German Course Levels in Austria
Online Assessment test
To enable us to tailor our teaching to your level of attainment, we would request that you take the Actilingua assessment test before course commencement. The written assessment test takes approximately 60 minutes to complete and covers grammar, reading comprehension and writing skills.
As soon as you have booked your course, you will be able to take the assessment test online and we shall have your online test results ready when you arrive in Vienna!
We offer seven course levels, each with a 4-8 week syllabus. Levels start at absolute beginner and progress to advanced. It is the responsibility of the teacher to decide whether a student may proceed to the next level. Weekly tests aid this decision. If a student's skills are incompatible with those of the rest of the group, it is naturally also possible to switch levels mid-course after consulting the school management.
You are a complete beginner or have very little knowledge of German. At this level you learn basic sentence structures and vocabulary to help you get simple messages across in everyday situations.
You have little knowledge of German. You learn to make simple enquiries in speaking and writing, and to give instructions. You build on your basic grammar skills and increase your vocabulary.
You have some knowledge of German. You learn how to express yourself adequately in familiar, everyday situations and to read and understand simple texts. Certificate (optional): "Österreichisches Sprachdiplom 1".
Your basic German skills are incomplete. You consolidate and revise basic grammar structures, and learn to lead discussions on interesting topics. Certificate (optional): "Zertifikat Deutsch" or "Deutsch für den Beruf".
You have a command of the essentials of German. You practise reading, writing and discussion of difficult topics and work-related issues. Certificate (optional): "Österreichisches Sprachdiplom - Mittelstufe".
You have a good command of German. You learn to express yourself clearly both in speaking and writing on a large number of topics and to understand almost all texts.
You can express yourself fluently in German. You work on literary, socio-political, cultural and scientific topics. Certificate (optional): "Diplom Wirtschaftssprache Deutsch" .