The Italian courses and the ELLCI study certificates are classified according to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for the Languages which foresees 6 levels:
– A1, Contact Level
– A2, Survival Level
– B1, Threshold level
– B2, Progress Level
– C1, Level of effectiveness
– C2, Level of mastery
The organization and educational content of the courses offered are based on the indications provided by the CEFR.
ELLCI Italian language courses are available at all levels, from beginners to advanced courses.
According to the CEFR, about 100 hours of guided learning are required to move from one level to another.
For example, a beginner may need about 100 hours of lessons and a supervised study to prepare for reaching level A1.
However, there are several factors that can influence the time needed to reach the desired level of Italian, including: the previous level of language learning, the mother tongue, the intensity of the study, the amount of study and exercise outside of class hours.