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Italian Placement Test

How it works

  1. Take the Test
    Select Italian and start the test. No need to create an account or provide credit card details – it’s free!
  1. Get your results
    After taking the test, you will receive your results immediately by email.
  1. Share your results
    Let your boss know, invite your friends, post on social media… Show off your skills, it’s okay to brag!

Why Take Our Online Italian Placement Test?

Taking an Italian placement test is like using a compass that points you in the right direction. First off, it figures out exactly where you stand with your Italian skills. This way, schools can place you in classes that aren’t too tough or too easy. Imagine you’re heading for college, and you’ve got Italian classes lined up. The test ensures you’re not stuck in stuff you already know or drowning in things you’re not ready for. It’s your academic sidekick. Plus, if you’re packing your bags for a study abroad adventure, the test makes sure your classes are just right, making it easier to dive into a new culture. And let’s not forget about job hunts. If Italian is your power move, the test can show future bosses just how skilled you are. It’s like having your achievements certified. From school to exploring new horizons to climbing that career ladder, the Italian placement test sets you up for a journey where you’re totally in control.

How Our Italian Placement Test Works

Our Italian placement test employs a Computer Adaptive Test (CAT). This approach customizes the assessment to your unique proficiency level. The test spans essential components such as auditory and written comprehension, and grammar mastery, ensuring a comprehensive evaluation of your skills.

The CAT dynamically adjusts question complexity based on your responses, ensuring each question is tailored to your abilities. For those proficient in Italian, the test may extend to cover advanced levels, culminating in a comprehensive evaluation. With the CAT, the test duration ranges from as quick as 10 minutes for beginners to about 1.5 hours for learners with extensive expertise.

Convenient, Smart and Free


The test is adaptive and will calculate your level based on your specific abilities.


Our comprehensive Italian proficiency test evaluates your Listening, Reading & Writing skills.


It’s completely free! No credit card details required and no hidden costs.


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Flexible and convenient test, the test works on any device.


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Italian Language Proficiency Levels: CEFR and ACTFL

Our Italian placement test aligns with two renowned language benchmarks: the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards. These benchmarks act as maps, dividing language skills into distinct levels, offering a clear understanding of your strengths and areas for improvement.

CEFR Levels for Italian:
  • A1 – Beginner: You can introduce yourself, ask basic questions, and hold simple conversations.
  • A2 – Elementary: You’re comfortable with everyday tasks and brief exchanges, expressing yourself on familiar topics.
  • B1 – Intermediate: You can confidently converse on familiar subjects, understand main points in texts, and effectively convey your thoughts.
  • B2 – Upper Intermediate: You can discuss diverse topics, comprehend complex texts, and engage in debates with structured arguments.
  • C1 – Advanced: You express yourself fluently, comprehend intricate texts, and convey nuanced ideas.
  • C2 – Proficient: You’re approaching native-like proficiency, understanding almost everything and participating seamlessly in discussions, debates, and written discourse.
ACTFL Levels for Italian:
  • Novice (Low, Mid, High): You handle basic communication, comprehend simple sentences, and provide fundamental information.
  • Intermediate (Low, Mid, High): You actively participate in conversations, understand complex sentences, and express ideas using various tenses.
  • Advanced (Low, Mid, High): You delve deeper, discussing diverse topics, comprehending detailed texts, and communicating effectively.
  • Superior: You command the language, navigating complex texts, and articulating yourself eloquently, even on abstract themes.
  • Distinguished: You exhibit mastery, effortlessly understanding complex language and communicating with precision and sophistication.


Italian language learning is magical one due to its rich history, culture, and music. From its poetic expressions to its influence on arts and literature, Italian opens doors to diverse traditions and captivating storytelling. Whether your goal is to embark on a journey, engage with native Italian speakers, or explore the complexities of its celebrated literature, our Italian placement test—with its emphasis on auditory comprehension, written proficiency, and mastery of grammar—opens the gateway to a rich and immersive experience in the Italian language.

Did you know?

It’s also an official language in Switzerland, San Marino, Vatican City, Istria County in Croatia and Slovene Istria in Slovenia.

The European Union uses Italian as one of its 24 official and working languages. And it’s a recognized minority language in even more countries, including Bosnia/Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, and Romania.

Additionally, Italian is the second most common language in Argentina. In certain parts of Brazil, it’s a regional language and schools are required to teach it.

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Looking for another challenge? After you take the Italian language placement test, try taking our Italian Vocabulary Quiz. It only takes about 15 minutes!

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