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CILS Italian language Exams

One World is an authorized center for the CILS exam (Certification of Italian as a Foreign Language).

At our school you can:


Important news for this year:

Since December 2018 if you want Italian citizenship you must be able to prove that you have at least a B1 level of Italian. If you have passed the B1 level CILS exam this is official proof that your level is high enough and if you have all the other requirements you can obtain citizenship.

What is CILS ?
The CILS certification is an officially recognized qualification which certifies the level of knowledge of Italian as a foreign language.
This certification was designed by the Research Centre of the University for Foreigners of Siena and follows the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages, from A1 (basic user) to C2 level (proficient user).

What is CILS for?
The CILS certification is important for various reasons. It is useful for study, because it allows access to Italian schools and universities and also for business reasons, to prove expertise in the professional field. Thanks to the "integration module" it is also important for those who need a residence permit to stay in Italy.

To be able to have a "Permesso di soggiorno" for a long period you need to do the CILS A2 exam.

For children and teenagers there are specific modules.

When can you take the CILS exams?
The CILS exams are held regularly throughout the year. You can see the current calendar here.

Can all CILS exams be taken at One World?
Yes, all exams, including those for children and adolescents, can be taken at our school.

How can I prepare for the exams at One World?

You have two options. With the Standard and CILS preparation course you will do group lessons in the morning where you will work on improving your general Italian and private lessons in the afternoon to prepare specifically for the exam, working on exam techniques and past papers. With the Individual CILS preparation course you will work specifically on preparing for the exam. This option is also available online.

How do I register?
For more information about times, costs and enrolment for the CILS exam simply contact our school.
Our administration staff and Italian teachers will be happy to assist you in every way regarding the certification of your knowledge of Italian.

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