The DITALS Certification is a cultural title awarded by the Università per Stranieri di Siena that assesses the theoretical and practical qualifications in the field of Teaching Italian to Foreigners and ensures a degree of approval even outside of a specific educational path: every candidate can, in fact, prepare themselves in the manner it deems most appropriate to the chosen Certification level. Its legal validity, in Italy and abroad, depends on the laws of the single states and institutions. In many cases it is already considered a valid title for the allocation of a score in the recruitment of teachers or for the allocation of credits within an educational curriculum of language teaching methodology.
Level I Certification
The DITALS Level I Certification certifies a core competence in the field of language teaching methodology and a specific expertise targeted at a particular learner profile: children, adolescents, adults and the elderly, immigrants, students, learners of Italian origin, learners whose mother tongue is homogeneous (Chinese, Arabic, ...)
Level II Certification
The DITALS Level II Certification certifies an advanced competence in Teaching Italian to Foreigners and is aimed at teachers working in any teaching context and with any group of learners. Some of the prerequisites required for admission to Level II examination may be replaced by the possession of Level I Certification.
For further ,information on DITALS Certification training courses and internship aimed at the acquisition of the prerequisites needed to enter the examinations, you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org