Certification of Competence in Italian

ILC is a licenced exam centre to obtain certification of competence in Italian, issued by Università Roma Tre.

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Cert.It (Certificazione dell’Italiano come Lingua Straniera) is officially recognised as a certificate of competence by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAECI – Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale) and the Ministry of Education and Merit (MIUR – Ministero dell’Istruzione e del Merito).

The Cert.It. exam is divided into five levels in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR):

  • A1 – certificate of basic competence in Italian as a foreign language
  • A2 – certificate of basic competence in Italian as a foreign language
  • B1 – certificate of elementary competence in Italian as a foreign language
  • B2 – certificate of intermediate competence in Italian as a foreign language
  • C1 – certificate of advanced competence in Italian as a foreign language
  • C2 – certificate of advanced proficiency in Italian as a foreign language

The Cert.It. exams are intended for those who need to provide a certificate for:

  • applying for basic competence to determine personal progress (A1)
  • applying for Italian residency (A2)
  • applying for Italian citizenship (B1) 
  • students wanting to study in an Italian University (B2)
  • Italian, non-Italian and foreign teachers working in Italy (C2)

 

Location and dates:

The Cert.It. exams take place at 473 Lutwyche Road, LUTWYCHE, QLD on the following dates:

Cert. It. Exams: Levels A2 and B1 – Exam dates

    • 28 May 2024: Bookings open 26 March and close 30 April
    • 10 October 2024: Bookings open 2 September and close 15 September

Cert. It. Exams: Levels A1 and B2 – Exam date

    • 7 November 2024: Bookings open 16 September and close 2 October

Exam structure and descriptions:

EXAM STRUCTURE

Section
Sezione

Level and number of tasks
Livello e Numero prove
Score
Punteggio
Listening
Ascolto

A1 – 4

A2 – 4

B1 – 3
B2 – 3

25

25

20
25

Reading
Lettura

A1 – 4

A2 – 4

B1 – 4
B2 – 5

25

25

30
25

Writing
Produzione scritta

A1 – 2

A2 – 2

B1 – 2
B2 – 3

20

20

20
25

Speaking
Produzione orale

A1 – 1

A2 – 1

B1 – 2
B2 – 2

30

30

30
25

  Length of Exam
Durata esame
 

Reading, Writing, Listening

Ascolto, Lettura, Produzione scritta

Speaking

Produzione orale

A1 2 hours
2 ore
5 minutes
5 minuti
A2 2 hours
2 ore
5 minutes
5 minuti
B1 2 hours
2 ore
10 minutes
10 minuti
B2 2 hours
2 ore
10 minutes
10 minuti

To pass the exam candidates must achieve at least 60% of the total score in the Listening, Reading and Writing Sections, and at least 60% of the score in the Speaking Section.

For more information about the exams, please click on the links below. You will find detailed level descriptions about the tasks as well as exam samples.

Level A1 – https://certificazioneitaliano.uniroma3.it/il-sistema-di-certificazione/livello-a1-livello-di-contatto/

Level A2 – https://certificazioneitaliano.uniroma3.it/il-sistema-di-certificazione/livello-a2-livello-di-sopravvivenza/

Level B1 – https://certificazioneitaliano.uniroma3.it/il-sistema-di-certificazione/livello-b1-livello-soglia/

Level B2 – https://certificazioneitaliano.uniroma3.it/il-sistema-di-certificazione/livello-b2-livello-dellautonomia/

Level C1 – https://certificazioneitaliano.uniroma3.it/il-sistema-di-certificazione/livello-c1-livello-dellefficacia/

Level C2 – https://certificazioneitaliano.uniroma3.it/il-sistema-di-certificazione/livello-c2-livello-della-padronanza-avanzato-superiore/