CILS target group
The CILS exams are open to all foreigners and Italians with residence abroad (descendants of Italian emigrants) as well as foreign immigrants in Italy. There is no age limit nor is it necessary to have a certain educational level or the previous CILS certificate level. The CILS exams are not bound to any teaching methods or language courses. Each candidate can prepare themselves in the most appropriate way for each level.
The CILS certification serves those who are learning Italian, work in an Italian context, are studying or would like to evaluate their knowledge. Each CILS level demonstrates communication abilities in varying situations and surroundings. If you are looking to study or work with Italian institutes you will find more information on the individual levels of the CILS certificate for foreigners in a document produced by the Foreign Ministry in Rome in 1988 “Sistema coordinator delle Certificazioni dell’italiano per Stranieri”.