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A2 Grundstufe Deutsch 2
(A2 GD2)

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Examination goal

For A2 Grundstufe Deutsch 2 candidates should be able to communicate in simple everyday and professional situations on an elementary basis. This exam for learners aged 14 and over assesses language competence in familiar topics and activities in everyday situations.

A2 Grundstufe Deutsch 2 assesses reading comprehension, listening comprehension, writing skills and speaking. At this level the main focus is on the receptive skills of reading and listening.

Examination parts

Reading comprehension

Overall and detailed comprehension is assessed in two tasks with different formats.
Duration: 30 minutes

Listening comprehension

Global and detailed comprehension of audio texts in the standard language as spoken in Austria, Germany and Switzerland is assessed in three tasks.
Duration: approx. 15 minutes

Writing skills

Candidates write a personal e-mail based on a given model, which is assessed according to prescribed criteria.
Duration: 30 minutes

Speaking

The oral part consists of two different tasks: monologue (introducing oneself / task 1), conversation about everyday situations (task 2). The oral part is assessed according to prescribed criteria.
Duration: approx. 10 minutes

Examination centers

ÖSD exams are conducted independently of language courses at licensed ÖSD examination centers all over the world.

Examination dates

Information on dates and registration can be obtained directly from ÖSD examination centers or the ÖSD Central Office in Vienna.

Examination procedure

Candidates are tested and graded by two authorized ÖSD examiners. A diploma will be awarded when both the written and the oral part have been passed.

Exam kit

A2 Grundstufe Deutsch 2
(A2 GD2)

The following sample test
(= Modellsatz) should assist you in preparing for an authentic exam situation. You can download exam sheets, audio materials and solutions here. You require the exam sheets, as well as the audio materials, for the listening section.