Italian Exams for Citizenship

La Dante in Cambridge is the oldest UK PLIDA B1 Examination Centre for Italian Citizenship since 2010


  • 15/11/2023



    A2, B1 -DEADLINE TO ENROL : 7/11/2023

    B2, C1, C2 – DEADLINE TO ENROL:8/11/2023

    B1, A2 – DEADLINE TO ENROL : 12/02/2024

    20/03/2024B2,C1 – – DEADLINE TO ENROL : 12/03/2024
    22/5/2024A2  – DEADLINE TO ENROL : 14/5/2024

    11/9/2024 (not available)


    13or 14/11/2024

    22/6/2024 JUNIORES

    19/10/2023 JUNIORES

    B1,B2,C1 – DEADLINE TO ENROL : 4/6/2024

    A2, B1 – DEADLINE TO ENROL : 2/8/2024 (not avaialable)

    A2, B1 -DEADLINE TO ENROL : 5/11/2024

    B2, C1, C2 – DEADLINE TO ENROL: 5/11/2024

    JUNIORES A1,A2,B1,B2 – DEADLINE TO ENROL : 13/6/2024

    JUNIORES A1,A2,B1,B2 – DEADLINE TO ENROL : 8/10/2024

Come superare l’Esame di lingua italiana B1 valido per la Cittadinanza

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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.

The PLIDA (Progetto Lingua Italiana Dante Alighieri) Test certifies competency in Italian as a foreign language. It is officially recognised 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.

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

PLIDA Italian exams

The Italian Exams certificates:

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

Group courses’ 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)

Italian trained teachers will help achieve your target level and pass the B1 Italian exam for Citizenship:
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.

Individual lessons are tailor-made for students who may have a variable schedule, choose these lessons to suit your needs. 

Content of the course being covered for the B1 Italian exam for citizenship:
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. T

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