ÖSD Zertifikat C1 / Jugendliche (ZC1/J)

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Exam target

The exam ÖSD Zertifikat C1 / Jugendliche certifies a candidate’s ability to communicate in different professional and social situations dealing with more complex contexts.

This exam directed at learners aged 14 and over certifies language competence characterized by a high degree of accuracy, correctness and situation-specific appropriateness. The same requirements as for ÖSD Zertifikat C1 apply, though the text and topics are tailored to young learners.

The exam comprises two modules, the Written exam (Reading, Listening and Writing) and the Oral exam (Speaking).

Since 1st of January 2024, this exam has been offered both as a paper examination and as a digital examination.

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  • Reading, listening, writing and speaking task sheets and audio CD with audio texts 
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Exam administration

The exam ÖSD Zertifikat C1 / Jugendliche comprises two modules: the Written exam (Reading, Listening and Writing) and the Oral exam (Speaking). These modules can be sat and certified individually or taken in combination. Candidates who have taken and passed one module will receive a single copy of a certificate for the module taken. If both modules were successfully completed within a year, at the same exam centre, candidates will be entitled to receive a single copy of a full certificate listing all completed modules.

The exam will be carried out by two licensed ÖSD examiners who subsequently mark the candidate’s performance (see score form). By request, an inspection of the rating sheet is possible. Here you can find the Exam Guidelines and the Terms and Conditions for Exam Administration.

Video example

Here you can find a video example for an oral exam.

ZC1/J Speaking: Individual Exam