The PLIDA (Progetto Lingua Italiana Dante Alighieri) is an official certificate issued by the Società Dante Alighieri under an agreement with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The PLIDA is recognised by the Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policies and by the Italian Ministry of University and Research as a qualification that attests proficiency in Italian as a foreign language on a 6-level scale (from A1 to C2) according to the criteria established by the Common European Framework for Languages.

In addition, the PLIDA B1 level fulfills the requirement recently introduced by the Italian Government to foreigners applying for the Italian Citizenship.

Until 2018, the exams were held at The University of Manchester. For this year, there are talks between our HQ in Rome and a University in England. We hope to be able to indicate soon the exact venue for the exams to be held in the Autumn Session.

Important notice:

The level assessment test for enrolling to the B1 preparation course will be held on Tuesday 16th April 2019 at 2.30PM

Venue:  Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester M2 1NL

Please confirm your attendance to in order to prepare enough material for all participants.

The B1 course will start on Tuesday 30th April at 2.00pm


Starting from the Autumn Session for all levels (the B1 will be in November), the exams will be held at Lancaster University. All information related to the registration will become available soon on their website.
Dante Alighieri will organize a preparation course  for the B1 level, in Manchester City Centre – every Tuesdays, time slot 3.30PM – 4.30PM. Duration 30th of April – 18th of June. The second one will start in August. 
A level assessment will be carried out before enrolling the course, as the B1 level = Lower Intermediate, is a demanding exam. Correct use of the grammar in all 4 skills (Listening-Reading-Writing and Speaking) is central, together with a wide range of vocabulary. 
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