CELI 1-5

examination-celi-certificatCELI - Certificate of Knowledge of Italian Language issued by University for Foreigners of Perugia

The CELI Certification is one of only 4 Certifications officially recognized by Law by the Italian Ministry of Education and is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and on the ALTE Framework.

There are 6 levels of exams: CELI Impatto (A1) - CELI 1 (A2) - CELI 2 (B1) - CELI 3 (B2) - CELI 4 (C1) - CELI 5 (C2)

There are 2 sessions per year (in June and November) for all levels, and 3 sessions per year (in March, June and November) for CELI Impatto, CELI 1, CELI 2 and CELI 3.

CERTIFICATE OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE

LEVEL 1 - The examination for CELI 1 tests the knowledge of Italian at an elementary level which would enable the candidate to survive in an Italian-speaking environment. The examination for CELI 1 is based on the Council of Europe's Waystage specifications. Candidates must possess the necessary ability to fulfil the essential communicative requirements of normal everyday situations. The examination consists of a set of four components: reading comprehension, writing, listening comprehension, speaking.

LEVEL 2 - The examination for CELI 2 is based on the Council of Europe's Threshold specifications. Candidates must show a knowledge of Italian which would allow them to interact in basic social situations in an Italian-speaking environment. The examination consists of a set of four components: reading comprehension, writing, listening comprehension, speaking.

LEVEL 3 - The examination for CELI 3 tests the knowledge of Italian at an intermediate level. Candidates must possess the language skills necessary to deal with simple tasks and social situations in everyday life. The examination for CELI 3 is based on the Council of Europe's Vantage specifications. The examination consists of a set of five components: reading comprehension, writing, structural competence, listening comprehension, speaking.

LEVEL 4 - The examination for CELI 4 tests the knowledge of Italian at an advanced level. Candidates must possess the language skills necessary to function fully inside an Italian-speaking environment, even in work or study situations. The examination consists of a set of five components: reading comprehension, writing, structural competence, listening comprehension, speaking.

LEVEL 5 - The examination for CELI 5 tests the knowledge of Italian at an advanced level. Candidates must possess the language skills necessary to interact in any social and professional context. The examination consists of a set of five components: reading comprehension, writing, structural competence, listening comprehension, speaking.