Certificate of knowledge of the Italian Language (CELI)

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.

Our school offers group preparation courses and customized private lessons.

The study program consists of exam taking techniques through simulations and reviews of both grammar and Italian sentence structures.

CELI exam is given in 3 sessions a year (February / June / November).

  • 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 and it is divided into the three levels listed below:

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

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

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