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Teaching Italian In Italy: A Students’ Overview

Teaching Italian as a foreign language is always challenging! When you start teaching Italian as a foreign language in Italy you realise that the same job can be very different depending on the type of students you have: each target requires a specific preparation and a thorough knowledge of the student’s profile. This is why […]

How to start Teaching Italian in London

Teaching Italian In London: How To Start

Do you want to start teaching Italian in London? If teaching Italian in London is what you are aiming to do, there are some useful things to know! Getting some information about this job in London might be essential to be able to start your career and do the right choices. First of all, if […]

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Italian Teacher Webinar – 27th November 2020

Ready for a new webinar about the CILS B1 cittadinanza exam? The CILS B1 cittadinanza exam is a relatively new exam, created by the University for Foreigners of Siena in 2019 after an important change about the requirements to apply for the Italian citizenship. In June we did a webinar for Italian teachers about some […]

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Teaching Italian in Central Europe: Tips and Useful Advice

Where is a good place for teaching Italian in Central Europe? Are you browsing the map to decide where to go next? Well, the good news is that there is plenty of opportunities out there! Depending on your preferences and on the type of job experience you are looking for, you can select the best […]

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What To Expect From The DITALS Base Exam

The DITALS Base exam is perfect to get the certification to teach Italian as a foreign language for those who are non-natives with a B2 Italian language certification or for people who are natives but have just started this job and don’t have much experience. What does the exam consist of? It includes three sections, let’s see […]


DITALS II Exam 2020: Which Books Do I Have to Study?

Have you just started your preparation to take the DITALS II exam? As you saw, the bibliography for the DITALS II is quite rich, so it might be useful to focus on the basics. Here you have the list of books recommended by the University of Foreigners of Siena: for each section you have to […]

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DITALS Base Preparation 2020: What To Study For The Exam

The DITALS Base is the certification released by the University for Foreigners of Siena to teach Italian as foreign language for non-natives with a certified B2 Italian level of competence or for those who have just approached the teaching path. Let’s go through the minimum bibliography in order to understand what to study! Italian Linguistics […]


DITALS I Preparation 2020: What Do I Have to Study?

Have you just had a look at the DITALS I bibliography? As you can see there is a long list: we will go through the essentials, but don’t forget that there are also suggested books to improve your knowledge about specific topics. Let’s have a look! Italian linguistics (one book between the following options): D’Achille […]


What Antonio thinks about his DITALS preparation course

  One of our DITALS Course attendees, Antonio Galati, spent some time telling us about his point of view regarding the course and its preparation. Enjoy this nice interview to discover his thoughts!   Tell us about your education and previous work experience. I graduated in Modern Literature at the University of Salento. I spent 5 […]


DITALS II Exam – How to pass Section C

  Are you considering the DITALS II exam as your next step? The DITALS II certification, released by the University for Foreigners of Siena, is the perfect choice for those who have already a good teaching experience. The third part of the exam, Section C, is about the Theoretical knowledge of language teaching. This section includes […]