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Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language Certificates

DITALS is a professional qualification offered by the Università per Stranieri di Siena for teachers (or prospective teachers) of Italian as a foreign language. DITALS certificates are graded according to levels of competence, allowing students to prepare for those levels which best suit their professional needs. DITALS Explanation

Exam Session DITALS level I

Exam Session DITALS level II

Next Exam Session:  Please contact Gabriella Caponi [] for further information in relation to exam dates.

The application forms can be downloaded from


DITALS level I

1 category of learners €180 + €15 (admin. costs)

2 categories of learners €300 + €15 (admin. costs)


€280+ €15 (admin. costs)

It is sometimes possible for students registered for the DITALS qualification in a recognized institution to undertake a teaching placement of minimum 12 weeks (September-December, or January-March) in the Department of Italian, UCC. To be considered for such a placement, please send a full cv and two references to the Head of Department, Dr Daragh O'Connell (


Department of Italian


First Floor Block A West, O' Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Ireland