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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.

The simplest way to achieve this certification is by taking the CILS B1 CITTADINANZA exam. This examination is divided into four parts: listening, reading and use of language, writing and speaking, and is a shorter version of the B1 standard exam, geared to citizenship application.

Our B1 citizenship preparation course requires that students have already reached this level of Italian as it is specifically aimed at the exam. If you are not yet at CEFR B1 level, we have regular courses and private tuition all all levels so that you can study towards this level.

The B1 preparation course runs over 5 weeks, 1 lesson per week in the evening 18:45-20:45, each of 2 hours, for a total of 10 hours, and covers skills and strategies for the exam, a look at past papers, and practice tests.

The course fee is: £240

Please contact us for further information.

CILS exams are also available at other levels as below. 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 decribed above. Any of these exams can be taken once you have reached the respective level by attending our regular courses and private tuition.

CILS A1
CILS A2
CILS UNO-B1
CILS DUE-B2
CILS TRE-C1
CILS QUATTRO-C2

Please contact us for further information.



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