Scuola Italia signed an agreement with the University for foreigners of Siena to become a CILS exam center.
The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has designated the CILS as "an official instrument for the ascertainment and evaluation of linguistic and communicative ability in Italian". Being official documents, they are widely recognised in academia, industry, business, and government, and can be used as evidence of the attainment of a linguistic level when seeking employment with the Italian Government.
The CILS exams cover four levels based on the Common European Certification levels
UNO: Threshold Level (B1) - Intermediate Equivalent to Cambridge PET
DUE: Vantage Level (B2) - Upper Intermediate Equivalent to Cambridge FCE
TRE: Proficiency Level (C1) - Advanced Equivalent to Cambridge CAE
QUATTRO: Mastery Level (C2) - Expert Equivalent to Cambridge Proficiency
CILS exams take place twice a year (at the beginning of June and December). To provide the necessary training to students, we provide a four week course comprising 60 hours of one-on-one lessons. The lessons are arranged in the mornings Monday to Friday (three hours per day). The cost of this course is 1450,00 Euros, which includes the entrance fees for the exam and teaching materials. It is possible to attend a personalised course for less than four weeks.