Test your current Italian proficiency level!
In effort to have students placed in the most appropriate level class, students with previous knowledge of Italian are asked to take both written and verbal placement exams. Download the written portion of the placement test by clicking here. Please print out the test, answer as many questions as you are able to (without using any aids), and email it back to us at . The verbal test will be given here at ItalCultura, by appointment. Please call 312-245-0652 or email to schedule your verbal exam.
The curriculum of ItalCultura is based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). The CEFR is a guideline used to describe what learners of foreign languages need to do in order to communicate effectively in each language. CEFR facilitates the recognition of proficiency gained in different learning contexts and provides assessment of progress at each stage, and throughout a lifetime.
The CEFR divides learners into three broad divisions and six levels.
A – Basic User
A1 – Beginner
A2 – Elementary
B – Independent User
B1 – Intermediate
B2 – Upper Intermediate
C – Proficient User
C1 - Advanced
C2 – Mastery
All language courses are taught in Italian and students start speaking Italian from the very first day!