Certification preparation courses

(CILS, CELI, PLIDA, CERT.IT, LITS)


AILA prepares students for the main national certification exams:

· CILS University for foreigners of Siena www.unistrasi.it

· CELI, University for Foreigners of Perugia www.unistrapg.it

· PLIDA, Società Dante Alighieri www.societadantealighieri.org

· CERT.IT, Roma Tre University, www.uniroma3.it

· LITS, Italian Academy of Applied Linguistics LINK

6. LITS Certification (Italian Language for Foreigners)

The LITS certification of AILA is a qualification that certifies the knowledge of the Italian language according to the levels recognized by the Common European Framework of Reference and by the Council of Europe. https://www.coe.int/en/web/language-policy/home

The certification is presented on 6 levels:

· A1 – beginner

· A2 – elementary

· B1 – pre-intermediate

· B2 – intermediate

· C1 – advanced

· C2 – upper

For information and registration write to info@studiareitaliano.it

LEVEL A1 (beginner)

The student of this level is able to cope with primary communication needs.

Has the following skills:

Language skills: he knows the present  and the near past  of the main verbs; articles, adjectives, names and pronouns.

Lexical and semantic skills: has a passive vocabulary of around 600 words; can use widely used terms and expressions; is able to deal with issues concerning daily life, family, leisure time, personal identity, etc.

LEVEL A2 (elementary)

The student of this level is able to understand terms, phrases and expressions of common use, with particular reference to the situations of daily interaction.

Has the following skills:

Language skills: knows the main tenses of the regular and irregular Indicative; the most common forms of the imperative and the most intuitive and pragmatic forms of the conditional ; is able to use adjectives, pronouns, basic and interrogative adverbs and is sufficiently familiar with simple and articulated prepositions.

Lexical and semantic skills: has a passive vocabulary of around 1,000 words; thanks to this, is able to understand texts that are not too complex taken from newspapers, magazines or radio and television broadcasts of widespread use; is able to summarize texts that address issues concerning social life, work and study.

LEVEL B1 (pre-intermediate)

The student of this level is able to hold a simple conversation (live, that is face to face) or on the phone; knows how to communicate their experiences,impressions, hopes, opinions, projects.

Has the following skills:

Language skills: knows the particular uses of the indicative and conditional; knows how to understand and use the present  and past  subjunctive; he knows the relative pronouns, the position of the combined pronouns, the qualifying adjectives; knows how adverbs are formed and knows the impersonal form.

Lexical and semantic skills: has a passive vocabulary of around 1,500 words; is able to understand and communicate feelings and moods; can address social issues (issues and problems of the modern world, employment, social relations …); can understand articles or news from radio and television without particular difficulty.

LEVEL B2 (intermediate)

The student of this level is able to interact without difficulty with native speakers, both in informal and formal situations; also broadly understands texts that address particularly difficult issues and is able to express their opinion even on complex or abstract subjects.

Has the following skills:

Language skills: knows the imperfect and past  conjunctual and the indefinite form; recognizes and uses the passive form, the hypothetical period and indirect speech.

Lexical and semantic skills: has a passive vocabulary of around 2,000 words; is able to (deal with issues concerning the daily life ) discuss without particular difficulty , current events, entertainment, culture and inquires and surveys related to his  everydaylife.

LEVEL C1 (advanced)

The student of this level uses the language effectively and naturally; is able to understand the foreign language effortlessly and to have a positive and effective conversation; knows how to create complex and well-structured sentences, even if its expression is not always perfect and accurate.

Has the following skills:

Language skills: knows and uses all the tenses and forms of verbs quite well; he uses all parts of the discourse with apparent ease (adverbs, prepositions, pronouns, …); is able to make a profound and productive reflection on morphology.

Lexical and semantic skills: has a passive vocabulary of around 2,500 / 3,000 words; furthermore, is able to explain the nuances of many words that are not part of the so-called “Basic vocabulary”; can recognize and explain the semantic relationships between words (synonyms and antonyms) and can effectively reflect on the semantic structure.

LEVEL C2 (upper)

The student of this level has achieved a precision and knowledge of language that is coupled with an excellent command, both linguistic and communicative, of the foreign language.

Has the following skills:

Language skills: has the ability, not only to reflect on structural  themes, but has a good command of syntax, both of the simple sentence and of the complex sentence; is able to reflect in depth on all grammatical issues; he is a student who “knows exactly what he says” and his communication is coherent and cohesive.

Lexical and semantic skills: has a passive vocabulary of between 3,000 and 4,000 words, plus a significant number of words forming part of specialized repertoires; is able to understand the nuances, the multiple meanings of words and expressions and has carried out an accurate study of semantic structure; has achieved a level of excellence in foreign language learning and is able to express himself naturally and knowledgeably.