Apart from the fact that many residence permits require German language skills, it is essential to learn the official language of Austria. Language skills encourage social integration in private and working life, allow participation in social life and make day to day living easier.

There are numerous institutions of educational facilities across Austria offering  German courses.

A list available under:

-         Kurse

-         Österreichische Kursinstitute

This website offers general information about learning German,  courses and examinations.

Popular language websites for a first look at German vocabulary:

Mein Sprachportal - ÖIF Sprachportal (