CILS Italian exam and courses

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:

  • 10th June 2021
  • 2nd December 2021

A1 € 40
A2 € 40
B1 € 90
B1 cittadinanza € 100
B2 € 105
C1 € 135
C2 € 160

Each skill to be repeated
A1 € 12
A2 € 12
B1 € 22
B2 € 23
C1 € 30
C2 € 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
Intesa San Paolo
Via Rizzoli, 5
40125 – Bologna
IBAN: IT90O0306902477100000000092

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)

  • 4 weeks
  • 6 weeks
  • 8 weeks

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