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CILS – Certification of Italian as a Foreign Language

CILS

CILS – Certification of Italian as a Foreign Language

The Italian Cultural Institute offers the possibility of taking the CILS exam (Certification of Italian as a Foreign Language). The CILS certification is a qualification that attests to the level of linguistic and communicative competence in Italian as a second language. The CILS was designed and realised within the research centre of the University for Foreigners of Siena and is a certification recognised by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

For whom?

The CILS is useful for all those who study Italian, for those who work and study in a context where Italian is the spoken language and for those who wish to certify their skills and knowledge of Italian as a second language. Each CILS level refers to the ability to communicate in different contexts and situations.

PLEASE NOTE. Having overcome the health risk period due to the spread of Covid-19, the B1 Cittadinanza exams are now held in full mode .

Date esami e Tariffe

 

CALENDAR 2023

*(A1 levels only at the request of venues)

 

Examination date

 

Enrolment opening date

 

Enrolment deadline date

 

Levels

16 FEBRUARY 16 January 2023

NEW DEADLINE:

23 January 2023

A2 integrazione
B1 cittadinanza
4 APRIL 4 March A2 standard
A2 integrazione
B1 cittadinanza
B1 adolescenti
B2
C1 solo per gli specializzandi di medicina
8 JUNE 24 April

NEW DEADLINE:

3 May 2023

14:00 hours (Rome time zone)

A1 standard*
A1 bambini*
A1 adolescenti*
A1 integrazione *
A2 standard
A2 bambini
A2 adolescenti
A2 integrazione
B1 adolescenti
B1 cittadinanza
B1 standard
B2
C1
C2
20 JULY 20 June A2 integrazione
B1 cittadinanza
19 OCTOBER 19 September A2 standard
A2 integrazione
B1 cittadinanza
5 December 23 October A1 standard*
A1 bambini*
A1 adolescenti*
A1 integrazione *
A2 standard
A2 bambini
A2 adolescenti
A2 integrazione in Italia
B1 Standard
B1 adolescenti
B1 cittadinanza
B2
C1
C2

 

CALENDAR 2024

*(A1 levels only at the request of venues)

 

Examination date

 

Registration opening date

 

Enrolment deadline date

 

Levels

15 FEBRUARY 2024 15 January 2024 A2 integrazione
B1 cittadinanza
11 APRIL 2024 11 March 2024 A2 standard
A2 integrazione
B1 cittadinanza
B1 adolescenti
B2
C1 solo per gli specializzandi di medicina
8 JUNE 2024 26 April 2024

 

A1 standard*
A1 bambini*
A1 adolescenti*
A1 integrazione *
A2 standard
A2 bambini
A2 adolescenti
A2 integrazione
B1 adolescenti
B1 cittadinanza
B1 standard
B2
C1
C2
18 JULY 2024 18 JUNE 2024 A2 integrazione
B1 cittadinanza
17 OCTOBER 2024 17 September 2024 A2 standard
A2 integrazione
B1 cittadinanza
5 DECEMBER 2024 26 October 2024 A1 standard*
A1 bambini*
A1 adolescenti*
A1 integrazione *
A2 standard
A2 bambini
A2 adolescenti
A2 integrazione in Italia
B1 Standard
B1 adolescenti
B1 cittadinanza
B2
C1
C2

Examination fees

Levels Fees Fees for skill to be repeated
Livello C2 (CILS Quattro) $ 285
$ 63
Livello C1 (CILS Tre) $ 241 $ 54
Livello B2 (CILS Due) $ 187
$ 41
Livello B1 $ 161 $ 40
Livello B1 Adolescenti $ 125
$ 31
Livello B1 Cittadinanza $ 178
There is no repeat of a single component, but the whole examination has to be repeated
Livello A2 $  72
$ 22
Livello A1 $  72
$ 22

 

How to register for the exam

The registration form must be completed and returned to IIC Melbourne with proof of identity by the stated deadline for each session. In addition to the examination fee for each level, a $120 administration fee is required.

In the case of candidates who repeat one or more CILS skills and therefore, do not need to take the full exam, the administrative fee is $70.

Please note: In the case of failure to pass the CILS B1 citizenship exam, there is no repeat of a single component, but a repeat of the entire exam.

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Method of payment

Method of payment

Cash, credit card, eftpos or bank transfer.

Bank Transfer Account Name: Istituto Italiano di Cultura.
BSB: 063-170 Account No: 0000 0015

Examination examples

CILS exams >

INFO

To register for the course or for further information:
T: +61 3 98664729;
E: corsi.iicmelbourne@esteri.it