The Certification of Italian as a Foreign Language (CILS) is the official title that denotes the degree of linguistic competency of Italian as a foreign language. The CILS is awarded by the University for Foreigners of Siena and is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The CILS is useful for those who study Italian, who work and study within an Italian context, and for those who wish to evaluate their Italian language skills. Each CILS level refers to the ability to communicate in different contexts and situations.
Abroad, the exam may be taken at Italian Institutes of Culture as well as at other selected venues. In Italy, the exam takes place at the University of Siena for Foreigners and at other selected sites. The CILS exams are scheduled twice a year, at the beginning of June and December, on the same day in all test sites.
Our CILS preparation Course
General Italian Course + PREPARATION CILS – group
Duration: 15 hours per week of Italian general + 5 extra hours a week (dedicated to practical exercises and simulations CILS)
Cost: 300€ per week + 45€ *
Schedule: The course consists of the Standard Course of Italian + written and oral exercises and simulations of CILS exams for all levels (A1 – A2 – B1 – B2 – C1 – C2)
CILS PREPARATION – group (20 hours)
Price: 350€ + 45€ *
CILS PREPARATION – private lessons (20 hours)
Price: 540€ + 45€ *
* The registration fee (+ 45 €) is valid for one year and includes course materials, the opportunity to participate in our social and cultural events, rental of books and films in the original language, Koine card (for discounts for shops / gyms / clubs, etc. … in collaboration with Koiné), Wi-Fi, internet point.