The Journal of Language Teaching and Learning

History of the Journal

Published three times per year, Babylonia is the Swiss review of language teaching and learning and contains articles by teachers of modern languages, teacher trainers and researchers, always in the original language with a short summary in another language.

The editorial board seeks to emphasize:

  • that language is not only a means of communication but also as an expression of cultural identity and an instrument for rapprochement and understanding between diverse forms of thinking and living;
  • the awareness of the possibilities of building bridges between theory and practice in the mutual interest of teachers and researchers;
  • the opportunity to establish contacts between the various languages and types of school;
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  • an open and pragmatic approach to the teaching and learning of languages, which better exploits the capacities of students, makes better use of didactic tools and more tightly binds the learning of first and second languages.

Each edition of Babylonia addresses a main theme, such as "Learning vocabulary" or Language in the acquisition of a vocational qualification", with informative articles on current developments in the field. In addition, Babylonia contains didactic materials, descriptions of classroom experiences and current news about developments in the language-teaching field.

Babylonia enables you to:

  • receive firsthand information on didactic innovations and research in the area of language teaching and learning;
  • use or make available piloted didactic materials from the world of everyday education;
  • be updated on the state of language policy and the learning and teaching of languages in schools in Switzerland and Europe;
  • make a contribution to the realization of plurilingual and multicultural society.