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CELI for Adults

CELI for Adults

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Which level should I enrol in?

There are five CELI exam levels which can be taken by Adult candidates (18 years of age and over)

- CELI 1, CELI 2, CELI 3, CELI 4, CELI 5.

The levels are linked to the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE) and to the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Co.As.It. Adult Class students can refer to the following table to determine which CELI level is suitable for their language skills.


Corresponding CELI levels


CELI 1 - An elementary level exam, testing your ability to deal with basic written and spoken communications.


CELI 2 - An intermediate level exam, testing your ability to cope with everyday written and spoken communications.


CELI 3 - An upper intermediate level exam - ideal if you can deal confidently with a range of written and spoken communications.


CELI 4 - An advanced exam - if you can communicate with confidence in Italian for work or study purposes, this is the exam for you.


CELI 5 - A very advanced level exam - perfect if you have achieved a high level of language skills and are able to function effectively in almost any Italian-speaking context.

If you are not a Co.As.It. student you can still enrol for the exam and complete the self-assessment available in the Adult Class section of the website to confirm your level.

How is the exam structured?

The exam tests all four language competencies: speaking, writing, listening and reading.

The duration of the exam varies according to the level ranging from one hour and a half for the CELI 1 exam, to four hours and forty-five minutes for the CELI 5 exam.

When are the exams held?

The CELI exams are held three times a year at Co.As.It. and we offer preparatory sessions prior to each CELI examination.

Dates of the exams are as follows:

Date of exam

Deadline for enrolment and payment

Saturday, 2 March 2019

(CELI Impatto, 1, 2, 3)

25 January 2019

Monday, 24 June 2019

(All levels)

17 May 2019

Monday, 18 November 2019

(All levels)

11 October 2019

How do I enrol?

The price of the exam is $260 which can be paid by cash, cheque or credit card.

In order to enrol in the exam please complete the enrolment form below and submit it to our office with payment before the deadlines indicated above.

Payment and enrolment form must be received in order to confirm your admission to the exam.

Once enrolled in an exam fees cannot be refunded. Co.As.It. accepts no responsibility for changes to students' personal circumstances that prevent attendance.


The CELI preparatory sessions are designed to provide students with valuable tools to successfully complete the examination. The content of the preparatory sessions will include

  • A review of the European Framework of Reference for Languages.
  • Different components of the exam.
  • General rules to follow during the completion of the exam.
  • Samples of past exams.
  • Tips on how to successfully complete the exam.

In order to enrol for the sessions please contact our office.

Enrolments are open to anyone that is over the age of 18 years.

CELI exam enrolment form for Adults

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