Online Italian Test for Beginner and Intermediate Level

Take this free online Italian test to check your level!

Check your proficiency in Italian

How good is your Italian? Are you a beginner, intermediate, or advanced speaker?  Find your level now with this free online Italian test!

Find your weaknesses and get feedback about which Italian grammar and vocabulary you need to improve for your level of Italian.

In the results at the end, you’ll find your score together with recommendations on best activities, like courses.

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During this test, you will...

  • Check your Italian level
  • Get feedback immediately
  • Receive recommendations for studying

This Italian test is great because it...

  • Doesn't just tell you what's wrong, but also why
  • Recommends learning resources like courses to improve your weak points
  • Is specifically designed for the Italian language
  • Is written by a native speaker
  • Aims at learning grammar and vocabulary that are useful in real life to have a conversation in Italian, not for just the sake of passing a proficiency exam
  • Entitles you to a 10% discount on select learning resources


  • Take 5-10 minutes to answer 30 questions
  • There are 4 options for each question
  • There's only 1 correct answer for each question
  • The questions are for level A1 (beginner) to B1 (intermediate)
  • You will see the results together with the correct answers at the end
  • The discount coupon will appear upon completion

This is only one of the Italian grammar quizzes that you may take. You may find that your score on this free test is not consistent with the other tests you have taken.

It does not assess speaking, listening, reading, writing skills, or other languages. Other activities and courses are needed for that.

There are many tests and new ones are being added. You’ll certainly find one that best matches your level.

It’s useful to know your level with a grammar quiz before enrolling in courses at school, for example.

It’s an excellent exercise, regardless of the results!

Levels of proficiency in languages of this online Italian test

The Common European Framework divides learners into three broad divisions that can be divided into six levels:

  1. A1
  2. A2
  3. B1
  4. B2
  5. C1
  6. C2

For each level, it describes what a learner is supposed to be able to do in reading, listening, speaking and writing. This applies to all languages. The following list shows information about these levels.

An Italian grammar quiz can help you understand your level. Take these free tests now!

A1. Breakthrough or beginner

  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Can introduce themselves and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where they live, people they know and things they have.
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
  • Italian grammar quiz for level A1

A2. Waystage or elementary

  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment, and matters in areas of immediate need.
  • Italian grammar quiz for level A2

B1. Threshold or intermediate

  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling in an area where Italian is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes, and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
  • Italian grammar quiz for level B1

B2. Vantage or upper intermediate

  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

C1. Effective operational proficiency  or advanced

  • Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses, and recognize implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas in Italian fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors, and cohesive devices.

C2. Mastery or proficiency

  • Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
  • Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
  • Can express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.
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