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Free Italian language proficiency test

Do you want to know how good your Italian is? With the Extralingo language test, you can determine your Italian language proficiency. By answering 20 short questions, you will immediately discover your level and receive a detailed analysis in your email. The test is created by Extralingo and is completely free.

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Why your Italian language proficiency matters

Firstly, it's interesting to know how good your Italian actually is. But beyond that, it's also very useful. When searching for the perfect Italian language course, it's important to know your starting level. Additionally, if you want to reach a certain level of Italian, your current proficiency is a starting point to determine how long it will take you.

When you book an Italian language course through Extralingo, a language test is always included. This means that you will also take a short test at the language school to determine your level, ensuring you always end up in the right class.

Take the Extralingo Italian language test now so you know which level to look for when exploring language course options.

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Understanding CEFR levels: From A1 Italian to C2 Italian

CEFR stands for Common European Framework of Reference, a standard for measuring language proficiency, and it's used for the Italian language as well. It starts at A1 for beginners learning Italian and goes up to C2 for the most advanced speakers. In between, there are several levels, each with its own skills. The Italian language proficiency levels are A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2.

  • At A1, you learn basic skills such as simple sentences and everyday words. At A2, you reach the point where you can speak a bit and understand more of the Italian language.
  • B1 means you can have a decent conversation in Italian and understand simple texts. At B2 level, you can say and write fairly complex things.
  • C1 is almost like a native Italian speaker, proficient in professional and academic situations. And at C2 level, you are really advanced, capable of understanding and producing difficult texts.

By taking the Extralingo Italian language test, you will know your CEFR level and can create a clear plan to make progress.

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How to effectively test your Italian language proficiency

There are different ways to determine your language proficiency. 

Firstly, you can take a formal exam to establish your level. The most well-known exams for the Italian language are the CILS exam and CELI exam. Through this exam, you can officially determine your CEFR language level. This is the most official test, and you also receive a valid exam certificate. However, these exams are not free; you pay between €50 and €160 for a CILS or CELI exam (depending on your level).

You can also have your level assessed by an Italian teacher or professional. They can make a good estimation of your level. Such a test is interactive, but you depend on the availability of these individuals, and it can also be pricey.

Finally, you can test your Italian language proficiency through an online language test. The length and quality of these online tests can vary, but they often provide a good indication. Some language tests are paid, others are free to use. The Extralingo Italian language test is developed by professionals and provides a reliable result. The test is also free.

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Frequently asked questions

How can I test my Italian language proficiency?
Testing your Italian language proficiency is easy with our online level test. It assesses your Italian language skills and gives a reliable result, so you know exactly where you stand.
Why is it important to know my Italian language proficiency?
Knowing your Italian language proficiency is important when choosing your language course. It gives a good picture of your starting level and also shows how long you need to study to reach the next or a specific level.
What are the CEFR levels for Italian?
The CEFR levels in Italian range from A1 (beginner) to C2 (advanced). Each level represents a clear degree of language proficiency. A1 is entry-level, and C2 is the top.
How accurate are online Italian language tests?
Online Italian language tests are accurate, provided you choose a good one. Check reviews and experiences from others to find the right test. The Extralingo Italian language test is developed by professionals and provides a reliable result.
Is an Italian language test free?
Yes, the Extralingo Italian language test is a free level test to determine your proficiency.