What will I learn in each level?
Chatterbug currently has 5 levels in each language and they correspond to the CEFR A1 - C1 levels. On the platform, we just call them levels 1 to 5. Each level will take on average 60 Live Lessons to complete. This means a total of 45 hours of live tutoring and 30 hours of self studying, or 75 hours total time. For each lesson, you're generally expected to prepare by studying vocabulary and grammar in our self study system for an average of 30 minutes each.
Level 1 (1.0 - 1.9)
Level 1 is intended for complete beginners to start at 1.0 - no previous knowledge of German is necessary. Topics covered are family, food, making appointments, the body and other basic subjects.
This level is aligned to the CEFR A1 standard. At this level you will have a basic ability to communicate and exchange information in a simple way
Level 2 (2.0-2.9)
Level 2 is for speakers who've already acquired some elementary skills. The topics covered in this level are hobbies, vacations, jobs, and more complex introductions.
This level is aligned to the CEFR A2 standard. At this level you will have an ability to deal with simple, straightforward information and begin to express oneself in familiar contexts. You can engage in routine conversation on simple predictable topics.
Level 3 (3.0-3.9)
Level 3 is for lower intermediate speakers. Things like apartments and housing, shopping, games, advantages and disadvantages are covered here among other things.
This level is aligned to the CEFR B1 standard. At this level you will have the ability to express yourself in a limited way in familiar situations and to deal in a general way with nonroutine information. You will be comfortable in a wider range of general conversations.
Level 4 (4.0-4.9)
Level 4 is for upper intermediate speakers. Here you will study topics ranging from friendship, home life, and love, to culture, luck and much more.
This level is aligned to the CEFR B2 standard. At this level you should have capacity to achieve most goals and express yourself on a range of topics. Most people consider B2 language skills to be basic fluency.
Level 5 (5.0-5.9)
Level 5 is for advanced speakers. The topics covered in this level range from culture (literature, film, photography) to science with topics such as climate.
This level is aligned to the CEFR C1 standard. At this stage, you will be able to express yourself flexibly and effectively in social, academic and professional settings.