Level B1 cittadinanza

Test di competenza linguistica CELI

Are you ready to take the Italian Citizenship Test? We will help you prepare for the final test!
Test di competenza linguistica CELI – level B1 cittadinanza

From December 2018, an Italian language certification proving an intermediate level of mastery is required in order to apply for Italian citizenship by marriage or residence.

The official test is divided in 4 sections, each one dedicated to a specific language competence:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking
What we offer

To assist you in preparing for the CELI test, we provide intermediate-level B1 Citizenship preparation courses.


Intermediate level required. If you aren’t already at this level, we encourage you to take other classes before enrolling in these condensed exam prep sessions. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Citizenship Courses Coordinator Francesca, at citizenship@sfiis.org.


via Zoom

Let our students speak for us!

Leslie Hughes
“What I like most about participating in a literature class with the Istituto is having classmates with whom to discuss our books. I like hearing their opinions and responding to them. Reading is a great pleasure of mine, but sharing a book makes reading an adventure. With a teacher guiding us we improve our language skills and become more self-confident expressing ourselves. I’m grateful for the opportunity!”
Dennis Abbe
“I have been taking classes at the SFIIS for years because, short of a long stay in Italy, it is the best way to maintain and improve my language skills. But more than that, I enjoy being with the other students and my instructor(s), many of whom are now good friends. In my class we read classic and contemporary Italian literature, and our instructor keeps us up to date on Italian culture and even politics. The experience on Zoom is almost as good as the in-person classes; Barbara is amazing in her use of the tools to run a lively, efficient, and fun class.”
Dede Heitman
“The SFIIS school offers the best, well rounded Italian languages classes in the Bay Area. With native speakers as teachers, the classes provide a comprehensive, natural and fun way of learning. Everyone feels welcome, no matter the level. The teachers are encouraging, entertaining and enthusiastic about their language and culture. As a bonus, I've made life-long friends through SFIIS classes. Please join our Italian language learning community!”