Parola school is a CILS certificate authorized institute and also offers a preparation program at its headquarters in Florence.

CILS Certificate in Florence at Parola School

CILS preparation course at Parola school

Officially Accredited CILS Exam Center in Florence

Parola Italian language school is officially authorized by the University of Siena as an exam center for the CILS certificate in Italy and valid worldwide.

Italian CILS Examination Details

The CILS exam takes place twice a year throughout Italy in June and December. The University of Siena verifies the CILS Certification, as well as the authorized exam locations, and sets the 2 exam dates each year.

The certified CILS location will receive the corrected exams of the CILS students, will notify the student, and subsequently send the original CILS certificate.

Department of Education - CILS certification

CILS Exam and Preparation Course at Parola Italian Language School

The CILS preparatory program prepares students to obtain the official certification of Italian as a second language (Certificato d'Italiano come Lingua Straniera - CILS).

The CILS examination is administered at our headquarters in the historic center of Florence.

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

CILS Preparatory Course at Parola School

Parola offers two separate courses of lessons for the CILS examination at our school in the center of Florence. The course price includes extra materials and comprehensive media for learning Italian as a second language.

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

Our CILS Preparation Program focuses on four main areas of knowledge: comprehension, conversation skills, grammar exercises, and text reading.

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.

These course times are created especially for students or workers:

  • Morning classes are taught from 9:00 am to 10:50 am, 3 times per week

  • Evening classes are taught from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, 3 times per week

Please contact us for more information on the CILS preparation program at Parola.

CILS Course Levels According to The Italian Education Board

Basic Comprehension


(Modulo Adulti in Italia)


Independent Comprehension




Competent Comprehension





Italian CILS Preparation Course Prices And Duration

Group Classes for the CILS Exam (at least 3 students)

€210 per month (4 weeks)

Weekly duration: 2 times per week for 3 hours each day (24 hours)

Note: The 3 hour-duration class is essential because it allows the student to complete a single CILS trial that is taken during each lesson.

Individual Classes for the CILS Exam

€300 for 10 hours (€30 per hour)

CILS teaching hours

For group and individual courses, flexibility is guaranteed. Our preparation courses can be attended both in the morning and in the afternoon. For information, please contact our secretary at 055 242182 or write an e-mail to: [email protected]

Registration Fees For The CILS Exam

Tuition fees provided by the University of Siena for the CILS exam:

Levels A1 and A2: € 40 each

Level One - B1: € 90

Level Two - B2: € 105

Level Three - C1: € 135

Level Four - C2: € 160

To register you can contact our school or send us the official registration form of the University of Siena.

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

Starting Date for the CILS Preparation Exam at Parola School

The first week of APRIL for June 8, 2017

The first week of OCTOBER for December 5, 2017

Terms for Payment and the CILS Exam Registration

Payment and registration for the CILS must be made 40 days before the CILS exam takes place. Payments after that deadline are not going to be accepted by Parola school and the University of Siena.

Exam Dates For The CILS in the Year 2017

There are 2 dates each year to take an Italian language CILS exam, one at the beginning of June and the other at the start of December.

Exam dates for 2017 are as follows:

  • June 8, 2017

  • December 5, 2017

Contact Parola For Further Information On The CILS Preparatory Course

If you are interested in the CILS preparation course or examination in Florence, please contact Parola Italian language school via email for further information or call us at: +39 055 242182.


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