Italian language certifications certify the level of proficiency of the Italian language a person has.
The commonest Italian language certifications are: CILS, CELI, PLIDA and CIC.
I talked about CILS and CELI in a previoius article. If you’re interested in CILS and CELI, please read Italian language certifications (part 1 – CILS and CELI).
PLIDA stands for “Progetto Lingua Italiana Dante Alighieri -> Dante Alighieri Italian language project”. It covers six levels:
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After you have chosen your level, you have to pass an exam composed of four sections to get PLIDA:
- Listening Comprehension
- Reading Comprehension
There is also a special certification for adolescents from 13 to 18 – named Juniors – that covers only the first four levels PLIDA A1, A2, B1, B2; and a special certification for business Italian – named Commercial – that covers only PLIDA B1, B2, C1.
For detailed information about PLIDA, please visit the following websites:
If you want to test yourself, have a look at Plida’s past years examinations.
CIC stands for “ Certificato di conoscenza dell’Italiano Commerciale -> Certificate of Business Italian”. It covers two levels – B1 and C1 – and the exams are held once a year in June.
For more information, please, visit the website of the University for Foreigners of Perugia.
To learn something about PLIDA and CIC have a look at Certifications of Italian L2 (part 1 – CILS and CELI).
To learn some tips on how to pass Italian language certifications CILS, CELI and PLIDA exams, please refer to:
Exam preparation: CILS, CELI, PLIDA and CIC
How to prepare for CILS, CELI and PLIDA exams – listening
How to prepare for CILS, CELI and PLIDA exams – reading comprehension
How to prepare for CILS, CELI and PLIDA exams – writing
Italian speaking practice – How to prepare for cils celi and plida exams
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