ÖSD is a communication oriented examination system with the objective of verifying foreign language skills in terms of real-life situations. ÖSD aims to reflect the diversity of the German language in order to prepare participants for linguistic reality in different German-speaking countries.
Structure of ÖSD:
To obtain a comprehensive and nuanced picture of an individual’s linguistic competence, the language competence is divided into individual sections. The ÖSD differentiates between separate communicative skills (reading, listening, writing and speaking) and combined communicative skills (for example, listening and speaking: conversing, reading comprehension and writing: corresponding).
If you fail a part of the exam (written or oral) you will receive a diploma with the grade partial pass failed. You can retake the failed part within a year at any exam centre and will only pay half of the examination fee.
Please bring your negative diploma when you register for another exam!
[dig] is an examination centre for the internationally recognised language diploma (6 tests at 6 levels).
|Exam||Proof of language skills||
|Basic level German A1||
German for immigrants
Basic level German A2
Participants in the ÖSD Certificate A2 exam should be able
to communicate on a basic level in simple, routine situations of everyday
and professional life
Certificate of German level B1
The Zertifikat B1 exam tests the ability to use the language
independently in everyday and professional situations involving
familiar topics and personal areas of interest.
|Intermediate German B2||
University admission and Austrian citizenship
|Advanced German C1||Admission university and universities of applied science||€ 200.-|
|Business German C2||Access to the Austrian employment market||€ 220.-|
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