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Italian level test

This quick Italian test estimates your level from beginner to advanced. It focuses on your practical Italian language skills rather than vocabulary, conjugation, or grammar.

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Understanding your Italian level

Whether you are planning to study abroad in Italy, looking to travel, or are just curious about how much of your Italian you remember from school, an online Italian test can be just the thing. This test will put you back in touch with the language and give you a broad sense of where you stand. For a more in-depth analysis of your Italian level and training needs, please get in touch. Our educational advisors will be happy to assist.

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To quickly check your Italian level, take an online test. Free online Italian tests usually take less than 20 minutes and give you a rough idea of your Italian level.

If you need a more in-depth assessment of your Italian level, you have a few options. A paid Italian exam is the most official, but a free CEFR self-evaluation is more useful if you're actively studying Italian and need to manage your priorities. Finally, if you're planning to sign up for an Italian course, you will almost always be given an Italian test for placement purposes.

Most Italian tests will give you a score aligned with the CEFR, which has six levels. Levels A1 and A2 are considered elementary. At these levels, you can use your Italian for everyday things like tourism and information gathering. Levels B1 and B2 are intermediate. At these levels, you can use your Italian to explain your thoughts and plans. These levels are considered the minimum for working in Italian, although that does depend somewhat on what type of work you will be doing. Levels C1 and C2 are advanced. At these levels, you can comfortably navigate any situation in Italian.

The best Italian test for you depends on your needs. If you're planning to use your Italian certification for university admission or some other specific purpose, check which exams your university program accepts first.

The most common Italian exams are CELI (Certificato di Conoscenza della Lingua Italiana), CILS (Certificazione di Italiano come Lingua Straniera), and PLIDA (Progetto Lingua Italiana Dante Alighieri). All three are paid, in-person exams which you must take in a certified test center. Usually you will need to book your exam date several months in advance.

Italian tests are only one part of the equation when trying to measure your level. As an active student, a learning journal can be at least as helpful as a test because it allows you to track your progress over time. Record how much you've studied, what you've worked on, and your goals and achievements all in one place. Consider including an archive of writing samples in Italian and recordings of yourself speaking Italian. This type of record-keeping will help you stay motivated because you'll be able to see your own progress as time goes by.