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OLS language test/course

In the Erasmus+ program, students (including graduates) are also supported in terms of language skills through the Online Linguistic System OLS.

The language support is divided into two components:

  • a mandatory language test before the start and at the end of the Erasmus+ mobility and,
  • if applicable, a language course

Online language support is available for all 24 official languages of the European Union: Bulgarian (BG), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Estonian (ET), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Irish (GA), Croatian (HR), Italian (IT), Latvian (LV), Lithuanian (LT), Hungarian (HU), Maltese (MT), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Slovak (SK), Slovenian (SL), Finnish (FI), Swedish (SV).

Among them, German, English, French, Italian, Spanish and Dutch (language courses up to level C1) are the main mobility languages of about 90% of Erasmus+ participants. 

Information about the available levels of the other laguages can be found here: available learning languages.

In order to be able to determine the level in the working language of the mobility, there is an obligation for all ERASMUS+ funded students to take a placement test in the working language prior to the internship according to the learning agreement (effort approx. 50 minutes). This does not apply to native speakers.

The placement test is not intended to select participants for the mobility. Rather, the placement test is done to document the language level at the beginning of the preparatory phase of the mobility.

If you pass this language test with a level up to B1, you will automatically be enrolled in the free online language course (if available). Regular attendance is part of your obligations in connection with the funding from the ERASMUS+ program.

If you reach at least level B2 in the language test there are two options:

  1. You can take the language course in your working language or 
  2.  in the regional language (if available). 

In this case, your registration is required by the start of the internship. Regular attendance is then also part of your contractual obligations in connection with the funding of the internship. 

Take this chance to expand your language skills!

At the end of the internship, you will be asked to take a second language test in your working language.

Visit www.erasmusplusols.eu for more information.