The AP Italian Language and Culture course emphasizes communication (understanding and being understood by others) by applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills in real-life situations. This includes vocabulary usage, language control, communication strategies, and cultural awareness. The AP Italian Language and Culture course strives not to overemphasize grammatical accuracy at the expense of communication. To best facilitate the study of language and culture, the course is taught almost exclusively in Italian. The AP Italian Language and Culture course engages students in an exploration of culture in both contemporary and historical contexts. The course develops students’ awareness and appreciation of cultural products (e.g., tools, books, music, laws, conventions, institutions); practices (patterns of social interactions within a culture); and perspectives (values, attitudes, and assumptions). PREREQUISITE There are no prerequisites; however, students are typically in their fourth year of high-school-level study. In the case of native or heritage speakers, there may be a different course of study leading to this course.
CELI certificate, issued by Perugia University for Foreigners, within the ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe), is the Italian language passport that is recognized all over the world! Candidates who are interested in taking the exam can register and take their test at a recognized center. CELI exam is given in 2 sessions a year (June and November). The University of Foreigners Perugia officially publishes the dates for the examinations every year. The CELI is also valid for admission of foreigners to Italian Universities (CELI 3 level required).
Celi Adolescenti (13-17y)
The Celi adolescenti is an exam geared towards children aged from 13-17. The exam will verify and officially certify (through the University of Foreigners Perugia and ALTE: Association of Language Testers in Europe) the student communicative skills in Italian.
The Celi adolescenti takes place once a year (usually in May) and it is divided into the three levels listed below: