Dear candidates,
this is to inform you that due to the consequences of the spread of the COVID-19 virus and in compliance with the Italian Government regulations regarding safety and prevention of contagion, all the PLIDA exam sessions have been postponed to a date to be assigned. In the coming weeks, we will keep you informed of the progress of the next sessions scheduled in the PLIDA 2020 Calendar.

Thank you for your understanding and collaboration.

Italian preparation courses for B1 level 
required for the Italian citizenship

Mondays 7-9pm  OR Wednesday 10-12
venue: La Dante in Cambridge
Start date: June, September, January and April for 12 weeks

La Dante is running preparation courses to succeed in passing the four tests of the Plida exam. These tests are: reading, writing, listening and  speaking. Our Italian teachers use a specific syllabus for this preparation and will test using prior exams for this purpose.

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.

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The PLIDA certificate
how to achieve B1 level required for Italian citizenship at La Dante in Cambridge

Please note that PLIDA exam sessions are run at La Dante in Cambridge. To enrol, please contact us at 

PLIDA (Progetto Lingua Italiana Dante Alighieri)

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 Common European Framework for Languages (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2).

PLIDA logo on an orange background
PLIDA – L’italiano scritto. Parlato. Certificato.

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. Lookout for ‘Prove d’esame‘ (past exam papers).

Candidates may choose to take an exam at the level they feel is closest to their proficiency.

PLIDA Italian Exam sessions at La Dante in Cambridge

The exams are scheduled on fixed dates by the PLIDA administration in Rome and are the same for all Certifying Centres:

  • 25/03/2020 – B1, B2, C1 – POSTPONED TO A DATE TO BE ASSIGNED
  • 13/05/2020 – A1, A2, C1
  • 10/06/2020 – B1, B2, C1
  • JUNIORES 20/06/2020 – A1, A2, B1, B2
  • 29/07/2020 – B1, B2
  • JUNIORES 24/10/2020 – A1, A2, B1, B2
  • 18/11/2020 – A1, A2, B1
  • 19/11/2020 – B2, C1, C2

Future dates for later sessions will be released in the summer.

To enrol, please contact us at