CILS Siena University Exam Preparation

Cultura Italiana is accredited by Foreigners University of Siena, for preparation for CILS examinations and exam seat.
CILS is an official educational qualification, which attests the degree of competence linguistic-communicative in Italian as L2. It is usable to apply to Italian Universities, or generally in any circle, where a certificated level of Italian language competence is requested. The Ministry of University and Research recognizes CILS as certification for non-European students admissions: non-European students with the CILS 2 –B2 certification are exempt of having to take the Italian language exam.

CILS Levels
There are six levels, corresponding to the six levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2. Levels A1 and A2 are for "basic speakers", levels B1 and B2 for "independent speakers", and levels C1 and C2 for "proficient speakers".

CILS dates and prices
You can do the exams at fixed times during the year.
The next sessions are:

7h June 2018
6th December 2018

A1 Euro 40
A2 Euro 40
B1 Euro 90
B2 Euro 105
C1 Euro 135
C2 Euro 160

Each skill to be repeated
A1 Euro 12
A2 Euro 12
B1 Euro 22
B2 Euro 23
C1 Euro 30
C2 Euro 35

How to enrol for CILS exam
Just fill the application form and pay the course fee. You should register for the exam and pay the fee at least 50 days before the exam date. When you enrol, please send us a copy of your passport or identity card, that should be attached to your enrollment form. Here below you will find our bank details in order to do the bank transfer:
Beneficiary: Cultura Italiana
CARISBO - Intesa San Paolo
Via Rizzoli, 5
40125 – Bologna
IBAN: IT83 O063 8502 4520 1140 2210 139
BIC: IB SP IT 2B 571

It is also possible to come and register directly at school. We are open from 08:30 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.

Registration exam CILS

How to prepare for CILS exam
Our courses to prepare for CILS exam are as follows:
classes are made up of small group (6-12 people), and lessons take place twice a week in the afternoon, at 03:00 or 05:00 p.m. The duration of each lesson depends on the number of students in a group:
3 hours: 6-12 people
2 hours: 4-5 people
1 ½ hours: 2-3 people
1 hour: 1 person (Each hour is 50 minutes)

Prices 2018

4 weeks euro 393
6 weeks euro 536
8 weeks euro 652
12 weeks euro 978


Prices 2019

4 weeks euro 380
6 weeks euro 528
8 weeks euro 652


Teachers are at students’ disposal, if they need help even for applications to the exam.
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