Are you a new customer with us and have already learned German? Or would you like to find out the optimum language level for your course? Take part in our free placement test.

to the placement test


The B1 certificate proves that you can use German independently in most situations in everyday and professional life.

ÖSD B1 Exam

With the ÖSD B1 Certificate, you prove that you can use German independently in everyday and professional situations. The exam consists of four modules – reading, listening, writing, speaking – and is aimed at learners of German aged 16 and over.

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 B1 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.