PLIDA Exam preparation

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WHAT IS PLIDA AND WHY TAKING THE TEST?

Why you my need to enroll in a PLIDA exam preparation courses? The PLIDA Certificate (Progetto Lingua Italiana Dante Alighieri) attests the proficiency in Italian as a foreign language.

PLIDA is intended for all those people whose native language is not Italian, and the examination for the certification can be taken by all Italian citizens or foreigners who need a certificate of competence in Italian language for study, to work or other.

With the PLIDA Certificate you can: 

  • Indicate the level knowledge of Italian on your CV and job applications
  • Enrol in the Italian university without taking the mandatory examination of Italian language (level B2 or C1)
  • Be exempted from the test of Italian (DPR 179/11) and from the final examination on civic culture and civic life examination in Italy (circular 23.04.15) when applying for a residence permit (Integration Agreement)

PLIDA certification is acknowledged by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Interior, Education, University and Research, Labour and Social Policy. The PLIDA certificate is also valid in order to obtain a residence permit for EC long-term residents by non-EU citizens (minimum level A2).

PLIDA exam preparation courses

EXAM’S STRUCTURE

The PLIDA exam is divided into the six levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL)

For each level the exam consists of four tests, one for every language skill:

  • LIstening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking

The duration of the test varies depending on the level that you must take, while the score is always out of thirty for each test. With a minimum score of 18/30 in each of the four tests, the certificate is immediately issued; it is nevertheless possible, in case of mistakes, to keep the scores where you obtained sufficient points for a year and try, in this period of time, to overcome the exams for other skills in further sessions. 

PLIDA JUNIORES

PLIDA exam preparation courses

The PLIDA Juniores is a certification of Italian specifically designed for teenage students (13-18 years).

The language skills necessary to pass the tests are the same as for standard PLIDA, but the examination of the Junior PLIDA differs because in the tests reference is made to texts and contexts of use typical and familiar to children and tied to the life experiences to teenage of this age.

For the PLIDA Juniores the proficiency in Italian as a foreign language for teenage is evaluated according to the first four levels proposed by the CEFRL: A1, A2, B1 and B2

EXAM DATES

For the year 2019 the dates for the PLIDA exam are the following:

LevelDate
A2
Wednesday 6th march 2019
B1, B2 and C1
Wednesday 3rd april 2019
A1, A2 and C2
Wednesday 22nd may 2019
B1,B2, C1
Wednesday 12th june 2019
A1, A2, B1, B2 (PLIDA Juniores)
Saturday 22nd june 2019
B1 and B2
Wednesday 31st july 2019
A1, A2 B1, B2(PLIDA Juniores)
Saturday 19th october 2019
A1,A2, B1Wednesday 20th november 2019
B2, C1 and C2
Thursday 21th november 2019

The exam fees are not included in the price of the course, and are as follows:

  • Plida A1: Euro 90
  • Plida A2: Euro 90
  • Plida B1: Euro 100
  • Plida B2: Euro 120
  • Plida C1: Euro 150
  • Plida C2: Euro 150

SCHEDULES AND PRICES per person

For every type of PLIDA exam preparation courses, we have developed specific programs (Breve, Intermedio, Intensivo) in which the number of teaching hours varies according to the previous language skills of the student, and the level that has to be reached for the exam. 

Course type
Preparation for level
Lesson hours
Prices in Euro
One-to-one course    
Breve
A1 – A2
10 hours
360
Intermedio
A1 – A2 – B1 – B2
20 hours
670
Intensivo
B1 – B2 – C1 – C2
30 hours
950
Two-to-one course   
 
Breve
A1 – A2
10 hours
280
Intermedio
A1 – A2 – B1 – B2
20 hours
520
Intensivo
B1 – B2 – C1 – C2
30 hours
750
Small group course (max 4 part.)   
Breve
A1- A2 – B1- B2
10 hours
220
Intermedio
C1- C2
20 hours
385
Intensivo
C1- C2
30 hours
540

The PLIDA exam preparation courses should normally begin at least one month prior the date of the exam.

USEFUL TIPS TO ACHIEVE THE DESIRED RESULTS

In the process of learning a foreign language to properly prepare for the exam, it is very important not only the number of tuition hours, but also and mostly the type of course that you decide to attend.

If you have limited time, or have to combine the PLIDA exam peparation courses with you work, we would like to suggest you to choose an individual course: in this way, the lessons will be organized according to your needs and availabilities, also the teacher will deal exclusively with your linguistic necessities, by correcting and improving your weaknesses. Our individual courses are the solution chosen by the majority of our students, as they provide the best results in a very short time

Always keep in mind, in choosing the most suitable course for you, that a week of individual course corresponds to approximately one month in a group course

At the Institute Galilei we strongly suggest to start the preparation for the PLIDA certification about two months before the test, so to organize the course in the time the students have at their disposal in the best and most suitable way.

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