exam. Many language schools offer Italian language exam preparation courses that will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to pass the exam.
In addition to taking a language course, you can also prepare for an Italian language exam by:
Practicing speaking and listening to Italian as much as possible
Reading Italian books and articles
Watching Italian movies and TV shows
Using Italian language learning apps and websites
Taking practice tests
Exam preparation with Crunch Languages
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Here are some additional tips for preparing for an Italian language exam:
Start preparing early. The earlier you start preparing, the more time you will have to develop your skills and knowledge.
Create a study plan. Set realistic goals for yourself and develop a study plan that will help you achieve those goals.
Find a study partner. Studying with a partner can help you stay motivated and on track.
Take breaks. It is important to take breaks while you are studying to avoid burnout.
Get enough sleep. Sleep is essential for memory consolidation and cognitive function.
Eat a healthy diet. Eating a healthy diet will help you stay energized and focused while you are studying.
On the day of the exam, be sure to arrive early and bring all of the required materials. Relax and focus on doing your best.