Diploma livello elementare A1 - Accademia Italiana di Lingua


Suggested preparation time: 50-60 hours
Duration of exam: 1 hour and 40 minutes
Exam is offered twice a year
Ability level according to the Portfolio Europeo delle Lingue assessment scale (CEFR): A1
Ability level according to the Schneider/North assessment scale: N2

– Written Comprehension (20 minutes)
2 short texts (40-60 words) followed by 10 true/false questions
3 images with text (advertising, notice-boards,…) followed by 6 true/false questions

– Written Production (30 minutes)
A reply to an email, text message, invitation or a form to be completed (30-40 words)

– Morphosyntactic and Lexical Skills (15 minutes)
Fill-in-the-blanks using given words

– Listening Comprehension (20 minutes)
5 short conversations to combine the right image
10 multiple-choice questions

– Oral exam in pairs (duration: 15 minutes)
Presentation and discussion of a given topic (with the aid of a scheme)
Descriptions of pictures (with the help of the examiner)
Role play in 3 with common scenarios (with the examiner’s intervention)

By passing this examination in Italian language, the candidate demonstrates understanding of simple and familiar expressions and to be able to interact in simple contexts with the help of the interlocutor.