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The exam for beginners. With this certificate, you prove that you can use German in simple, everyday situations.

ÖSD A1 Exam

With the ÖSD A1 Certificate, you prove that you can communicate in simple, everyday situations with familiar topics and activities on an elementary basis. The exam consists of two modules – written exam (reading, listening, writing) and oral exam (speaking) – and is aimed at German learners age 14 and above and above.

Further information on how to register for the exam and practice material can be found on the ÖSD website.

German courses at the Österreich Institut

Whether it’s a beginner’s course, a group course or German for companies, we have the right course for you. With experience and sensitivity, our course instructors will help you achieve your learning goals for the ÖSD A1 exam.

WHAT DO THE LEVELS A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 mean?

A1, B1 & Co. are the language levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). This framework can be applied to all EU languages and makes language competences comparable across the EU.