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SDS exam - new Swiss language certificate?

Hi all, I recently learned about the SDS test (Der Schweizerische Digitale Sprachtest), which is supposed to be a Swiss language test acceptable for the purpose of the permit requirements.

Has anyone taken it yet?

A person from a language school I called today mentioned this test as an alternative to the Fide one, and said that it is supposed to be "easier". The results can be written down in your Sprachenpass as well (with the additional payment of 20 franks).

It looks like it's a new thing, but I was wondering if anyone can share their experience already?

Thanks!
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Old 09.01.2020, 14:25
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Hi all, I recently learned about the SDS test (Der Schweizerische Digitale Sprachtest), which is supposed to be a Swiss language test acceptable for the purpose of the permit requirements.

Has anyone taken it yet?

A person from a language school I called today mentioned this test as an alternative to the Fide one, and said that it is supposed to be "easier". The results can be written down in your Sprachenpass as well (with the additional payment of 20 franks).

It looks like it's a new thing, but I was wondering if anyone can share their experience already?

Thanks!

Best to check here:


https://www.englishforum.ch/permits-...ts-2020-a.html



https://www.fragomen.com/insights/al...-stricter-2020


as these tests will only be valid from accredited institutions.


Edit: it seems that that one is accepted.
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Re: SDS exam - new Swiss language certificate?

Easier? I see that it is a graded test. You do it and you will know your level. Unlike Goethe or TELC where you aim for a specific level and the result is a pass or fail.

Another advantage is that you get the result within 48h. And it apparently does not make that much time to do the test. The test is offered in evening slots at 18:30.

And yes, it is accepted, here the official list from the Swiss government: https://www.sem.admin.ch/dam/data/se...tifikate-d.pdf
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Re: SDS exam - new Swiss language certificate?

Thank you both. I was hoping that someone actually took the test, too, and can share their thoughts on it.
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