JCU Now a Testing Center for CILS

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Thanks to the initiative of Professor Gina Siddu Pilia, of the Department of Modern Languages and Literature, JCU will now be able to administer the diploma for the Certificate of Italian as a Foreign Language (CILS) issued by the Università per stranieri di Siena.

The official CILS Diploma, issued by the University for Foreigners in Siena, certifies your knowledge of Italian and is valid throughout the world. It does not expire (as other certificates may).

There are six different proficiency levels and you can earn more than one diploma (e.g. after an A2 certificate you can take the exam again to get a superior level certificate):

A1 low beginner; A2 high beginner;

B1 low intermediate; B2 high intermediate;

C1 advanced; C2 proficiency

Please note that level B2 is valid also as language exam for admittance to any Italian University without the need for further testing, and that with level C2 you can apply for the positions of official translator (from Italian into English), and teacher of Italian Language.

The CILS exam will be held twice per year.

For further information, please contact:

Professor Gina Siddu Pilia

Lecturer in Italian
Coordinator of the Language Tutoring Center
John Cabot University
Tiber Campus
Language Tutoring Center, 1st Floor
Lungotevere Raffaello Sanzio, 12
00165 Rome, Italy
tel.: 06-681-9121 ext. 334