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