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Italian - Università di Perugia - CELI

alpha beta piccadilly is an authorised exam centre for the CELI exams of the University of Perugia.

CELI certificates are recognised as qualifications by universities and employers all over the world and are also recognised in South Tyrol as a valid alternative to the South Tyrolean bilingual exam. alpha beta piccadilly organises preparation courses for CELI exams.

All Perugia exams are aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (A1 - C2).
CELI Impatto A 1
At CELI Impatto level the aim is to establish whether the candidate has the necessary skills to make contact at an introductory level.

The linguistic skills required by a candidate for the CELI Impatto exam are based on level A 1 of the Common European Framework for languages.

CELI Impatto is divided into four parts:
- Reading comprehension
- Writing
  Time available for these two parts: 1 hour and 15 minutes
- Listening
- Speaking
  Time available for these two parts: 5/6 minutes

further information and sample papers

For further information about enrolments and exam dates please contact celi@alphabeta.it.
CELI 1 - A 2
At level 1 (CELI 1) the candidate should have the necessay linguistic skills to 'survive' in Italian, that is to be able to start to integrate in an Italian speaking social and/or work context. The linguistic skills required by a candidate for the CELI 1 exam are based on level A 2 of the Common European Framework for languages.

CELI 1 is recognised in South Tyrol as being equivalent to the local bilingual examination D

CELI 1 is divided into four parts:
- Reading comprehension
- Writing
Time available for these two parts: 2 hours
- Listening: 20 minutes
- Speaking: 10 minutes + 10 minutes preparation
The candidates' ability to express themselves and to interact in Italian is evaluated by two examiners.

further information und practice test

For further information about enrolments and exam dates please contact celi@alphabeta.it.
 
CELI 2 - B 1
At CELI 2 level candidates have to demonstrate they have sufficient linguistic skills to be able to interact with ease in predictable Italian speaking social and work contexts. The linguistic skills required by a candidate for the CELI 2 exam are based on level B 1 of the Common European Framework for languages. CELI 2 is recognised in South Tyrol as being equivalent to the local bilingual examination C.

CELI 2 is divided into four parts:
- Reading comprehension
- Writing
Time available for these two parts: 2 hours
- Listening (20 minutes)
- Speaking (15 minutes + 10 minutes preparation). The candidates' ability to express themselves and to interact in Italian is evaluated by two examiners.

further information and sample paper

Exam dates:
- March (enrolment deadline end of January)

Enrolments: alpha beta piccadilly Bolzano / Bozen and Merano / Meran

Enrolment form

Cost of exam: € 102
(Cost of retaking only one part of the exam: € 70)
CELI 3 - B 2
At CELI 3 level candidates should have sufficient linguistic skills not only to be able to travel with ease around Italy, but also to enrol for a course or to work in Italy. The linguistic skills required by a candidate for the CELI 3 exam are based on level B 2 of the Common European Framework for languages. CELI 3 is recognised in South Tyrol as being equivalent to the local bilingual examination B

CELI 3 is divided into five parts:
- Reading comprehension
- Writing
Time available for these two parts: 2 hours and 15 minutes
- Lingusitic competence
  Time available for this part: 45 minutes
- Listening comprehension
  Time available for this part: 25 minutes
- Speaking
  Time available for this part: 15 minutes + 10 minutes preparation. The candidates ability to express themselves and to interact in Italian is evaluated by two examiners.

further information and sample paper

Exam dates:
- March (enrolment deadline end of January)
- June (enrolment deadline end of April)
- November (enrolment deadline end of September)

Enrolments: at alpha beta piccadilly Bolzano / Bozen and Merano / Meran

Enrolment form

Cost of exam: € 102
(Cost of retaking just one part of the exam: € 70)

Preparation courses: we offer preparation courses for this exam
CELI 4 - C 1
At CELI 4 level candidates should have sufficient linguistic skills to be able to sign up for a first degree or a postgraduate degree at an Italian speaking university. The linguistic skills required by a candidate for the CELI 4 exam are based on level C 1 of the Common European Framework for languages. CELI 4 is recognised in South Tyrol as being equivalent to the local bilingual examination A.

CELI 4 is divided into five parts:
- Reading comprehension
- Writing
Time available for these two parts: 2 hours and 45 minutes
- Linguistic competence
  Time available for this part: 1 hour and 15 minutes
- Listening
  Time available for this part: 25 minutes
- Speaking
  Time available for this part: 20 minutes + 10 minutes preparation. The candidates ability to express themselves and to interact in Italian is evaluated by two examiners.

further information and practice exam 

Exam dates:
- June (enrolment deadline end of April)
- November (enrolment deadline end of September)

Enrolments: at alpha beta piccadilly Bolzano / Bozen and Merano / Meran

enrolment form

Cost of exam: € 102
(Cost of retaking only one part of the exam: € 70)

Preparation courses: we offer preparation courses for this exam
CELI 5 - C 2
At CELI 5 level candidates should have sufficient linguistic ability to integrate themselves successfully into any Italian speaking context, whether to do with work, study or social life, understanding and using appropriate language, metaphors and idioms. The linguistic skills required by a candidate for the CELI 5 exam are based on level C 2 of the Common European Framework for languages.

