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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 OSD language courses will help you when you:

-Apply for universities abroad

  • 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 exminations take place in ÄDK Madinet Nasr Branch.

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

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 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 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 ÖSD exams 2016:

Exams Internal/Euro External/Euro
ÖSD KID A1 42.5 42.5
ÖSD KID A2 46 46
ÖSD Zertifikat A1  62.5 97.5
ÖSD Zertifikat A2 
Grundstufe Deutsch
 
62.5 97.5
ÖSD Zertifikat B1 gesamt 82.5 102.5
ÖSD Zertifikat B1 pro Modul 31.25 31.25
ÖSD Zertifikat B2 98 112
ÖSD Zertifikat C1 102.5 116.5
ÖSD Zertifikat C2 gesamt 112.5 132.5
ÖSD Zertifikat C2 pro Modul 45 45
ÖSD Zertifikat C2 WD 112.5 132.5

 Examination Dates:

Months Dates
January 15.01.2016
March 25.03.2016
May 13.05.2016
July 15.07.2016
September 09.09.2016
November 11.11.2016
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