German Language Certificate ÖSD
German Language Certificate ÖSD
- Study in the Austrian university
ÖSD exam for B2 or C1 (according to the chosen university and the faculty) is recognized by all Austrian universities as a confirmation of German language proficiency.
- Austrian citizenship
To get an Austrian citizenship it is required to prove the integration in the Austrian society, for that reason the applicant needs to take an ÖSD exam for the B2 level. The exam is recognized by the Austrian migration department MA35.
- Employment in Austria
To hire for specific jobs the German language proficiency B2 is required.
- Family reunification
By family reunification or for getting a residence permit, the family members are required to take the ÖSD exam for the A2 level. This certificate is recognized by the Austrian migration department (MA35).
- Integration ( Module 1)
Экзамен ÖSD exam for the A2 level is sufficient confirmation of the alien’s integration in the Austrian society. The exam must be taken in the period for two years after getting a residence permit in Austria.
- Integration (Module 2)
B1 level of ÖSD exam is a sufficient confirmation of the alien’s integration in the Austrian society. The exam must be taken during two years period after getting a residence permit in Austria.
German Language Certificate ÖSD
- Application for an exam 14 days in advance
- Exams for levels A1 – C2
- Preparation courses
- Monthly exams
Результаты за 10 дней
Prices for German Language Exams and Certificates ÖSD
|Levels A1 – A2||€ 105|
|Levels B1 – B2||€ 145|
|Level C1||€ 195|
|ÖSD Certificate||€ 15|
ÖSD exam dates
How the ÖSD exam is conducted
- The written part
On the first day, the certificate candidates participate at the written part of the exam, which consists of reading, listening and writing. Students arrive at the appointed time, get the forms with tasks and start working. All tasks are restricted by time, which means, even if the student is not ready yet, but the time is already out, all the papers are collecting.
- The oral part
The second part takes place in another day. For the oral part, each examinee gets his own appointment when he comes. Time for the preparation and answer is restricted. After the expiration of time, the task will be automatically switched. The students’ answers are recorded.
ÖSD certificate A1
А1 is the first, beginners’ level. The language proficiency is restricted by vocabulary, the absence of complex grammar constructions. A person with A1 can use only specific word combinations, take part in dialogues, where the partner speaks very slowly and clearly. Along with that, the own sentences on the A1 level require reformulation by the partner. When reading, a person with A1 can understand very short sentences, where only familiar terminology, phrases, and names are used. Writing is also restricted by the vocabulary volume, that is why on this level it is only possible to write down only short congratulations and fill different forms. The A1 level is the review of elementary language proficiency in the familiar situations of everyday living, is used as exam variety for migrants in Austria. Exam for the A1 level can be taken after attaining the age of fourteen years.
ÖSD certificate A2
А2 is elementary, but a little bit more advanced in comparison with the A1 level. A person can already read and understand simple texts about the familiar themes: about family, shopping, work, and living. In the oral communication, it is only possible to understand the clearly and shortly given information. But people with A2 level can take part at short dialogues about everyday living, where the talk is corrected and lead by the partner, and also they can write small personal letters, messages, and notes. The A2 certificate is used as an exam variety for migrants in Austria. Exam for the A2 level can be taken after attaining the age of fourteen years.
ÖSD certificate B1
В1 is already another step, a little bit similar to the last one. With B1 level it is possible to understand much more: radio/TV, music, complex texts. Of course, not everything will be understood at a glance, but if the partner’s speech is clear and slow, it will not be to hard to understand. The vocabulary is restricted yet, although there are much more themes to speak about: home, work, hobby, travel, and more. The main difference from the earlier levels is the possibility to speak about own point of view, about personal thoughts, dreams and feelings. On that stage exam is a way to check the possibility of the independent language usage as in everyday life, as in professional life. It acts as an exam for migrants in Austria. The exam can be taken after attaining the age of sixteen years, but there is a test for children from twelve years.
ÖSD certificate B2
On that stage exam is a way to check the possibility of the language usage in situations, which are presentable not only in everyday life but also in professional, social and educational spheres. B2 is a level, which blurs the boundaries and helps to overcome the language barrier. People with B2 are able to understand difficult texts, to participate in the dialogues without preparation, speak about complex themes, write texts with a big amount of information almost on all themes. That level is a key to the universities in Austria and Germany. The exam can be taken after attaining the age of sixteen years, but there is a test for children from fourteen years.
ÖSD certificate C1
With C1 level it is possible to speak about nearly all the themes, to understand different messages (written and verbal) – even those, which seem to be unlogical. Reading of fictional and technical literature is not a problem anymore. The communication can be spontaneous with a lot of stylistic expressions. On that stage, exam acts as a way to check the overall language skills in different social and professional situations when the communication is full of complex connections and concrete specific information. The exam can be taken after attaining the age of sixteen years, but there is a test for children from fourteen years.
ÖSD certificate C2
The exam for the C2 level is a check of competent language proficiency in different situations of everyday life and professional life, where a lot of attention is put on a complex specific information, which is a base of the communication. The exam can be taken after attaining the age of sixteen years, there is also a business variety of exam “C2/Business German”.