Special Courses

Are you getting ready for an Italian certification exam (such as CELI or CILS)? Are you looking for a revision course to refresh your grammar and practice conversation? Check our timetable for special courses! We organize small group courses for CELI exam preparation every year starting in April and “refresh” courses in August. 

CELI (Certificato di Conoscenza della Lingua Italiana) is an Italian language qualification officially recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education and Research. It is issued by the Perugia University for Foreigners and it is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. There are 6 levels of exams: CELI impatto (A1); CELI 1 (A2); CELI 2 (B1); CELI 3 (B2); CELI 4 (C1); CELI 5 (C2). Click here for further information.

Our CELI exam preparation courses are designed by qualified CELI examiners. During the course, you will have the chance to focus on all sections of the exam with special attention on examination techniques and practice on past papers.

Please note that, even though we provide exam preparation courses, we are not a centre of examination. Please visit this page to find a centre for examination.

If you don’t see the time or A course you want here, call 087 65 30422 or send an email to info@italiandublin.com, there may still be an upcoming course to suit you

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Enrolment

Contact us today and we will provide all the information about the enrolment procedure. If you are not sure about your level of proficiency just let us know and we will arrange an assessment test for you. Since all our courses are limited to 7 students, to book a place in a course a deposit fee of €100 is required. The rest of the course fee is payable in the first week of the course. You can find more information on our terms and conditions page.

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Assessment test

Students are required to take a Level Test before enrolling in Italian Language Courses. The level test is not required for students enrolling in a beginners course.

  • The assessment test is free of charge

     

  • Call today and book your consultation meeting!

Holidays

Midterm Break from March 12th to 18th; no classes will be held on Easter Monday

Framework of Reference for Languages

A1 (Beginner) Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 (Pre-intermediateCan understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

B1 (Intermediate) Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 (Upper intermediate) The student can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

C1 (Advanced) The student can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

C2 (Proficiency) The student can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.

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