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Since December 2018, in order to apply for Italian citizenship, a B1 certificate is required to demonstrate your level of knowledge of the Italian language.

It is possible to take the CILS B1 citizenship exam at our schools, that is required for the Italian citizenship application and we also offer a preparation course for it.

The Leonardo da Vinci School is a recognised centre for the CILS certification exams and is authorised by the University for Foreigners of Siena. 

At the Leonardo da Vinci schools you can:

- sit the exam on the official dates stipulated by the University for Foreigners of Siena;

- take a preparation course in order to be able to sit the exam.


The CILS exam preparation course can be taken:

- in a group (consisting of 25 lessons for A1 - A2 - B1 - B2 levels or 30 lessons for C1 - C2 levels);

- on an individual basis (15 lessons for A1 - A2 - B1 - B2 levels or 20 lessons for C1 - C2 levels).

NB: the B1 citizenship exam is essential for those who apply for citizenship and subsequently have to present the original documentation at the police station (‘questura’). This exam is not suitable for work-related and academic purposes. For those who need the B1 certification for work or academic reasons, it is necessary to take the B1 exam (see our specific preparation courses).

CILS B1 CITIZENSHIP EXAMINATION DATES

The dates for 2019 are:

- 30th May

- 25th July

- 24th October

- 3rd December

The Leonardo da Vinci Schools are also official centres for sitting the exams.

PREPARATION COURSES

Course start dates:

- from 23rd April 2019
- from 28th October 2019

Total number of lessons: 25 or 30

Level: A1 – A2 – B1 – B2 – C1 – C2    

Class numbers: minimum 4 and a maximum of 15 students per class

Frequency of group courses: 2 lessons per week.

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Prices for the CILS B1 citizenship preparation course

Group course:
Duration: 5 weeks

Cost: €250

Individual course:
Number of lessons: 15

Cost: €600

"Initially I enrolled in the intensive course only for three weeks, but then I liked the school so much that I extended my stay. At the end of three weeks, it became three months. I especially enjoyed the excursions and the lessons in the afternoon, which allowed students to practice the language"

Kena Michael
Germany

"The private classes allowed me to perfect my Italian and specifically prepare for the Italian entrance exam for university.

I feel very confident and secure as a result of the individual help I received from the private lessons"

Emma Chamberlain
Australia

"In 2007 I decided to live for a month in Italy. I wanted to discover the culture and people, but also learn the language. I found Leonardo da Vinci school on the net. I was not able to say a single word in Italian and I decided it was the perfect solution for a person like me. I started lessons in April 2007 and after a month with 4 hours a day of lessons, I reached a level enough high to lead an ordinary life in Milan. I liked it so much that I went back in 2009 and 2011 for two months. If I were to give advice to a person who’s looking for an Italian language school, I would say immediately: "Try Scuola Leonardo da Vinci. Teachers are just brilliant, kind and accessible, the lessons are original, after school you can have fun with other students who come from everywhere, but also with the teaching staff of the school. Because learning a language is not just about learning grammar, it is mainly applying it in everyday life. "That 's what I did in school Leonardo da Vinci. And I have no regret!"

Olivier Leleux
Belgium

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