Vivere l'italiano logo

Courses Location Tutors Translation Trips Vouchers Books Activities CILS exams



December 2nd 2021

You can register for this exam with us now

Since 4 December 2018 applications for Italian Citizenship, regardless of residence or marital status, need to include an Italian language certificate to demonstrate adequate knowledge of the Italian language. This has to be to at least level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages.

IMPORTANT: Due to the ongoing Covid situation, UNISTRASI (Università per Stranieri di Siena) have determined that this exam will be in oral-only format with no written part. The oral only exam is fully valid for citizenship applications. This is a good opportunity to take the Cittadinanza exam in a less demanding format than normal.

The simplest way to achieve this certification is by taking the CILS B1 CITTADINANZA exam.


If your Italian is B1 (CEFR), or preferably higher, and you are interested in sitting this exam on December 2nd, please contact us.

Places are limited, and are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.


We also offer a B1 citizenship preparation course specifically aimed at the exam. This course requires that you have already reached B1 CEFR Italian. If you are not yet at B1 CEFR level, we have regular courses and private tuition all all levels so that you can study towards this level.

Private tuition is avaliable for students who prefer to have preparatory lessons on a one-to-one basis, rather than in a group.

December 2nd exam (preparatory course)
3 lessons, 29,30 November & 1 December. 1 hour each lesson + assignments (homework).
Option of session on each evening (subject to minimum enrolments), either 17:45-18:45 or 19:00-20:00.
Course fee £125, discounted to £85 for students studying & taking the exam with us.

Please contact us for further information.

You can find more information about the exam and samples here.

CILS exams - other levels

CILS exams are also available at other levels as below, subject to a minimum number of enrolments. If you need formal recognition of your competence at a given level of Italian, these are a way of certifying this. These exams are separate from the Citizenship exam described above. Any of these exams can be taken once you have reached the respective level by attending our regular courses and private tuition.


Please contact us for further information.

© Vivere l'italiano Ltd 2021
. All rights reserved.


HomeAbout usContact usVacanciesMobile website