Preparation Course for CILS exam
Offered by our schools in Milan, Rome and Florence.
CILS (Certificate of Italian as a Foreign Language) is an officially recognized qualification attesting proficiency in Italian and it is a valuable certificate both for work and educational purposes. Scuola Leonardo Da Vinci is an authorized CILS exam center, approved by the University for Foreigners in Siena.
Like many other language certifications, CILS is standardized by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This certification provides different competence levels in the language: A1-A2 (basic learner), B1-B2 (independent learner, central), C1-C2 (competent learner).
The exam is divided into 4 main sections to assess the four fundamental language abilities (writing, reading, speaking and listening), which are evaluated and scored independently. To obtain the certificate, students must get a Pass in each section. If you get a Pass only in some sections and not in others, you will have the opportunity of a retake in the next exam session in order to improve your score only in the sections where you failed the first time.
CILS is the first certification of Italian that can be used to obtain a resident permit for those students or workers wishing to stay in Italy for a long period of time since it is recognized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Course Preparation for CILS
Scuola Leonardo da Vinci offers specific courses to support students with the CILS certification and provides a thorough preparation with regard to the different skills required by the exam itself. Courses are held in our schools in Milan and Rome some weeks before the exam dates announced by the University for Foreigners in Siena.
The student is given a comprehensive overview of the different sections of the exam. The teacher introduces each single test section, illustrating its nature, the main characteristics and the assessment criteria. Then the student has the opportunity to practice with a trial test, at first without the time constraints imposed by the real examination, then trying to stay within those limits. After the correction of the test by the teacher, the critical points and weaknesses are revised and specific reinforcement activities are proposed to recover.
The course is activated with a minimum of 4 participants. Please note that if such a minimum number is not reached, there will be a reduction in the number of lessons.
Starting dates in 2019: to be confirmed.