PLIDA exams are necessary to obtain an internationally recognized certificate of your level of proficiency of Italian.
These PLIDA certifications are intended for people that are non-native Italian speakers.
PLIDA exams are also accessible to all Italian citizens or foreigners with an Italian mother tongue who require a certificate of competence
in the Italian language for study, work or other reasons.

Società Dante Alighieri in Cape Town is an accredited PLIDA institution and administers exams as per PLIDA regulations. If you are applying for long-term residency in Italy you will need to pass the A2 PLIDA exam, whereas, if you are applying for citizenship through marriage you will need to pass the B1 PLIDA exam.

Our next PLIDA exam session will be announced at the beginning of 2024.
Should you wish to register please contact us.
To pass the PLIDA A2 exam you will need to have completed a level A2 (pre-intermediate); the same applies to the PLIDA B1 exam, as you will need to complete a B1 (intermediate) level in order to pass.
If you are a beginner you will need to take classes to cover the levels up to, and including the necessary level to pass your PLIDA exam.
If you are unsure of your current Italian proficiency we offer an online assessment for R 350
which will be deducted from your course fee total should you subsequently register for our classes.


Citizenship application services

La Dante offers sworn translations of the certificates that need to be presented with your Italian citizenship application.
Please contact us for a quote should you wish to make use of our professional translation services.