Levels and courses equivalency

Common European Framework
GAIA Institute GAIA Institute Level Descriptor European Certification (Università per stranieri di Peugia) CILS (Università per Stranieri di Siena) PLIDA (Dante Alighieri)
A1 Breakthrouh 1 Beginner Students have a low knowledge of the language so they can communicate at a minimal level. CILS A1 PLIDA A1
A2 Waystage 2.1 Elementary I Students achieve a basic level of understanding and communication.
2.2 Elementary II
3 Pre-Intermediate In this level, students gain a fairly good knowledge of Italian in order to interact in simple everyday situations. CELI 1 CILS A2 PLIDA A2
B1 Threshold 4 Intermediate I Students reach a medium level in order to interact more securely with the surrounding environment.
5 Intermediate II Even if the language is not accurate, the students achieve a greater fluidity of language and they can communicate in most everyday situations. CELI 2 CIC Intermedio CILS 1 - B1 PLIDA B1
B2 Vantage 6 Upper-Intermediate/ Pre-Advanced Students have a wide range of vocabulary and a command of all basic grammatical structure. CELI 3 CILS 2 - B2 PLIDA B2
C1 Effective Operational Proficiency 7 Lower Advanced Students can easly comprehend natural spoken and written italian. CELI 4 Cic Avanzato CILS 3 – C1 PLIDA C1
C2 Mastery 8 Upper Advanced At the end of this course, students, achieve native speaker competence. CELI 5 CILS 4 – C2 PLIDA C2