Exam preparation: CILS, CELI, PLIDA and CIC

After years of study you have decided it’s time to get an official certification of your Italian level? That’s good. But maybe you should know a thing or two first. If you are still unsure about the certification you want to get, you’d probably be better off having a look at these articles – Cils and Celi; Plida and Cic. Instead, if you already have a pretty clear idea of the exam you want to sit, continue reading. Many people believe that a good command of the language is the only necessary requirement to pass an exam. Unfortunately, this is…

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Certifications of Italian L2 (part 2 – PLIDA and CIC)

PLIDA PLIDA stands for “Progetto Lingua Italiana Dante Alighieri -> Dante Alighieri Italian language project”. It covers six levels: PLIDA LEVELS QCER LEVELS PLIDA A1 A1 PLIDA A2 A2 PLIDA B1 B1 PLIDA B2 B2 PLIDA C1 C1 PLIDA C2 C2 After you have chosen your level, you have to pass an exam composed of four sections to get PLIDA: Listening Comprehension Reading Comprehension Speaking Writing 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…

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