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ÖSD Exams

ÖSD Exams

ÖSD:

 In 2008, ÄDK became the first official examination centre for the ÖSD (Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch) and the second in the Middle east and North Africa region after Morocco.

The ÖSD is an international accredited language diploma for testing German as a foreign and second language, based in Vienna. This test is is targeted to all German language learners across ages. 40,000 learners every year take the ÖSD language diploma.

Why ÖSD?

The ÖSD language courses will help you when you:

  • When applying for study or resident visa in Austria
  • When applying for jobs that require German as a first language
  • It is an international certificate that testifies to your German language abilities
  • && All examinations take place in ÄDK Madinet Nasr Branch.

The following exams are offered by ÖSD, according to the ÖSD website: 

A1,A2 

A1 Grundstufe Deutsch 1 assesses language competence in familiar, everyday situations on an elementary basis. This exam is for learners aged 14 and over and is also available as the Österreich-Variante (= Z-Variante) for migrants to Austria. A1 Kompetenz in Deutsch 1 asseses the language competence of children and adolescents in private, school-related and semi-public situations. This exam is directed at young people aged 10 to 14. A2 Grundstufe Deutsch 2 assesses the language competence needed to communicate in routine, everyday and professional situations on an elementary basis. It focuses on the simple and direct exchange of information on familiar issues. This exam is for learners aged 14 and over and is also offered as the Österreich-Variante (= Z-Variante) for migrants to Austria. A2 Kompetenz in Deutsch 2 assesses the language competence of children and adolescents in private, school-related and semi-public situations. It focuses on the simple and direct exchange of information on familiar issues. This exam is directed at young people aged 10 to 14. 

 

 

B1,B2 

B1 Zertifikat Deutsch is an exam for learners aged 16 and over. It is conducted and was developed as a joint product by the ÖSD in cooperation with the Goethe Institut, telc GmbH and the Center for Language Learning and Research at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. The exam assesses the ability of independent language use in everyday and professional situations. The emphasis is on communicative competence but attention is also paid to formal accuracy. The exam will be available from January 2014 as the ZDÖ (Zertifikat Deutsch Österreich) exam. The B1 Zertifikat Deutsch für Jugendliche (for learners between the ages of 12 and 16) corresponds to the B1 Zertifikat Deutsch and differs only in the topics that have been adapted to adolescents and young people. Zertifikat B1 (modular) assesses the ability to use the language in familiar, everyday situations (work, school, leisure time, travel etc.). This exam is also offered as a module-based exam in which the exam modules for reading comprehension, listening comprehension, writing skills and speaking can be taken independently of each other at different points of time. The exam is offered in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut and is available to both learners aged 16 and over and young people aged 12 and over. B2 Mittelstufe Deutsch assesses language competence in (semi-)public, professional and educational (school, university) situations, in addition to everyday situations. This exam is for learners aged 16 and over and is also available in a version for young people aged 14 and over. 

 

 

C1,C2 

C1 Oberstufe Deutsch assesses the competent use of language in complex social and professional situations, characterized by a high degree of accuracy, correctness and situation-specific appropriateness. This exam is for learners aged 16 and over and is also available in a version for young people aged 14 and over.  C2 Wirtschaftssprache Deutsch assesses both general and professional language ability in complex business and professional situations, characterized by a high degree of accuracy, correctness and situation-specific appropriateness. This exam is for learners aged 16 and over.

Fees for OSD exams 2019:

Exams Internal/Euro External/Euro
ÖSD KID A1
52.5
ÖSD KID A1 Schriftliche
30
ÖSD KID A1 Mündliche
22.5
ÖSD KID A2
56
ÖSD KID A2 Schriftliche
31
ÖSD KID A2 Mündliche
25
ÖSD Zertifikat A1
85
120
ÖSD Zertifikat A1 Schriftliche
55
80
ÖSD Zertifikat A1 Mündliche
30
40
ÖSD Zertifikat A2 Grundstufe Deutsch 2
85
120
ÖSD Zertifikat A2 Schriftliche
55
80
ÖSD Zertifikat A2Mündliche
30
40
ÖSD Zertifikat B1 gesamt
118
130
ÖSD Zertifikat B1 Modul Lesen
28.5
32.5
ÖSD Zertifikat B1 Modul Hören
28.5
32.5
ÖSD Zertifikat B1 Modul Schreiben
28.5
32.5
ÖSD Zertifikat B1 Modul Sprechen
32.5
40.5
ÖSD Zertifikat B2 gesamt
133
150
ÖSD Zertifikat B2 Schriftliche
83
90
ÖSD Zertifikat B2 Mündliche
50
60
ÖSD Zertifikat C1 gesamt
137.5
155
ÖSD Zertifikat C1 Schriftliche
82.5
90
ÖSD Zertifikat C1 Mündliche
55
65