DITALS is a professional qualification offered by the Università per Stranieri di Siena for teachers (or prospective teachers) of Italian as a foreign language. DITALS certificates are graded according to levels of competence, allowing students to prepare for those levels which best suit their professional needs.
There are three levels of DITALS: DITALS di BASE, DITALS I e DITALS II.

ditals base

DITALS BASE is for Italian teachers abroad whose native language is not Italian and Italians starting out on the training process.


ditals level I

DITALS level I certifies a good teaching competence in Italian as a Foreign Language, especially with regard to specific students (children; teenagers; adults and the elderly; immigrants; university students; learners of Italian origin; learners with a specific mother tongue; tourist-hotel staff; Catholic clergy; USA – University Study Abroad students).

ditals level II

DITALS level II certifies an advanced teaching competence in Italian as a Foreign Language, whatever the context and learner profile.

Amalelingue, as a preparatory centre acknowledged by the Università per Stranieri di Siena, organizes preparatory courses to both Ditals level I and II. Courses consists in a theoretical part and a more practical one; they include workshops and mock examinations.
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