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Published three times per year in open access, Babylonia is the Swiss review of language teaching and learning.

Babylonia features articles written by modern language teachers, teacher trainers and researchers in English, French, German, Italian or Rumantsch. Its aims are to promote quality foreign, heritage and local language instruction, to increase knowledge on research in multilingualism, and to bridge gaps between theory and practice in primary, secondary, tertiary and community language education.

Babylonia is published with the support of the Research Center on Multilingualism.

For the archives 1991-2020, please visit www.babylonia.ch 

Babylonia is published with the support of:

  • Federal Office of Culture
  • Research Center on Multilingualism
  • Canton of Ticino
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Call for Paper - Babylonia 3/2022: Living Languages at Museums


Museums are valuable cultural learning spaces and can as well be valuable foreign language learning spaces. In this issue of Babylonia, we welcome both research-based and practice-based articles that include:

• Observations of interactions (e.g. between learners and museum displays, between other visitors or guides) from a linguistics or communicative point of view;
• Descriptions and analyses of explicit museum-based programs that promote foreign language learning;
• Analysis of learner foreign-language products based on museum experiences;
• Considerations curators and museum educationalists put into practice when designing displays or workshops in foreign languages or instructing learners in foreign languages;
• Foreign language learning through virtual museum visit experiences or through exponents virtually displayed in class.
We are also open to further ideas.

Please send your abstract (max 2,000 characters including spaces) in German, French, Italian, Romansch, or English to laura.buechel@phzh.ch and/or karine.lichtenauer@unige.ch by January 7, 2022.

Abstract (max. 2,000 characters): January 7, 2022
Notification of acceptance: mid-February, 2022
Article submission (max. 16,000 characters including spaces, 4 pages): May 1, 2022
Text revisions and final submission: September 1, 2022
Publication: December 2022

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