Language Certifications

Language certifications

The Lycée Français de Vienne offers its pupils cer­ti­fi­ca­tions from the fol­low­ing institutes

Details are com­mu­ni­cat­ed to fam­i­lies dur­ing the school year.

NB: The exam­i­na­tions may be adapt­ed or even can­celled depend­ing on the mea­sures tak­en by the rel­e­vant Aus­tri­an health authorities.

Fur­ther Information

Lan­guage cer­ti­fi­ca­tions offi­cial­ly recog­nised by cer­ti­fy­ing bod­ies make it pos­si­ble to attest to one’s lan­guage skills, whether to pur­sue stud­ies abroad or to find a job in a pro­fes­sion­al context.

More infor­ma­tion on ALTE’s 13 lan­guage qual­i­fi­ca­tions:ALTE Frame­work of Ref­er­ence for Lan­guage Exam­i­na­tions..


  • A lan­guage test has a time lim­it (e.g. TOEFL score is valid for 2 years).
  • A for­eign lan­guage diplo­mais defin­i­tive­ly acquired (e.g. Cam­bridge Assess­ment Eng­lish Cer­tifi­cates or CLES (deliv­ered in French Universities).

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

The CEFR is a ref­er­ence text for all pro­fes­sion­als in the field of mod­ern languages.

It was con­ceived in 1997 at the ini­tia­tive of the Coun­cil of Europe to pro­vide a coher­ent basis, as com­pre­hen­sive as pos­si­ble, for the devel­op­ment of lan­guage pro­grammes and their eval­u­a­tion. It defines six increas­ing lev­els of lan­guage com­pe­tence from A1 to C2 with three inter­me­di­ate lev­els (A2+, B1+ and B2+).

It is sup­port­ed by a detailed analy­sis of com­mu­ni­ca­tion con­texts: writ­ten com­pre­hen­sion and expres­sion, oral com­pre­hen­sion and expression.