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Preparation Courses for CILS, CELI, DELI and DALI Certifications

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Key Information:
Class Size: 4 - 12 people
Destination: Italy  
Category: Language Schools
Specialty: Italian  
Season: January - December
Courses Per Year: 5
Course Level: All levels
Min Price: 780 Euro (EUR) per course
Max Price: 780 Euro (EUR) per course

The school is located in the center of the historic part of the city which enables you to visit on foot many of the most important sights in Italy, as well as many restaurants, pubs, shops, museums, galleries, etc. All to make your stay the most pleasant possible.

AEF regularly organizes preparatory courses for those students who intend on taking certification exams. After taking a placement test to assess the student’s level and to which certification he/she should take, the student will work on a series of exercises and tasks that will help him/her become acquainted with the content of the certification exam.

CILS: The Certification of Italian as a Foreign Language (CILS) is the official title that represents the degree of linguistic competency of Italian as a foreign language. The CILS is awarded by the University of Siena for Foreigners and is recognized by the Italian State through the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Most of Italian universities use the CILS (and the CELI) as an entrance requirement.

CELI: The CELI exams are the world's leading certificates for Italian language learners. They are issued by the Perugia University for foreigners and recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The CELI exams are also recognized by companies, universities and government organizations throughout the world. Having a CELI will help you gain entrance to a university or college, improve your professional prospects and quantify your progress in Italian.

DELI: With this Italian language diploma, the candidate has shown that he is able to understand the elementary structures of the Italian language. And that he is able to read basic texts and he can communicate in common everyday situations.

DALI: With this Italian language diploma, the candidate has proven that through his knowledge of the Italian language he can express himself properly, both orally and in writing, with the complexity expected of everyday language skills. Additionally, he can understand and compose written texts.

Faculty Information:
The teachers at the AEF are all highly qualified and constantly updated in the latest teaching techniques.

Other Activities:
Aside from regular courses our school offers a rich program of optional language and cultural activities (concerts, seminars, films, visits to museums and farms) as well as extra-curricular and recreational activities (parties, dinners, food and wine tasting, sports, etc.) which are offered every week to ensure the enjoyment and cultural fulfillment of the students.

Facility Information:
Our students can choose from among the following types of accommodations:
- Private apartment. This is the best option for those who want to be completely autonomous and free to host friends and family. All apartments are furnished and equipped with kitchen utensils.
- Student apartment. This option allows students to share an apartment with other students (foreign and Italian). Apartments are well equipped and furnished.
- Family-stay. Living with an Italian family is a good way to practice the language and experience the Italian way of life. All families are used to hosting foreign students and willing to share with you their daily routines and traditions.
- Other solutions. It is also possible to reserve accommodations in pensions, hotels, residence or religious institutions.

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