According to the Decree 5 and 9 of Law 91 of 1992, the Italian Government has instituted a language requirement for those individuals applying for Dual Citizenship of a minimum B1 level/Citizenship.
Approved Certifications are: CILS (from the University of Siena) or equivalent certification from the University of Perugia or University of Roma Tre.
For further information or take an Assessment Test, please send us an email at: email@example.com
WHAT IS CILS Certification?
CILS - Certification of Italian as a Foreign Language by University for Foreigners of Siena
The CILS certification is a qualification issued by the university which declares the level of linguistic and communicative competences in Italian as a foreign language. The exams are designed to assess how learners use Italian to communicate in real-life situations.
The CILS exams offer an ample range of levels and uses that correspond to increasingly ample degrees of competence and to different social contexts of language use. There are six levels, following the guidelines in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: level A1, level A2, level ONE-B1, level TWO-B2, level THREE-C1, level FOUR-C2.
For levels A1, A2 and B1, CILS also offers modules for different types of participants:
- A1 and A2 module for integration in Italy, aimed at adult learners who live and work in Italy
- A1 and A2 for children aged 8 to 11 years who are in educational contexts in Italy and abroad
- A1 and A2 for adolescents aged between 12 and 15 years which are in educational contexts, in Italy and abroad
- B1 for adolescents aged between 14 and 18 years which are in educational contexts, in Italy and abroad.
- ISTITUTO MONDO ITALIANO is an APPROVED TEST-CENTER by the University for Foreigners of Siena and it offers both Test Review Courses as well as PREPARATORY Courses. (see below).
CILS B1 (Citizenship ONLY) - 2023 Dates
For those students applying for Dual Citizenship thru Marriage,
June 10th, 2023: Deadline to register: April 17th, 2023
October 21st, 2023; Deadline to register: September 3rd, 2023
December 7th, 2023: Deadline to register October 16th, 2023
Once registered online you MUST email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
1) Copy of a valid Photo ID;
2) Confirm place of birth;
Registrations received after the deadline or incomplete will not be considered valid and will be refunded minus a 15% processing fee.
Should you have any questions, contact us at: email@example.com
CILS B1/Citizenship TEST REVIEW COURSE (3hrs)
Istituto Mondo Italiano offers one-on-one TEST REVIEW Courses (3hrs) to get familiar with the B1 Test format to those pursuing the B1 certification and/or are applying for Dual Citizenship.
Once you purchase your TEST REVIEW COURSE, you will receive an email to set up your sessions (in person or online).
During the TEST REVIEW COURSE, you will go over the four abilities included in the test (listening, reading &comprehension, speaking and writing), therequired grammar knowledge for the B1 level, gain familiarity with the exam format, go over previous test samples and receive tips and guidance on how to prepare to take the test.
CILS B1/Citizenship Intense Preparatory Course (10hrs)
Istituto Mondo Italiano offers one-on-one INTENSE PREPARATORY courses to get familiar with the B1 Test format for those pursuing the B1 certification and/or are applying for Dual Citizenship.
Once you purchase your PREPARATORY COURSE, you will receive an email to set up your sessions (in person or online).
During the PREPARATORY COURSE, you will practice the four abilities included in the test (listening, reading &comprehension, speaking and writing), required grammar knowledge for the B1 level, gain familiarity with the exam format, go over previous test samples and receive tips and guidance on how to prepare to take the test.
This course is designed for students that are already familiar with Italian and need to perfect certain areas to pass the exam.
If you are starting from zero, we recommend to plan your exam one year out.
CILS Exam (ALL LEVELS) - Dec 5th, 2023
Registration for each session must arrive no later that 40 days than the exam date. (Oct. 23rd, 2023)
Once registered online you must email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
1) Copy of a valid Photo ID
2) Confirm place of birth
3) Confirm nationality (if not sending a passport)
Registrations received after the deadline will not be accepted and will be refunded minus a 15% processing fee.
CILS Exam RETAKE (Single abilities)
This option is only for Candidates that have already taken the CILS exam and need to repeat one or more abilities.Exam date: May 30th, 2019
Deadline to sign up: April 28th, 2109
Once you have registered for your exam, please email a copy of your photo ID to: email@example.com no later than the deadline.
Registrations received after April 19th, will not be accepted and will be refunded minus a 15% processing fee.
Aren't you sure if you are ready to take the CILS exam or which level you should take?
Purchase an "assessment test package" and you will receive a sample test based on actual past exams/ Return the written and oral part to get evaluated by our CILS expert. to receive our recommendation on which test to take and when.