CELI – Certificato di lingua Italiana

The University for Foreigners of Perugia offers, within the ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe) framework, examinations worldwide at five levels of ability. All the examinations are held in June and November in Italy and abroad.

CELI 1
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.

CELI 2
CERTIFICATE OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE
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.

CELI 3
CERTIFICATE OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE
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.

CELI 4
CERTIFICATE OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE
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.

CELI 5
CERTIFICATE OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE
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.

CERTIFICATION OF BUSINESS ITALIAN
Since June 1999 the University for Foreigners of Perugia will offer worldwide examinations at two levels of ability in order to  assess the proficiency in Italian for Business purposes:

  • CIC Intermediate (CELI 2/CELI 3 Perugia Levels 2 and 3)
  • CIC Advanced (CELI 4 Perugia Level 4)

The University for Foreigners of Perugia, in concordance with an agreement reached with the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, will have as examinations sites the Italian Cultural Institutes, which can be found all over the world.

Association of Language Testers in Europe

  • Université Catholique de Louvain – Belgio
  • Institut for Nordisk Filologi University of Copenhagen – Danimarca
  • Studieskolen – Danimarca
  • Undervisningsministeriet (Ministry of Education) – Danimarca
  • University of Jyväskylä – Finlandia
  • Alliance Française -Francia
  • Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband – Germania
  • Goethe-Institut – Germania
  • University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – Gran Bretagna
  • University of Athens – Grecia
  • ITE’ (Institiúid Teangeolaíochta Éireann) – Irlanda
  • Università per Stranieri di Perugia – Italia
  • Centre de Langues Luxembourg – Lussemburgo
  • Universitet I Bergen – Norvegia
  • CITO (Instituut voor Toetsontwikkeling) – Olanda
  • Universidade de Lisboa – Portogallo
  • Generalitat de Catalunya – Spagna
  • Instituto Cervantes – Spagna
  • Universidad de Salamanca – Spagna
  • Stockholm University – Svezia

The University of Perugia for Foreigners is a member of the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)

Since 1990 a group of major providers of language examinations in Europe have been working together under the name of ALTE*, with the following aims:

  • to establish a framework of levels of proficiency in order to promote the transnational recognition of certification in Europe;
  • to establish common standards for all stages of the language testing process: that is, for test development, question and item writing, test administration, marking and grading, reporting of test results, test analysis and reporting of findings;
  • to collaborate on joint projects and in the exchange of ideas and  know-how.

ALTE members are working towards the setting up of a framework of levels of language proficiency, which will allow comparisons to be made and equivalences to be established between qualifications in European languages gained in a number of different countries. At the present stage of the  development of this framework, a large measure of agreement has been achieved on the content definition of the three lower levels of proficiency, up to and including Level 3.

* ALTE has the official status of a European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG)

Esami di Lingua / Language exams

Livello 1 / Level 1Waystage

User

Catalano / CatalanCertificat Internacional de Català Nivell Bàsic (NB)

Danese / Danish Test 1

Finlandese / Finnish

Yleiset Kielitutkinnot, Perustaso 1

Francese / French

Certificat d’Etudes de Français Pratique 1 (CEFP1)

Inglese / English Key English Test (KET)

Irlandese / Irish

Réamhtheastas Gaeilge (RTG)

Italiano / Italian

Certificato di Conoscenza della Lingua Italiana, Livello 1 (CELI 1)

Lussemburghese / Luxembourgish

Zertifikat Lëtzebuergesch als Friemsprooch (ZLaF)

Tedesco / German

Grundaustein Deutsch als Fremdsprache (GBS Daf)

Livello 2 / Level 2
ThresholdUser
Catalano / CatalanCertificat Internacional de Català, Nivell Llindar (NL)

Danese / Danish Test 2

Finlandese / Finnish

Yleiset Kielitutkinnot, Perustaso 2-3, Keskitaso 3

Francese / French

Certificat d’Etudes de Français Pratique 2 (CEFP 2)

Greco / Greek Veveosi Elinomathias

Inglese / English

Preliminary English Test (PET)

Irlandese / Irish Bunteastas Gaeilge (BTG)

Italiano / Italian

Certificato di Conoscenza della Lingua Italiana, Livello 2 (CELI 2)

Lussemburghese / Luxembourgish

Eischten Diplom Lëtzebuergesch als Friemsprooch (1DLaF)

Norvegese / Norvegian

Språkprøven i norsk for fremmedspråklige voksne

Olandese / Dutch

Examen Elementaire Kennis (CNaVT)

Portoghese / Portuguese

Certificado de Língua Portuguesa (CELP)

Spagnolo / Spanish

Certificado Inicial de Español (CIE)

Tedesco / German

Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache (ZDaF)

Livello 3 / Level 3Vantage/Independent

User

Finlandese / FinnishYleiset Kielitutkinnot, Keskitaso 4-5, Ylin Taso 5

Francese / French

Diplôme de Langue Française (DL)

Inglese / English

First Certificate in English (FCE)

Italiano / Italian

Certificato di Conoscenza della Lingua Italiana, Livello 3 (CELI 3)

Lussemburghese / Luxembourgish

Zweten Diplom Lëtzebuergesch als Friemsprooch (2DLaF)

Olandese / Dutch

Staatsexamen Nederlands als Tweede Taal, Examen I  (NT2-I)

Examen Basiskennis (CNaVT)

Spagnolo / Spanish

Diploma Básico de Español (DBE)

Svedese / Swedish

Rikstestet (RT)

Test in Swedish for University Studies (TISUS)

Livello 4 / Level 4Competent

User

Danese / Danish Danskprøve 2Olandese / Dutch

Staatsexamen Nederlands als Tweede

Examen Uitgebreide Kennis (CNaVT)

Inglese / English

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

Finlandese / Finnish

Yleiset Kielitutkinnot, Ylin Taso 6

Francese / French

Diplôme Supérieur d’Etudes Françaises Modernes (DS)

Tedesco / German

Zentrale Mittelstufenprüfung (ZMP)

Italiano / Italian

Certificato di Conoscenza della Lingua Italiana, Livello 4 (CELI 4)

Norvegese / Norvegian

Test i norks for fremmedspråklige Høyere nivå

Portoghese / Portuguese

Diploma de Língua Portuguesa (DILP)

Svedese / Swedish

Rikstestet (RT)

Test in Swedish for University Studies (TISUS)

Livello 5 / Level 5Good UserInglese / EnglishCertificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

Finlandese / Finnish

Yleiset Kielitutkinnot, Ylin Taso 7-8

Francese / French

Diplôme de Hautes Etudes Françaises (DHEF)

Italiano / Italian

Certificato di Conoscenza della Lingua Italiana, Livello 5 (CELI 5)

Lussemburghese / Luxembourgish

Ieweschten Diplom Lëtzebuergesch (IDL)

Spagnolo / Spanish

Diploma Superior de Español (DSE)

Svedese / Swedish

Rikstestet (RT)

Test in Swedish for University Studies (TISUS)

Tedesco / German

Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung (ZOP)

Kleines Deutsches

Sprachdiplom (KDS)