Certificate of knowledge of the Italian Language (CELI)

Centro Valutazione Certificazioni Linguistiche

CELI certificate, issued by Perugia University for Foreigners, within the ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe), is the Italian language passport that is recognized all over the world!

Collina Italiana (CI) is the official center for the CELI examination. Candidates who are interested in taking the exam can register and take their test at our cultural center.

Our school offers group preparation courses and customized private lessons (1/5/10 hours). The study program consists of exam taking techniques through simulations and quick reviews of both grammar and Italian sentence structures.

CELI exam is given in 3 sessions a year (February / June / November). The Perugia University for Foreigners  officially publishes the dates for the examinations every year, in January.

  • Celi 1 (Level A2)
  • Celi 2 (Level B1 – for citizenship) LEARN MORE
  • Celi 3 ( level B2)
  • Celi 4 ( level C1)
  • Celi 5 ( level C2)

The CELI is also valid for admission of foreigners to Italian Universities (CELI 3 level required).

Celi Adolescenti (13-17y)

The Celi adolescenti is an exam for 13 – 17 years old. The exam verifies and officially certifies (through the Perugia University for Foreigners and ALTE: Association of Language Testers in Europe) the student communicative skills in Italian.

The Celi adolescenti takes place once a year (usually in May) and it is divided into the three levels listed below:

  • Celi 1a (Level A2)
  • Celi 2a (Level B1)
  • Celi 3a ( level B2)

To see the requirements of any level please click here.

More Information

To inquire about the fee and our preparatory course please contact us by email or at 212.427.7770.

What’s New?

  • INTENSIVE COURSES

    NOTE: Language classes may be started in mid-session or at other times not listed on the schedule. Please inquire (212) 427-7770 or email for more information. Language Intensive Workshop:  2 weeks, 8-2-hour classes, $390 …Read More »
  • CELI – Italian Certification for Citizenship

    Sessions: Monday, March 9th – 2020 Tuesday, June 23rd – 2020 Monday, November 23rd – 2020 TIME: 8:30 – 2:00 pm LOCATION: 1556 Third Avenue @87th Street, Suite 603 FEE: …Read More »
  • Adults: New Session 2019/2020

    Adults 2019/2020 Italian Classes – Grammar and Conversation: 10-2-hour classes  $480/ 20 hours (material included) Note: Language classes may be started mid-session or at other times not listed on the schedule. Please inquire (212) …Read More »
  • ‘KIDS’ After-school program: Session 2019/2020

    GIROTONDO This year-round kids’ program offers comprehensive language learning and hands-on instruction in the arts to children from ages 2-3 / 4-5 / 6-8 / 9+.In Girotondo (“Circle”) an experienced …Read More »
  • ‘KIDS’: Workshops and Events for 3-7 & 7-10 yo

    Italian workshops and events: Ages 3-7 & 7-10   JOIN IN THE FUN AND ENJOY LA BELLA LINGUA OF ITALY! Art&crafts, music, songs, dance, games, and a lot of FUN …Read More »
  • Italian Special Nights 2019/2020

    Italian events to meet new people passionate about the Bel Paese, discover Italian culture and speak the Bella Lingua of Italy! Events 2019/2020 Fridays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm Wine Night …Read More »

Placement Exam

Click here to complete your Italian language placement exam.

Locations & Contact

Collina Italiana