Why taking a Certification to attest your Italian Language level of competence?

Well, there are for main reasons to think very carefully about that. Let’s go through them!

  1. Boosting your motivation. If you have been studying Italian for a while, setting a challenging goal might make the difference: planning the exam preparation and facing its difficulties would definitely make you feel more involved and motivated.
  2. Increasing your CV appeal. Having an internationally recognised Italian Language certification might rise your job opportunities and give you the chance to work in Italy.
  3. Being more competitive at university. Language certifications are considered very prestigious by several universities, especially if you would like to apply for international projects to study abroad. Moreover, you would take advantage of your certified language skills when competing with other students to be selected for internships.
  4. Improving yourself. Achieving a certification would mean a lot for you: doing something for yourself would help you maintain your discipline, extend your knowledge and make you proud of your efforts!

What are the most important Certification of Italian as a Foreign Language?

  • CILS is released by the Foreigners University of Siena. It adopts the six levels of competence (from A1 to C2) recognised by the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). For each level, the exam is divided into 5 parts: listening, reading comprehension, grammar and use of Italian, writing, speaking. If you would like further information or you wish to take the exam, follow this link as Happy Languages is CILS Exam Centre.
  • CELI is released by the Foreigners University of Perugia. It offers the opportunity to take the exam for all the 6 level of competence and the exam structure is similar to the CILS one.
  • PLIDA is released by the Dante Alighieri Institute. Divided in 6 levels of competence, it includes 4 parts: listening, reading, speaking and listening.
  • cert.it is released by the Roma Tre University. It offers 5 levels of competence (A1, A2, B1, B2, C2) and its structure is similar to the PLIDA.

You can take any of the four certifications in several exam centres in Italy and abroad, depending on which location  best suits your needs.

So are you ready to accept this challenge?