CILS Certification in Florence at Parola School

Officially Accredited CILS Exam Center in Italy

With Parola school’s expert instructors and a comprehensive curriculum, you can unlock a world of opportunities by joining our CILS preparatory program.

Our legally valid certificate is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education, allowing you to embark on a journey of linguistic proficiency and cultural exploration. 

Very importantly, Parola Italian language school is officially authorized by the University for Foreigners of Siena (Università per Stranieri di Siena) as an exam center for the CILS certificate in Italy.

Moreover, many international Italian language students have chosen our school for the CILS preparation courses to obtain a legally valid certificate, recognized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education, which can be used worldwide for all purposes.

Enroll at Parola school today and experience the excellence of our Italian language education in Florence.

CILS Examination Details

The 6-level CILS exam takes place twice a year (from A1 to C2) throughout Italy in the first week of June and December.

The University for Foreigners of Siena verifies the CILS trials and sets 2 main exam dates each year. However, throughout the year, there are also extra dates for A2 Integrazione or B1 Cittadinanza.

Parola institute will receive the corrected exams of the CILS students from the University for Foreigner of Siena, and subsequently, send the original CILS certificate to the student’s address.

CILS Exam and Preparation Course at Parola School

The CILS preparatory program prepares students to obtain the official Certification of Italian as a Foreign Language (Certificato di Italiano come Lingua Straniera – CILS).

The CILS examination is administered at our headquarters in the historic center of Florence (Borgo Santa Croce, 17 – 50122 Firenze)  or through our online Italian language courses.

For further information on the CILS program at our school, please contact us via email or call us at +39 055 242182.

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CILS Preparatory Course at Parola School in Florence

Parola offers two separate courses of lessons for the CILS examination at our language center.

The course price includes extra materials and comprehensive media for learning Italian as a second language.

There are time limits for completing the official CILS exam. Therefore, in the preparation classes at Parola Italian language school, students practice with time constraints on all CILS trials.

Very importantly, our CILS Preparation program focuses on four main areas of knowledge:

  • comprehension
  • conversation skills
  • grammar exercises
  • text reading
Girls in an Italian language class in Florence

The CILS Preparatory Sessions at Parola School in Florence

The preparation courses offered at Parola coincide with the worldwide CILS examination dates in June and December.

  • The first session begins the first week of April and concludes at the end of May in preparation for the CILS exam in June.
  • The second session begins the first week of October and concludes at the end of November in preparation for the CILS exam in December.

Note: the language programs above are meant to be our standard preparation for the CILS examination, but it is also possible to start the preparation lesson later. For example, a student can also take a two-week preparation course before the CILS exam.

Terms of Payment for the CILS Exam Registration

The payment and registration for the CILS exam must be made 40 days before the CILS exam takes place.

Payments after the established deadline will not be accepted by Parola school or the University for Foreigners of Siena.

Our Evening Program for CILS preparation

Our evening program for CILS preparation is generally an individual, intensive course, taken by those who work or study during the day and wish to prepare for the CILS examination after their daily commitments.

As for the fees, the price is 15 euros per hour for a group course (2 students or more) and 27 euros per hour for individual lessons.

Contact us for further information on CILS’s prices.

Italian CILS Preparation Course Prices

CILS teaching hours with Parola School

As for Parola’s teaching hours, flexibility is guaranteed for group and individual courses.

Our preparation courses can be attended in the afternoon from 1 pm to 7.30 pm.

For further information, please contact our secretary at +39 055 242182 or e-mail us at

CILS Levels According to the European Education Board for Languages

The following are the CILS levels according to the European Education Board for Languages.

Basic Comprehension

Independent Comprehension

Competent Comprehension

Exam Dates for the CILS Exam in the Year 2024

As said, there are multiple dates each year to take an Italian language CILS exam at Parola school in Florence.

Exam dates for 2024 are as follows:



Contact Parola for Further Information on the CILS Exam

If you are interested in the CILS exam or a CILS preparation course with our language center in Florence, please contact Parola Italian language school for further information or call us at +39 055 242182.