Italian Exams for Citizenship

The PLIDA (Progetto Lingua Italiana Dante Alighieri) Test certifies competency in Italian as a foreign language. It is officially recognized by the Italian Ministry of University and Research, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Italian Ministry of Work and Social Policies, and the Italian Ministry of the Interior.

La Dante in Cambridge is the first UK recognised PLIDA Examination Centre for Italian language certification since 2010. A B1 Italian level is needed to apply for Italian citizenship. To find out what a B1 level corresponds to, please have a look here at the language scale of the European Council.

If you wish to enrol to our B1 Italian citizenship courses or find out more on how to take the exam, please contact us.


  • 23/02/2022 B1, A2 – DEADLINE TO ENROLL : 15/2/2022
    16/03/2022 B2, C1 – DEADLINE TO ENROLL : 8/3/2022
    18/05/2022 A2 – DEADLINE TO ENROLL : 10/5/2022

    25/06/2022 JUNIORES

    29/10/2022 JUNIORES

    B1, B2, C1 – DEADLINE TO ENROLL : 7/6/2022

    PLIDA JUNIORES A1, A2, B1, B2 – DEADLINE TO ENROLL : 17/6/2022

    PLIDA JUNIORES A1, A2, B1, B2 – DEADLINE TO ENROLL : 21/10/2022



    A2,B1 – DEADLINE TO ENROLL : 22/11/2022

    B2, C1,C2 – DEADLINE TO ENROLL : 22/11/2022

PLIDA Italian exams

The PLIDA (Progetto Lingua Italiana Dante Alighieri) Certificate:

The PLIDA certificate is an official Diploma issued by La Dante in Cambridge, a PLIDA certified centre in the UK. It is the official certificate required by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to obtain Italian citizenship. It is recognised by the Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policies as a qualification to prove proficiency in the Italian language for foreigners.

The PLIDA certificates attest proficiency in Italian as a foreign language on a 6-level scale according to the parameters established by the CEFR, the Common European Framework for Languages (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2). Candidates may choose to take an exam at the level they feel is closest to their proficiency.

The syllabus and many other materials, e.g. admission tests to verify the level of proficiency in Italian and trial exams, are available online on the PLIDA webpage. Look out for ‘Prove d’esame (past exam papers).

Please note that the exams are scheduled on fixed dates by the PLIDA administration in Rome and are the same for all Certifying Centres. The exam will take place at the Wesley Methodist Church in Cambridge (Christ Piece CB1 1LG),

PLIDA B1 for Italian citizenship - preparation course

Italian preparation courses for B1 level required for the Italian citizenship

Timetable: On Monday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm;
Venue: Online or at The European Cultural Centre, La Dante in Cambridge;
Starting date: January, April or September;
Course’s length: 13 weeks or 12 weeks (just during the Summer Term)

La Dante is running preparation courses to succeed in passing the four tests of the PLIDA exam. This certification verifies the 4 abilities: Scrivere (Writing), Leggere (Reading), Ascoltare (Listening), Parlare (Speaking). Our Italian teachers use a specific syllabus for this preparation and will test using prior exams for this purpose. On the other hand, for the ones who are not able to attend the group courses on Mondays evening, please also bear in mind that we offer the possibility of buying a package of 10 one-to-one tuitions of 1 hour. Individual lessons are tailor-made for students who may have a variable schedule. As matter of fact, it is possible to change the timetable and organize lessons according to your commitments and your needs. Whit this package you will have a qualified, trained and native-speaker teacher just for you who will prepare a course plan based on the objectives you want to reach.

Content of the course being covered for the B1 Plida exam:
Understand short stories with the use of the past tense, describe activities of interest, talk about events in the past and present, talk and write about experiences and future plans, express personal opinions, advice and give instructions, write facts and tell stories expressing feelings and impressions correctly.

Please note that the exams are run at the Wesley Methodist Church in Cambridge, Christ Piece CB1 1LG. To enrol for the exam, or to get further information about it and about the PLIDA preparation course, please send us an email at Otherwise, fill in the form below sending us your message!

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