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CILS Certificate

CILS Certificate in Florence at Accademia Europea di Firenze (AEF)

Official CILS Exam Center in Florence

AEF is authorized by the University of Siena (Università per Stranieri di Siena – Ateneo internazionale) as an Exam Center for the CILS Certificate in Italy; an official qualification, recognized worldwide.

Throughout Italy each year, two sittings for the CILS exam take place during the months of June and December. After verifying the CILS Certification and authorized exam centers, the University of Siena schedules the 2 exam dates for the year.

The Exam is administered at AEF, Palazzo Niccolini via Cavour 37, 50129 Firenze. AEF will handle all paperwork and document transmission, including registration, communications, result notifications, and mailing the original CILS Certificate, if you have been successful.

CILS Course Levels

Basic Comprehension A1 Adult Learners in Italy
Independent Comprehension B1 CILS UNO - B1
Competent Comprehension C1 CILS TRE - C1

2018 CILS Exam Dates

  • June 7
  • December 6

CILS Preparation Course at AEF

AEF offers a specific Preparation Course for the CILS Exam designed to allow students to thoroughly prepare to achieve their goal in obtaining the official certification of Italian as a second language (Certificato d'Italiano come Lingua Straniera - CILS), focusing on these fundamental areas: oral comprehension and conversation skills, written comprehension, writing and grammar skills.

During all CILS exercises, students will practice adhering to the time constraints, in preparation for time limits enforced during the official CILS exam.

The preparation courses offered at AEF are held during the weeks immediately prior to the CILS examination dates in June and December.

The first session in preparation for the June Exam begins during the first week of May and lasts 4 weeks;

The second session in preparation for the December Exam begins during the first week of November and lasts 4 weeks.

Prices and Duration

Group CILS Preparation Course: €200 for 20 lessons of 45 minutes each (15 hours in total), plus enrollment fee of €70, which includes didactic materials.

Registration and Terms of Payment for the CILS Exam

Registration and payment must be completed 40 days before the CILS exam date. Payments received thereafter will not be accepted by AEF or the University of Siena.

Registration fees for the CILS Exam ((Fees provided by the University of Siena for the CILS exam))

  For each exam For each repeated exam
Levels A1 and A2  € 40  € 12
Level One - B1  € 90  € 22
Level Two - B2  € 105  € 23
Level Three - C1  € 135  € 30
Level Four - C2  € 160  € 35

For further information on CILS at AEF, please contact us via email at or call us at +39 055 211599


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