Cils and Plida Italian exam preparation courses


Our CILS and Plida Italian exam preparation courses are usually requested for the following reasons:

  • to get Italian citizenship;
  • to obtain the B1 level certification to apply to Italian University;
  • to obtain the A2 level certification needed for the residency permit;
  • for the personal reason to get a certification that attests your level;
  • for business purposes;
  • for any other reason when you need to attest your proficiency in Italian as a foreign language.

At Istituto Galilei in Florence, for this purpose, we provide CILS and Plida Italian exam preparation courses.

CILS and PLIDA Italian exam preparation courses

Our CILS and PLIDA Italian exam preparation courses can help you to prepare yourself for any language level, from A1 to C2.

CILS and PLIDA exams are attended by all those whose native language is not Italian, as they are official certifications conceived to evaluate the linguistic competence a student has reached in Italian language.

You are not able to travel at the moment? No problem, because our school provides Italian online courses as well!


About the course

Institute Galilei organizes CILS and PLIDA Italian exam preparation courses in Florence for foreigners, offering a specific program aimed at the achievement of the certifications.

These courses are designed to give the student a thorough and personalized teaching program: our teachers will take care to let you be prepared in all the various skills required for the exam with a personalized teaching method based on what your linguistic needs and goals are.

Students will work directly on CILS and PLIDA exercise books and practical exercises will take place in both understanding and written composition in Italian language. Moreover the use of audio-visual materials and guided conversations is carried on in order to properly develop the oral expression skills of the student.

A further key point of our CILS and PLIDA Italian exam preparation courses is given by the examination simulation, carried out directly on the listening and grammar tests of previous years.

Our teaching method is structured in a way so that our teachers can constantly check the student’s progress in each examination skill, promptly working in order to fill the gaps and correct their weaker expression sides.

To see all the dates and the prices of CILS and PLIDA exams, please check the following links:


Total of hours** Price per individual tuition*
20 hours € 770
30 hours € 1080
40 hours € 1340

* the price does not include the examination fees

**The number of hours you choose to attend can be organized with a personalized scheduling according to your needs.

The fees include:

  • Books and materials for the classes
  • Enrollment fee
  • Taxes
  • Certificate of attendance at the end of your course
  • Use of our facilities, library and media

Our school is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Instruction, University and Research.


In the process of learning a foreign language to properly prepare for the exam, it is very important not only the number of tuition hours, but also and mostly the type of course that you decide to attend.

If you have limited time, or have to combine the CILS and PLIDA Italian exam preparation courses with your work, we would like to suggest you to choose an individual course: in this way, the lessons will be organized according to your needs and availabilities, also the teacher will deal exclusively with your linguistic necessities, by correcting and improving your weaknesses. Our individual courses are the solution chosen by the majority of our students, as they provide the best results in a very short time.

Always keep in mind, in choosing the most suitable course for you, that a week of individual course corresponds to approximately one month in a group course.

At the Institute Galilei we strongly suggest to start the CILS and PLIDA Italian exam preparation courses about two months before the test, so to organize the course in the time the students have at their disposal in the best and most suitable way.

Cils and PLIDA Italian exam preparation courses
Cils and PLIDA Italian exam preparation courses
Cils and PLIDA Italian exam preparation courses

Offers and discounts

On our individual italian courses we offer the following discounts all year round:

For a 3-week course, 8% OFF on the weekly rate
For a 4-11 week course, 10% OFF on the weekly rate
For a 12-week course or longer, 15% OFF on the weekly rate
For 2 participants in the same course, discount of 20% on the rate for each person

For last minute offers or special promotions, remember to check the page SPECIAL OFFERS

Additional Services

In our CILS and PLIDA Italian exam preparation courses we offer the opportunity to include lunch with your teacher, in order to keep practicing Italian outside the class during lunchtime in a friendly and informal environment. The costs are the following:

  • Light gourmet lunch: € 40 per day
  • Deluxe lunch: € 90 per day