Suggested preparation time: 100-120 hours
Duration of exam: 2 hours and 10 minutes
Exam is offered twice a year
Ability level according to the Portfolio Europeo delle Lingue assessment scale (CEFR): A2
Ability level according to the Schneider/North assessment scale: N4

– Written Comprehension (30 minutes)
4 short texts (120-150 words) followed by 15 true/false questions

– Written Production (30 minutes)
Informal letter or text composition (60-80 words)

– Morphosyntactic and Lexical Skills (30 minutes)
Fill-in-the-blanks using given words (8 items)
Text with verbs to conjugate (7 items)

– Listening Comprehension (20 minutes)
5 short conversations with multiple-choice questions
3 ads, each with a true/false questions
A short dialog with 2 true/false questions

– Oral exam in pairs (20 minutes)
Short presentation
Image with a short common text to discuss

By passing this examination of the Italian language, the candidate has shown that he is able to understand the main structures of the Italian language. He is able to read simple texts and he can communicate in elementary everyday situations.