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La Certificazione di Italiano come Lingua Straniera (CILS) are internationally recognised Italian language exams organised by the University of Siena (Italy). Cardiff University is a centre for the exams and you can sit these in Cardiff in June each year. The exam consists of six levels, see details below.

Useful Information

Our weekly courses will give you ample opportunity to study Italian . Your language tutor will give you further information on which level is appropriate for you.

To enrol for the examinations, you must:

  1. Complete the application form which is available from Siân Austin.
  2. Supply a photocopy of one form of identification (passport, driving licence, ID card etc).

Units and Fees

A1 £46
A2 £46
B1 £100
B2 £112
C1 £145
C2 £170

Practice Papers

For examples of past papers please follow the link below:

For further information, contact our Co-ordinating Lecturer Helga Eckart.