CILS B1 CITTADINANZA FEBRUARY 15th
Created by the University of Siena in Italy, the CILS certification attests one’s linguistic-communicative competence in Italian as a second language.
The CILS certification is the first Italian language certification to have applied six levels of linguistic-communicative competence from the Common European Framework of Reference and to have offered specific certifications for foreign workers in Italy.
Please note that examinations will only be activated if a minimum number of 5 participants is reached. If the minimum number is not reached, the school administration may cancel the exam at any time due to low enrolment. Upon cancellation, registrants can choose if receive a full refund or use the amount already paid as a credit for the next exam session.
The cost for CILS B1 Citizenship is $250 + GST for Early Bird purchases. This price is available until January 2nd and includes the enrollment fee that is paid directly to the University for Foreigners of Siena. Please contact us for payment instructions. Regular fee is $290 + GST..
On Thursday, FEBRUARY 15th
8:00 am – 2:00 pm PST
Sara was born and raised in the south of Italy, in the Campania region and studied in Naples at Federico II University. She holds a Master Degree in Social and Territorial Policies.
Sara started to teach Italian at the University of Tennessee as volunteer for adults and young students. After three years, with her husband, they decided to move to the beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia where she teaches Italian in different schools.
I am very happy to continue to teach and help students who are interested and love the Italian language and culture.
Sonia Dal Torto
I was born in the small region of Molise and then moved to the north of Italy (Emilia-Romagna) at the age of 19. There I obtained my Master’s degree in International Cooperation and Protection of Human Rights. I discovered the passion for teaching while working as Assistant Grant Writer in an NGO in Greece. There I started to teach Italian to young refugees and to hold seminars about human rights in high schools and other non-formal educational settings. Once back in Italy, I continued to teach Italian to migrants and I started to study at Università per Stranieri di Siena.
Furthermore, as a Grant Writer, I had the chance to promote inclusion and diversity in the education system, thanks to proposals I made in the areas of Youth and Children, Disabled people, Education and Social Services. I proposed strategies for parents, teachers and community workers to confront educational poverty in disadvantaged backgrounds, introducing intercultural teaching practices with the help of cultural-linguistic mediators.
To me teaching holds so many invaluable meanings: it is turning into success the potential that every student has; it is understanding our communities to build better ones; it is a life-learning process thanks to the engagement with students from different backgrounds; it is falling in love every time with the Italian culture.