What is a B1 certificate?

When applying for Italian citizenship by marriage, one of the requirements is an official B1 proficiency certificate.
This certificate is issued after passing a B1 PLIDA exam.

What is a B1 PLIDA exam?

PLIDA exams are official tests that we receive from Italy and get graded in Italy.
Dante Alighieri is the only accredited institution in South Africa to administer PLIDA exams.
More information from the PLIDA website
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How do I prepare for my B1 exam?

La Dante offers courses starting from A1.1 level (beginners) and moving up a level each term, as per diagram below.
It takes about two years and a half to complete a B1 level from beginner level.
Regular group courses take place twice a week for 1h30.
Private/or Skype classes can be tailored to the student’s availability and needs.


When do PLIDA exam sessions take place in Cape Town?

There are generally two sessions a year at our premises in Gardens, Cape Town.
Please visit our PLIDA Exams page for more information