DALC C1 - Diploma avanzato di lingua italiana commerciale "Firenze" Ail

Suggested preparation time: 500-550 hours including 80 hours of business Italian
Duration of exam: 3 hours and 55 minutes
Exam is offered twice a year
Ability level according to the Portfolio Europeo delle Lingue assessment scale (CEFR): C1
Ability level according to the Schneider/North assessment scale: N9

- Written Comprehension (20 minutes)

Reading of two texts taken from the economic section of a magazine followed by eight multiple-choice questions

- Written production (90 minutes)

Summary on an economically related article of 400 words followed by a written summary of no more than 100 words

Letter/Fax: Comprehension of a business letter followed by a written response

Written composition: the examinee will comment on a short passage which deals with a current economic argument


- Business Vocabulary (45 minutes)
Forty-eight fill-in-the-blanks and multiple-choice questions


- Listening Comprehension of an economic argument (60 minutes)

Conversation followed by two multiple-choice questions

Interview followed by six multiple-choice questions

Radio dialog followed by five true/false questions

Summarization of a short passage (taped conversation/interview of examinee)

- Oral exam in pairs (duration: 20 minutes)

Presentation and discussion of a given topic

Descriptions of pictures

Discussion based on an article

By passing this exam, the candidate has shown the ability to communicate in any situation requiring a strong knowledge of business Italian; correspondence, public relations, specialized literature, secretarial work, business meetings, etc.

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