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Language Certificates

You want to be one step ahead of others in preparing for your studies or a job? Then take the opportunity of language certificates for your CV.

Language skills increasingly need to be shown for later studies and jobs in the form of language certificates – unless it is your own mother tongue.
There are language certificates for almost all foreign languages.
In order to compare the results achieved in language examinations, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages has been developed. This divides the language level of the learners into six different levels of competence from A1 (beginners) to C2 (experts).

For Italian, the High School Centre Mals offers the PLIDA language examination.

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For English, a preparatory course for the FCE language examination (Cambridge Exam: First Certificate) on B2 level is offered if requested by enough students. This level of language competence corresponds to the official level of English forseen to acquire with the final examination after fifth form High School.
For detailed information on the FCE language exam go to:

It is possible to take this exam three times a year at Alphabeta Piccadilly in Merano and Bolzano:
- March (enrolments within mid-January)
- June (enrolments within mid-March)
- December (enrolments within mid-October)

For signing in to the exams:


For English there is also the IELTS language exam. Here you do not register for a certain level, but your current language level is determined and certified in all skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking) during the examination.
For detailed information on the IELTS language exam:

There are various test centres and different dates: e.g. in Innsbruck and Trento.


For students of non-German mother tongue there is the GOETHE language examination for taking the German language exam.

For more information on the language exam:

The test can be done in Bolzano and other places.

Contact person at the Office for Bilingualism and Foreign Languages is Donatella Ricchetto
Phone: +39 0471 411273
For more information and exam dates:

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All these certificates can be counted as educational credits in the 3rd, 4th or 5th grade for the final examination.