CELI 5 is divided into five parts:
- Reading comprehension
- Writing
Time available for these two parts: 2 hours and 45 minutes
- Linguistic competence
  Time available for this part: 1 hour and 15 minutes
- Listening
  Time available for this part: 30 minutes
- Speaking
  Time available for this part: 20 minutes + 10 minutes preparation. The candidates ability to express themselves and to interact in Italian is evaluated by two examiners.

further information and practice exam

For further information about enrolments and exam dates please contact celi@alphabeta.it.
CELI Impatto Immigrati A 1
CELI – Impatto Immigrati, was developed by the Centro per la Valutazione e la Certificazione Linguistica (CVCL) of the Università per Stranieri di Peruga in order to certify language skills at level A 1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. It is an exam which was developed to deal specifically with attesting the level of Italian at a low level for adult immigrants with a low level of schooling. The emphasis on this exam is testing the ability to establish social contact using simple formulaic phrases.

CELI – Impatto Immigrati is divided into four parts:
- Reading comprehension
- Writing (e.g.: filling in a form)
Time available for these two parts: 1 hour
- Listening
- Speaking
Time available for these two parts: 5/6 minutes

further information & practice test

For further information about enrolments and exam dates please contact celi@alphabeta.it.
CELI Impatto Immigrati A 2
CELI – Impatto Immigrati, was developed by the Centro per la Valutazione e la Certificazione Linguistica (CVCL) of the Università per Stranieri di Peruga in order to certify language skills at level A 2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. It is an exam which was developed to deal specifically with attesting the level of Italian at a low level for adult immigrants with a low level of schooling. The emphasis on this exam is testing the ability to establish social contact using simple formulaic phrases.

CELI – Impatto Immigrati A 2 is divided into four parts:
- Reading comprehension
- Writing (e.g.: filling in a form)
Time available for these two parts: 75 minutes
- Listening (15 minutes)
- Speaking (8/9 minutes)

further information & practice test

For further information about enrolments and exam dates please contact celi@alphabeta.it.
CIC Intermedio - Business Italian B 1
The CIC Intermediate exam certifies that the candidate has sufficient knowledge of Italian to be able to work and communicate within a company in an autonomous manner within the linmits of their normal working environment. The linguistic skills required by a candidate for the CELI Impatto exam are based on level B 1 of the Common European Framework for languages. Italian learners at this level are able to deal with Italian clients and suppliers as secretaries or switchboard operators; are able to work in distribution giving simple technical instructions.

CIC Intermedio - B 1 is divided into five parts:
- Reading Comprension (45 minutes)
- Writing (20 minutes)
- Listening (30 minutes)
- Speaking (15 minutes)
  The candidate's ability to express him or herself and to interact in Italian is evaluated by two examiners. Questions of a personal and a non-personal nature are asked and candidates are expected to interact with the examiner using the support material which they are given 10 minutes before the test. This material is based on Business Italian but does not require any specfic technical knowledge.
- Grammar & Vocabulary (20 minutes)

further information and sample paper

For further information about enrolments and exam dates please contact celi@alphabeta.it.
CIC Avanzato - Business Italian C 1
The CIC Advanced exam attests that candidates can operate autonomously within a company even in higher positions, maintaining constant contact with clients, suppliers or Italian partners, being able to interact in any given situation on any subject. The linguistic skills required by a candidate for the CELI Impatto exam are based on level C 1 of the Common European Framework for languages. See also ALTE level 4 for a description of typical work abilities at this level. The CIC Avanzato exam utilises exercises and activities that are typical of those done by somebody working in an Italian speaking environment.

CIC Avanzato C 1 is divided into five parts:
- Reading Comprension (60 minutes)
- Writing (1 hour and 30 minutes) 
- Listening (30 minutes)
- Grammar & Vocabulary (35 minutes)
- Speaking (15 minutes) 
  The candidate's ability to express him or herself and to interact in Italian is evaluated by two examiners. Questions of a personal and a non-personal nature are asked and candidates are expected to interact with the examiner using the support material which they are given 10 minutes before the test. This material is based on Business Italian but does not require any specfic technical knowledge.

further information and sample paper
 For further information about enrolments and exam dates please contact celi@alphabeta.it.

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