CEFR Course Plan
First of all, all the courses of Busuu follow the structure of CEFR, short for Common European Framework of Reference. It’s a benefit for Busuu customers, as there’s a clear structure across their platform which each and every course available follows an approved structure.
As Busuu follows the official CEFR, it means that students can learn that language within a more formal progressive format. With a focus and concentration on learning, many will likely benefit and as a result, gain a better understanding of a certain language. It also makes the lessons more organised, meaning that you won’t get lost in the learning journey and will always be able to pick up where you left off.
The lessons in Busuu follow the structure of: A1, A2, B1, B2, and so on. It is just like the CEFR curriculum. It’s extremely easy to follow, and is definitely a help to those newbies learning a language online. With that said, we know you didn’t sign up in Busuu just to get a regular CEFR language admission – Busuu has much more to offer.
If you have taken any other language course outside of Busuu, and you aren’t sure which lesson on Busuu to begin with, then you can simply take the placement test. After taking this test, Busuu will determine which level you should begin with, as well as filling in the previous lessons as 100% completed. This is a fantastic feature as you won’t waste time going over things you already know, saving time and being much more efficient.
You will also get the liberty to choose how often you want to use Busuu, thanks to their user-friendly site. You can choose days of the week and time to get a notification in the app (read on for more details about the app). There’s also different content for different languages. For example, Busuu’s Japanese learning courses will offer alternative content to Busuu’s Arabic courses. It’s definitely a positive from our Busuu review that Busuu does not copy-paste their lectures in different languages. Different languages have different lessons and content, which is exactly what is needed.
As we said we will give Busuu Japanese review as well as Busuu Arabic review, let us take these two languages as examples. Busuu Arabic courses have two options available for you whereas Busuu Japanese have three learning options. But both of them follow the CEFR curriculum, so no need to worry. Busuu Arabic has Complete Arabic and Arabic for Travel. The Complete Arabic course teaches you everything you need to know in Arabic. You will be taught everything from the beginning to the end. Even if you have zero knowledge about Arabic, Busuu will teach you everything from scratch. Ultimately, you will become a mature Arabic speaker with Busuu’s learning courses.
Arabic for Travel is an alternative course that teaches the essentials you will need while travelling in an Arabic country. Students will be taught how to ask for directions in Arabic, and how to make reservations in Arabic. The purpose of this course is to enhance your holidays in an Arabic country more enjoyable.
In Busuu Japanese, we have Hiragana & Katakana, Complete Japanese, and Japanese for Travel. The principles are the same for each course. Complete Japanese is for those who want to learn Japanese inside-out from the basics. Japanese for Travel is for those who want to learn Japanese for basic navigational words, like asking for directions, or making a reservation when you are travelling in Japan. Hiragana & Katakana, however, is for those who need more time and tutoring in building a foundation in the Japanese alphabet. We know how confusing the Japanese language can get, so Busuu made this custom course for those who need this extra nurturing in the alphabet.