Certificate in Italian as a Foreign Language
Language Point is associated with the University for Foreigners of Siena and is the seat of the CILS examination. The CILS Certificate is an officially recognized study title which certifies linguistic-communicative skills in Italian at level L2.
WHAT ARE THE CILS LEVELS?
The CILS certification system has 6 levels of linguistic-communicative skills identified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Each CILS level is self-contained and complete: certification at each level confirms a level of communicative skills suitable for specific social, professional and study contexts.
WHY SIT A CILS EXAM?The CILS Certificate examinations represent an important objective for anyone studying the Italian language. At each level, all linguistic skills (listening, reading, written production and interaction, oral production and interaction, and reflection skills on the use of the language ) are evaluated thoroughly in different contexts of communicative interaction, depending on the level being evaluated.CILS is security when entering the working world, for teaching Italian to foreigners, for registering in different Italian universities, and for any other sector in which a specific level of competence in Italian must be formally certified. WHO IS THE TARGET?
Anyone who studies Italian and/or works in contact with Italy.
In order to sit the CILS examinations, it is not necessary to have any particular study qualifications, just knowledge of the Italian language corresponding to the parameters indicated for each CILS level. Besides this, it is important to have a knowledge of European society and culture, as well as general knowledge on Italian geography, history and culture. Young people and teenagers may also be admitted to CILS examinations at Levels ONE and TWO. These levels, however, are not suitable for primary school children. Appropriate modules for Certification at Level A1 and A2 have been specially drawn up for the latter.