CILS Preparation Course: Wednesdays from 5:30-8pm, February 27 – May 22, 2019, for a total of 32.5 hours.
ItalCultura will be offering an intensive preparation course for the CILS exam at the B1 level. Offered by the Universita` per Stranieri di Siena and administered by the Italian Cultural Institute every June and December, the CILS exam is a wonderful occasion for students to officially test their Italian language skills. Students that successfully pass all sections of the exam will receive a certificate issued from the Universita` per Stranieri di Siena, which is recognized by the Italian Government on the basis of an agreement with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Those that do not pass all of the sections will be allowed to retake them the following June or December.
This 13-week, 32.5-hour course will prepare students for the CILS exam by providing a review of all of the grammar that will be covered on the exam and introducing students to the various sections of the test: listening, reading comprehension, grammatical structures, writing, and oral.
Students interested in registering for this course are kindly asked to take a written placement test to confirm their knowledge of Italian. Please click here to download the test.
$650 course fee + $30 for the study materials.
The next CILS exam will take place on May 30th at the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago at 9am. Registration for the CILS exam closes on April 10th. To register for the CILS exam or for questions regarding the exam, please write to
The Official Language School at the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago 500 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1405 Chicago, IL 60611-3767 ph 312-245-0652 fax 312-822-9622email usmap & directions