ÖSD Levels + Exams

ÖSD Levels + Exams

"Deutsch in Österreich" is a licensed exam center for most of the exams of the Austrian Language Diploma (ÖSD):

Exam Level
ÖSD Zertifikat A1
For ÖSD Zertifikat A1 candidates should be able to communicate in simple everyday situations on an elementary basis. ÖSD Zertifikat A1 is an exam for learners aged 14 and over whose knowledge of German is sufficient to deal with familiar topics and activities in everyday situations. It assesses reading comprehension, listening comprehension, writing skills and speaking. At this level, the main focus is on the receptive skills of reading and listening. A1
ÖSD Zertifikat KID1 - Kompetenz in Deutsch 1
A1 Kompetenz in Deutsch 1 is an elementary level exam testing the language competences of children and adolescents in private, school and semi-public situations. Young people can learn to communicate in a simple way in familiar, everyday situations, according to the guidelines set out under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. A1 Kompetenz in Deutsch 1 is directed at young people aged between 10 and 14. It assesses reading comprehension, listening comprehension, writing skills and speaking. At this level the main focus is on the receptive skills of reading and listening. A1
ÖSD Zertifikat A2
For ÖSD Zertifikat A2 candidates should be able to communicate in simple everyday and professional situations on an elementary basis. This exam for learners aged 14 and over assesses language competence in familiar topics and activities in everyday situations. ÖSD Zertifikat A2 assesses reading comprehension, listening comprehension, writing skills and speaking. At this level the main focus is on the receptive skills of reading and listening. A2
ÖSD Zertifikat KID2 - Kompetenz in Deutsch 2
A2 Kompetenz in Deutsch 2 is an exam assessing the language abilities of children and adolescents at an elementary level in basic, everyday communication situations. It focuses on simple, direct exchange of information about familiar, everyday life. A2 Kompetenz in Deutsch 2 is an exam for young people between the ages of 10 and 14. It assesses reading comprehension, listening comprehension, writing skills and speaking. At this level the main focus is on the receptive skills of reading and listening. A2
ÖSD Zertifikat B1/Österreich
The ÖSD exam ÖSD Zertifikat B1/Österreich is aimed at migrants to Austria aged 16 and over and assesses the ability of independent language use in everyday and professional situations, in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and the Rahmencurriculum for Integrationcourses (Goethe Institut). All texts and situations within the exam cover the daily life in Austria.The emphasis is on communicative competence but attention is also paid to formal accuracy. The ÖSD exam ÖSD Zertifikat B1/Österreich is conducted by the ÖSD and was developed from the exam B1 Zertifikat Deutsch which was a joint product in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut, telc GmbH and the Center for Language Learning and Research at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. B1
ÖSD Zertifikat B1
This NEW modular B1 examination, developed as part of a tri-national partnership, has been available from the ÖSD since February 2013. ÖSD Zertifikat B1 assesses the ability of independent language use in everyday and professional situations with familiar topics and personal interests. This exam is module-based and the exam modules reading comprehension, listening comprehension, writing skills and speaking can be taken independently of each other at different points in time. This exam is for learners above the age of 16, as well as learners between the ages of 12 and 16. ÖSD Zertifikat B1 was developed as a joint product by the ÖSD in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut (GI) and the Center for Language Learning and Research at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. It has been available from the ÖSD and Goethe-Institut from February 2013. B1
ÖSD Zertifikat B2 
Candidates of the ÖSD Zertifikat B2 should be able to communicate clearly and in detail on a broad range of topics and conduct a normal conversation with native speakers in a spontaneous and fluent way. This exam acts as proof of language competence in communicative situations that go beyond the private sphere, as well as (semi-)public and professional fields. Candidates can understand texts that come from their area of expertise. They are able to comprehend texts relating to specific subjects in specialist fields. B2
ÖSD Zertifikat C1 
Candidates of the ÖSD Zertifikat C1 should be able to master professional and social situations in more complex contexts. This exam is for learners aged 16 and over and acts as proof of language competence which is characterized by a high degree of accuracy, correctness and situation-specific appropriateness. ÖSD Zertifikat C1 is particularly aimed at candidates wishing to study at a German-speaking university. C1
ÖSD Zertifikat C2
Candidates of the ÖSD exam ZC2 should be able to communicate in various complex situations in a business and social context. This exam acts as proof of language competence which is characterized by a high degree of accuracy, correctness and situation-specific appropriateness. ZC2 is an exam for learners aged 16 and over. C2
ÖSD Zertifikat C2/Wirtschaftssprache Deutsch
Candidates of the ÖSD exam C2 Wirtschaftssprache Deutsch should be able to communicate in complex business and professional situations. This exam acts as proof of language competence which is characterized by a high degree of accuracy, correctness and situation-specific appropriateness. C2 Wirtschaftssprache Deutsch is an exam for learners aged 16 and over. C2
B2 Mittelstufe Deutsch (B2 MD)

 ÖSD Zertifikat B2 is the exam that will allow you to enroll as a regular student at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt.


C1 Oberstufe Deutsch (C1 OD)

 Some universities in German speaking areas require ÖSD Zertifikat C1.


C2 Wirtschaftssprache Deutsch (C2 WD)

 ÖSD Zertifikat C2/Wirtschaftssprache Deutsch requires an excellent command of German.