German Placement Test A1 to C2 – Test your German online for free
Do you want to take a German course and you do not know what your level is? The Sprachschule Aktiv gives you the opportunity to test your German language skills from A1 to C2 free of charge. You can come by the language school, where a German teacher will guide you. If you do not live in Vienna or you have little time at the moment, you are free to take our online placement test in German, which is available for you free of charge.
The online German placement test contains around 20 questions per half level, e.g. 20 questions for A1.1, A1.2, A2.1, etc. each. You have to go through all questions from the first question to the last to get a reliable test result. The online German placement test can only be evaluated correctly if you answer all the questions for the respective test level.
The online German placement test is evaluated as a percentage of the overall result. This means that if you achieve below 60% at a test level, you should attend a language course at the same tested language level. If you achieve more than 60% of the required language skills for this level in a test level, you can take part in a language course of the next level. For example, if you achieve level B1.1 below 60% in a placement test, you must attend a level B1.1 course. If you achieve over 60% here, you can take part in a B1.2 course. It is therefore best to go through each test level until it is below 60% – then you will know at which German level you have to start learning.
You start with the first question and click your way through to the last question. An answer based on the single-choice principle must be chosen for each question. This means that for each question there is only one possible answer and the right one. After completing the online placement test and after answering all questions up to the last question, you will automatically receive your test result online on your screen. Then, you can get in touch with us to book your German language course.
The main objective of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (GER) is to make language learning successes comparable with each other in other European countries and to create a common benchmark for the acquisition of language skills. In this way, existing language skills in a large number of European languages can be compared and classified, which also helps to create precise, suitable learning plans for language courses at every language level. GER differentiates three levels of language use, A, B and C, as follows:
A: Elementary use of language
– Beginners: A1.1 and A1.2
– Basic knowledge: A2.1. and A2.2
B: Independent use of language
– Advanced language use: B1.1 and B1.2
– Independent language use: B2.1 and B2.2
C: Proficient use of language
– Expert language skills: C1.1 and C1.2
– Nearly native language skills: C2.1 and C2.2
On the one hand, you can take the German placement test, which determines your current knowledge of German at levels from A1 to C2 and assigns you to the German language course that is suitable for you. On the other hand, the ÖIF examination requires not only knowledge of the German language but also orientation and knowledge of values from Austria, at level A1, A2 or B1. You can access this additional part of the integration exams, which tests social knowledge of the Austrian state system (for A1, A2 or B1) under the following link; www.sprachschule-aktiv-wien.at/modelltest-fuer-oeif-integrationspruefung-werte-und-orientierungswissen/
In order to be able to settle in Austria, you need a confirmed German proficiency level A1. This means that you have to prove knowledge of German as well as knowledge of values and orientation. The level A1 as part of a German integration test A1 is the one needed in order to get your first residence permit. An ÖIF A1 exam certificate is proof of German and values skills at level A1 and is valid for one year.
In order to be able to extend your first residence permit and stay in Austria, you need a confirmed German proficiency level A2. This means that you have to prove knowledge of German as well as knowledge of values and orientation at level A2 as part of an A2 German integration test in order to receive an extended residence permit. An A2 ÖIF examination certificate is proof of German and values skills at level A2 and is valid for two years.
To be able to stay in Austria permanently, you need a confirmed German proficiency level of at least B1. This means that you have to demonstrate knowledge of German as well as knowledge of values and orientation at level B1 as part of a German integration test B1 in order to be able to settle permanently in Austria. An ÖIF B1 examination certificate is proof of German and values skills at level B1 and is valid for five years. A proven B2 level is increasingly required in order to be able to stay in Austria for longer than five years.
Do you not yet have any language skills in German, so you are just starting to learn German at level A1? In this case, no placement test is usually required. You start with an A1 German language course. However, if you have difficulties with the German script or have only acquired it in an A0 literacy course, it makes sense to have your reading and writing skills checked at level A1 at the language school.
Did you take the placement test online and discover a lack of German language skills? Then book a German course at Sprachschule Aktiv. In addition, a blog with useful language tips as well as online German exercises is available for you when you are learning German.