Welcome to the Language Portal! Here you will find an overview of all the key information and Language Portal offers in your language. On this page you will find a brief description and a direct link regarding all the offers available. The Austrian Integration Fund (ÖIF) will help you to learn German on the platform sprachportal.at. The Language Portal provides materials and online offers for adults and children. This is also where you will find information about the test and can prepare yourself with exercises and model tests. No matter where you are, the Language Portal will help you to learn German and quickly acquire initial orientation in Austria.
You will qualify for this online course if you have already had a little contact with the German language and would like to improve your knowledge of German for everyday life in Austria. Instructors practise with you grammar, vocabulary and idioms for everyday use. In the course room you will find a direct link to the live course.
You will qualify for this online course if you have already attended an A1 course, are able to handle the most important situations in German and would like to improve your knowledge of German for everyday life and an occupation in Austria. Instructors practise with you grammar, vocabulary and idioms for everyday use. In the course room you will find a direct link to the live course.
Here you will find additional courses on topics such as: catering and the hotel business, Austrian art and culture as well as various occupations and industries.
You will qualify for this online course if you have already attended an A2 course, have a good basic knowledge of German and would like to improve your German further. Instructors practise with you grammar, (specialised) vocabulary and idioms for more advanced use, e.g. for an occupation or discussions of other familiar topics.
You will qualify for this online course if you have already attended a B1 course or are currently attending a B2 course, have a good basic knowledge of German and would like to improve your German further. Instructors practise with you grammar, (specialised) vocabulary and idioms for more advanced use, e.g. for an occupation or (specialised) discussions.
You will qualify for this online course if you are learning German and, at the same time, are looking for information about life in Austria: How do I ask the way? Where do I buy a ticket for public transport? You will become acquainted with the first important terms and idioms for life in Austria. In the course room you will find a direct link to the live course.
The “Deutsch lernen” magazine is a free teaching magazine for integration and living together. You can also use it for learning at home on your own. Each issue addresses a different topic concerning everyday life in Austria, for example, democracy, equal rights, customs, living or shopping. The magazine comes out four times a year and can be subscribed to or downloaded free of charge.
Free worksheets and complete teaching units for levels A1-C1 provide you with support in learning German. Key topics are Austrian everyday life and Austrian culture. Attached to all units you will find answers, follow-up links and background information on the respective topic.
The teaching and learning units are built around C1 listening texts and four C1-relevant topic areas. In addition, dialect and colloquial versions of individual listening texts are also available with appropriate exercises on listening comprehension and becoming acquainted with these linguistic variants.
The Österreich Spiegel, the newspaper for learning German, offers free additional materials: Download the listening and reading exercises and the vocabulary exercises here. The exercises are available from A2 to C1.
Alpha START helps you to make initial contact with the German language. It provides 35 lessons in which the most frequent sounds of the German language are introduced regarding topics relevant to everyday life. Furthermore, for each lesson there are numerous other additional materials available for download, e.g. picture cards, listening transcript, answers sheet and exercise sheets for writing on.
With the series "Promoting language on a value-oriented basis" the ÖIF provides children with support in learning German. Children's books, hidden object folders, vocabulary calendars and learning clips provide lots of encouragement to promote language. Children expand their vocabulary with ease. The materials are aimed at educators, language support staff and any interested parents who would like to support their children's language acquisition.
The children's books of the ÖIF are suitable for children from the age of 3 and they combine language promotion in a playful and child-oriented manner with interesting topics: consequently, the children's book "Schau, ein Kakadu!" [Look, a cockatoo!] enables initial contact with the world of art, whilst the children's book "Draußen - eine Entdeckungsreise" [Outdoors - an expedition of discovery], on the other hand, invites the reader to explore nature. No matter what topic you choose: all ÖIF children's books are accompanied by educational practice materials in order to promote the children's language in a playful and holistic manner.
The extensive materials package "Deutsch lernen mit Katze Mitzi" [Learning German with Mitzi, the Cat] consists of four large-format posters that encourage children to search, speak and narrate. An instruction booklet and a materials booklet provide educators with numerous incentives to promote language learning at an early stage. To supplement the materials package ÖIF provides an online offering with comical and highly varied learning videos free of charge. They provide, inter alia, songs, raps, rhymes, stories and instructions for handicrafts.
A new word every day: the ÖIF vocabulary calendar provides, for every day of the year, comical speaking situations and ideas for playful vocabulary expansion, for children from the age of 3. Clear, simple instructions on the exercises, including worksheets and vocabulary stickers, can be found in the accompanying educational booklet.
The practice material "Activity sheets" supports educators in language promotion at elementary education institutions in the form of prepared and easy-to-use activities. For the purpose of holistic learning, all the offerings are supported in a playful manner with music, rhythms, experience with all senses and plenty of movement. All the activity sheets for the kindergarten are available for download free of charge.
Incentive sheets provide 25 practical ideas for early language promotion in children without any, or only little, knowledge of German. They were specially developed for language promotion in an everyday setting at elementary education institutions and they connect directly to the life world of children. Incentive sheets can be downloaded free of charge or ordered in the form of a bound booklet free of charge.
The online course "German for nursing care" is aimed at all those who would like to improve their language skills for starting a career in nursing care or personal support. No matter whether you would like to start basic training or have already completed it: you can begin the free online course at any time. This offering is not suitable for German beginners:
Here you will find advisory offerings on the topic of German courses, information about course institutions and the ÖIF-promoted German courses within the scope of the project "Starter package on German and integration":
Here you will find information about the German / integration tests offered by the ÖIF. Would you like to take a test soon? This is where you will find all the test dates in Austria. For information about registration and fees please contact the test institute directly.