Questions & answers

Questions about the Classes

Which course is the right one for me?

You can take our placement test online. This way, you are placed right away.
If you would prefer a personalised consultation and a placement test in person at no charge to you, contact us to make an appointment.

How can I register for a course?

There are two ways to register for your courses. You can either register online at the deutschstudio.at or you can stop by our office at Rudolfskai 48 in person. Our opening hours are: MON, TUE, THU, FRI 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., WED 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

What do I need to register for a course?

You simply need to fill in a form and confirm your registration with your signature or with payment for the course.

How many students make up a course?

In our courses, you will learn in groups of 8-12 students. We also offer one-to-one language training.

Which payment methods can I use to pay for the course?

When paying online, you can use a credit card, PayPal or bank transfer (eps).In our office, you can use your cash card or a credit card or you can pay in cash.

 

How do I obtain confirmation of my participation in the course?

You obtain participation confirmation for the course when you attended at least 80% of the lessons.

Is it possible to make up a lesson I have missed?

Your language trainer will assist you and tell you exactly what you missed so that you can go through the material yourself.

Is it possible to receive financial assistance for a course?

The Austrian Integration Fund (ÖIF), the Public Employment Service Austria (AMS) and the state of Salzburg provide financial assistance for courses under certain circumstances with their education voucher. You can obtain details about this from our office. Please call us at +43 662 87 26 82.

Is it possible to pay for a course in instalments?

Many of our courses have 2 parts (modules) for each level. You can book and pay for each of these parts individually. Booking both modules of a level together is less expensive.

Is it possible to attend a trial lesson to find out whether a course is suitable for me?

You may try out a course on the first day it meets if the course is not fully booked. The fee is between 35.00 and 48.00 EUR depending on the duration of the lesson. If you decide to register for the course, this fee can be applied to the course fee as credit.

Questions about the Austrian Language Diploma (ÖSD)

When can I take the exam?
All exams can be found at our website under ÖSD exam dates (and fees).
How much does an exam cost?
The fees for the exams can be found at our website under ÖSD exam (dates and) fees.
What should I bring with me to register?
Please bring a valid photo ID (passport or ID card) with you to register.
Where can I register for the exam?
You can register for the exam either online at ÖSD registration or you can come to our office in person at Rudolfskai 48. Our opening hours: MON, TUE, THU, FRI 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., WED 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
When can I register for an exam?
You can register up to 3 weeks before the date of the exam.
Which exam can I take?

f you are not sure which exam is the right one for you, you can download practice exams here at no charge and try the exam for yourself.
We also provide consultation to help you find out which exam you can take and what type of preparation is required for it.

How can I prepare for an exam?

You can attend a language course (courses and seminars) at our school – all of our courses will prepare you for the exam.
Or you can prepare for the exam with an individualised revision programme. You can get all necessary details about this at our office. Please get in touch by telephone (Tel: +43 662 872682).

Do I have to attend a language course to take an exam?

Deutsch Studio Salzburg is an open examination centre. That means you can take an exam even without attending a language course.
For the exams for levels A1, A2 and B1, you must be familiar with the examination procedure before taking the exam. You can arrange individualized exam revision with us. This revision program lasts 1 2 hours depending on the exam level.

When does the exam begin?

The written portion of the exam always begins at 9:00 a.m. On examination days, the office opens at 8:30 a.m.
The oral portion of the exam begins directly after the written portion is over.

Am I allowed to use a dictionary during the exam?

You are not allowed to use a dictionary for the exam levels A1, A2 and B1.
For the B2 Certificate exam, you may use a monolingual or a bilingual dictionary.
For the German C1 Certificate and C2 Certificate, you are allowed to use a monolingual dictionary (German only).
Electronic dictionaries, electronic pocket dictionaries and similar devices are not allowed.

How much time is there between the written portion of the exam and the oral portion?

The oral portion of the exam takes place on the same day directly following the written portion of the exam.

How long does it take to find out the results of my exam?

You can find out the results of your exam 4-5 days after taking it at Deutsch Studio Salzburg. Please contact us via email by writing to kontakt@nulldeutschstudio.com.

When and where can I obtain my diploma?

Your diploma will be ready approx. 2 weeks after the exam is over. You can pick up your diploma in person in Deutsch Studio Salzburg or we can send it to you as a registered letter. The postage fees are as follows: 12.00 EUR within Austria, 16.00 EUR within the EU (priority) and 22.00 EUR for postage to all other countries (priority).

