Italian language courses
- PhD Candidates
P.L.I.D.A. – Progetto Lingua Italiana Dante Alighieri
Certificazione di competenza della lingua Italiana
The P.L.I.D.A. diploma is an official certification of proficiency in Italian as a foreign language, issued by the Dante Alighieri Society in agreement with Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with the University “La Sapienza” in Rome.
P.L.I.D.A. certifies the proficiency in Italian in accordance with the six levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The exam consists of four tests that verify the language proficiency in the four basic skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking.
The results are communicated to all applicants within 60 working days from the delivery of all exam materials (Scrivere booklets, answer sheets for Ascoltare and Leggere tests, recordings of Parlare tests, exam reports) to the P.L.I.D.A. headquarters in Rome. Please note that any incomplete or incorrect materials delivered will void the said 60-day term.
Certification activities schedule 2020
The Italian language proficiency certification tests are held at Università della Svizzera italiana in:
Via Giuseppe Buffi 13
6900 Lugano, Switzerland
Autumn Session: not offered
For further questions please contact Società Dante Alighieri Roma as Università della Svizzera italiana isn’t in charge of the organization of the language certificates.
The fees to register for the exams shall be paid to the following account in advance:
Soc. Dante Alighieri della Svizzera Italiana ‐ Lugano
IBAN CH24 0076 4146 6984 C000 C
- with indication on the postal payment slip or bank transfer: Plida-Livello
The fee for each level is listed in the enrolment form.
To complete the registration the following documents shall be submitted by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org:
For further queries please contact Camilla Delpero, Società Dante Alighieri (email: email@example.com; phone: +41 76 623 25 61).