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 (WIFI, BFI, VHS).

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

Mein Sprachportal - ÖIF Sprachportal (