Which ÖSD diploma do I need to study at an institute of higher learning in Austria?

All universities and technical colleges in Austria recognise the ÖSD diploma as verification of your German skills. In order to apply to the University of Salzburg or the Mozarteum Salzburg, you will need the B2 Certificate. One exception is when applying for a course in applied music at the Mozarteum. For this course, the B1 Certificate is required.
However, the language levels that are required (B1, B2, C1, C2) vary according to university and course of study. Please be sure to enquire at the admissions office of the university where you would like to apply as to which ÖSD diploma you need to be admitted.

What happens when I fail a portion of the exam?

If you fail a portion of the exam, you will receive a diploma with the mark “nicht bestanden” (failed).
You may repeat the portion of the exam you failed within one year.
Please bring the diploma from the failed exam with you when you register for the exam again.

How long is my ÖSD diploma valid?

All ÖSD diplomas are valid indefinitely.

How can I withdraw my registration for an exam?

It is only possible to withdraw registration for an exam in writing, for example via e-mail. The withdrawal deadlines can be found at our General Terms and Conditions of Business.

Other questions

How can I register for a course?
There are two ways to register for your courses. You can either register online at … or you can stop by our office at Rudolfskai 48 in person. Our opening hours are: MON, TUE, THU, FRI 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., WED 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
What do I need to register for a course?
You simply need to fill in a form and confirm your registration with your signature or with payment for the course.
How do I obtain confirmation of my participation in the course?
You obtain participation confirmation for the course when you attended at least 80% of the lessons.
Which payment methods can I use to pay for the course?
When paying online, you can use a credit card, PayPal or bank transfer (eps).
In our office, you can use your cash card or a credit card or you can pay in cash.
How many students make up a course?
In our courses, you will learn in groups of 8-12 students. We also offer one-to-one language training.
Which course is the right one for me?
You can take our placement test online. This way, you are placed right away.
If you would prefer a personalised consultation and a placement test in person at no charge to you, contact us to make an appointment.
Is it possible to make up a lesson I have missed?
Your language trainer will assist you and tell you exactly what you missed so that you can go through the material yourself.
Is it possible to receive financial assistance for a course?
The Austrian Integration Fund (ÖIF), the Public Employment Service Austria (AMS) and the state of Salzburg provide financial assistance for courses under certain circumstances with their education voucher. You can obtain details about this from our office. Please call us at +43 662 87 26 82.
Is it possible to pay for a course in instalments?
Many of our courses have 2 parts (modules) for each level. You can book and pay for each of these parts individually. Booking both modules of a level together is less expensive.
Is it possible to repeat an exam?
Yes. You can repeat the entire exam at any time or only the written or oral portion of the exam within one year.
How many times can I repeat an exam?
There is no restriction at this time.
Is it possible to attend a trial lesson to find out whether a course is suitable for me?
You may try out a course on the first day it meets if the course is not fully booked. The fee is between 35.00 and 48.00 EUR depending on the duration of the lesson. If you decide to register for the course, this fee can be applied to the course fee as credit.
Does Deutsch Studio provide on-site parking? Alternatively, which bus(es) can I take to Deutsch Studio?

Parking in the direct vicinity of Deutsch Studio can be found in the car park in Basteigasse and in the Barmherzige Brüder multi-storey car park. For both, the “gastronomy rate” applies starting at 4 p.m. That means 4 hours of parking cost 2.00 EUR in Basteigasse. In the multi-storey car park, the price is 3.00 EUR for up to 3 hours and 5.00 EUR for up to 5 hours.
You can also access Deutsch Studio with many different bus lines from all directions: Lines 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 20, 25, 28 + 3 minutes on foot. The nearest bus stops are Mozartsteg and Justizgebäude/Künstlerhaus.

Do I have to take an ÖSD exam before taking the course for the next language level?
No exams are mandatory for attending courses at Deutsch Studio Salzburg.
What books are used in the courses?
For the levels A1, A2 and B1, we use the text books called “Menschen” (Hueber). For levels B2 and C1, the book called “Sicher!” (Hueber) is used.
Where can I buy the books?
You can buy the books in our office before the course begins.
Is it also possible to have one-to-one training?
We provide various types of one-to-one training. You can find an overview at individual programmes. Or you can also simply send us an e-mail or call us (Tel: +43 662 87 26 82).

Less expensive parking in the historic centre

We will validate your parking ticket - that way parking is less expensive for you in the historic city centre.

Accredited ÖSD (Austrian Language Diploma) exam

Your certificate will be something to be proud of.