The Italian language is the fourth most spoken language in the world. It is the language of art, music, and literature. It has also been a prominent language of cultural, civil, industrial, tourism, and academic ties between Iran and Italy for centuries. Cultural and civilizational affinities, and common religious and moral issues are of special importance in Iran.
The Italian department of the Iran Language Institute started its activities in September 2017 and while teaching Italian to adults at levels A1 to B2 in accordance with the framework of the common European reference (Quadro Comune Europeo di Riferimento) and is now licensed to hold international exams CELI from the University of Foreign Languages is Perugia and will soon hold its first exam.