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Language Certifications

 

Language Certifications

CERTIFICATION OF ITALIAN AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

The Certification of Italian as a Second Language (CILS) exam evaluates one's level of knowledge of Italian as a second language.

Exams are for all international students, Italian citizens residing abroad (descendants of Italian emigrants) and foreign immigrants to Italy.

No particular academic title is required to take the exam.

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto is authorized to give these exams through an agreement that the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has entered into with the Università per Stranieri di Siena CILS.

  • Please note that it is not the Istituto Italiano di Cultura that assigns official language certification. The Istituto is only an authorized examination centre that administers the exam on behalf of the University for Foreigners of Siena CILS (Certification Italian as a Foreign Language).
  • The exams are held as per the schedule established by the University for Foreigners of Siena, who is also responsible for the preparation and correction of the exams.
  • The registration fee for the "Certification of Italian as a Second Language" exam is CAD$350 and is payable upon registration.

Details about the exams, such as what to expect and length, can be found on the University of Siena CILS website: https://cils.unistrasi.it/98/50/Gli_esami_CILS.htm.

IMPORTANT: Applicants are required to check the official University of Siena CILS site often to stay abreast of updates on changes in schedules and test administration, which are at the sole discretion of the University of Siena.

For more information and to book an exam, please write to corsi.iictoronto@esteri.it.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF SCHEDULE OF THE CURRENT EXAM DATES FOR THE VARIOUS LEVELS

 

LANGUAGE CERTIFICATION FOR ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP

IMPORTANT: To fulfill the language certification requirements for Italian citizenship, you must register for the "B1 Citizenship/B1 Cittadinanza" exam. Other B1 Level exams will not qualify for citizenship application.

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto is authorized to give these exams through an agreement that the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has entered into with the Università per Stranieri di Siena CILS.

  • The Italian language proficiency exam, "B1 Citizenship"/"B1 Cittadinanza", can be taken by the applicants at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Toronto.
  • Please note that it is not the Istituto Italiano di Cultura that assigns official language certification.  The Istituto is only an authorized examination centre that administers the exam on behalf of the University for Foreigners of Siena CILS (Certification Italian as a Foreign Language).
  • The exams are held as per the schedule established by the University for Foreigners of Siena, who is also responsible for the preparation and correction of the exams.
  • In order to take the exam at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, registration must take place 40 days before the exam date. The registration fee for the B1 Level exam is CAD$350 and is payable upon registration.

IMPORTANT: Applicants are required to check the official University of Siena CILS site often to stay abreast of updates on changes in schedules and test administration, which are at the sole discretion of the University of Siena.

 

CURRENT EXAM DATES: 

October 21, 2021
Registration opens: September 1, 2021
Deadline to register: 40 DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF EXAM

December 02, 2021
Registration opens: TO BE CONFIRMED
Deadline to register: 40 DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF EXAM

  • Given the increase of requests for certification exams, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura is exploring the possibility of conducting examinations in agreement with other certification authorities besides the University of Siena.

Last Update: May 6, 2021

 


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