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Writing  Formal or Informal Emails for your Italian Citizenship Exam

Writing Formal or Informal Emails for your Italian Citizenship Exam

If you’re preparing for your Italian Citizenship exam, you know that one of the writing prompts for the writing portion includes writing a formal or informal email. First and foremost, it’s important to determine the appropriate register for your email because Italian...

Italian Verbs with a Double Auxiliary

Italian Verbs with a Double Auxiliary

The Guide to Italian Verbs with a Double Auxiliary and How They Work What's the difference between ho cambiato and è cambiato?  Ho cambiato casa - I've changed home (I moved to a different home? il clima è cambiato - The climate changed If you have an eye for...

How to get your CELI 2 certification

How to get your CELI 2 certification

What is the CELI 2? The CELI 2 is an official Language Certificate issued by the University of Perugia, Italy, to demonstrate to the Italian government, an Italian university institution or an employer in Italy a B1 (intermediate) level of competence in the Italian...

How to Use the Expression ‘Mi tocca’

How to Use the Expression ‘Mi tocca’

Toccare - to touch Have you ever heard or read the Italian sentence 'mi tocca' and felt confused about it? That's normal! The verb 'toccare' is used with different meanings in Italian. 'Toccare' generally means 'to touch' in English with the meaning of coming...

9 VERY Common Filler Words in Italian

9 VERY Common Filler Words in Italian

Once I heard an American saying that we Italian can speak by making long sentences without saying a word.  It was a joke, with a touch of irony. Italians do use a lot of filler words when they speak informally.   What is a filler word?  A filler...

What’s the CILS Uno B1? (intermediate level)

What’s the CILS Uno B1? (intermediate level)

What is the CILS Uno B1? The CILS Uno B1 is an official Language Certificate issued by the University for foreigners of Siena, Italy, to prove the Italian government, an Italian university institution or an employer in Italy a B1 (intermediate) level of competence in...

9 Smart Ways to Learn Italian Vocabulary Efficiently and Fast

9 Smart Ways to Learn Italian Vocabulary Efficiently and Fast

Learning a foreign language has never been easier than it is today. We are not at a loss for Italian language content or inputs to spend our evenings on. But how much of this input will you retain in the long term? How many new Italian words and expressions will you...

Cils Exam Centres

Cils Exam Centres

Accredited Cils Exam Centers This is a list of authorized exam centers in the United States, the United Kingdom and other English speaking countries. You should contact one of these accredited institutions directly if you want to take your CILS test there. Instead,...