Project Description

PLIDA exam preparation course

ITALIAIDEA is an authorized PLIDA Certification Center.

The PLIDA (Progetto Lingua Italiana Dante Alighieri) Test certifies competency in Italian as a foreign language. It is officially recognized by the Italian Ministry of University and Research, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Italian Ministry of Work and Social Policies, and the Italian Ministry of the Interior.
With a PLIDA Certification you can:
– clearly demonstrate your competency level in Italian on a CV;
– use the results to enroll in an Italian University without taking other language tests;
– obtain a long term work permit to stay in Italy.
The PLIDA certification is offered in six levels, corresponding to the ones suggested by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL):

Elementary Italian PLIDA A1 A1 QCER (Breakthrough Level)
PLIDA A2 A2 QCER (Waystage Level)
Intermediate Italian PLIDA B1 B1 QCER (Threshold Level)
PLIDA B2 B2 QCER (Vantage Level)
Advanced Italian PLIDA C1 C1 QCER (Proficiency Level)
PLIDA C2 C2 QCER (Mastery Level)

For each level there are four sections, one for every linguistic skill; Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.
To pass the exam and obtain immediate certification, you need to achieve a minimum of 18 out of 30 points for each of the four section.
If you do not pass all sections, you have a year to repeat any single section in other scheduled exam sessions.


Before each session, Italiaidea will organize an Exam Simulation and four Training Worshops (one for each section of the exam).
In the simulation you have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the exam format, the way it is handled and the times prescribed to execute each section of the exam.
Once you have the results of your simulation, you may decide to enroll in one or more workshops to work on the abilities you find more challenging.
Price for the Exam Simulation: 40€
Price for the Workshops: 30€ (one workshop); 120€ (all four workshops).


Month Levels Exam Date Exam Simulation Date Workshops Date
June B1, B2, C1 Wednesday 06.13 Friday 05.25 Friday 06.01: h. 11:00-1.00 Listening; h. 2:00-4:00 Speaking
Friday 06.08: h. 11:00-1.00 Reading; h. 2:00-4:00 Writing
August B1, B2, C1 Wednesday 08.01 Friday 07.06 Friday 07.13: h. 11:00-1.00 Listening; h. 2:00-4:00 Speaking
Friday 07.20: h. 11:00-1.00 Reading; h. 2:00-4:00 Writing
November A1, A2, B1 Wednesday 11.28 Date to be confirmed Date to be confirmed
B2, C1, C2 Thursday 11.29 Date to be confirmed Date to be confirmed


Levels Whole Exam (four skills) Single Skill Two Skills Three Skills
A1, A2 65€ 15€ 30€ 45€
B1 85€ 20€ 40€ 60€
B2 95€ 23€ 46€ 69€
C1, C2 135€ 32€ 64€ 96€

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Please feel free to email us with any questions or for further information

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