a collaborative multilingual game for any classroom
The goal of BabelAR is to welcome multilingualism in class and show pupils the value of the language(s) they possess and to activate their language knowledge.
Welcome multilingualism in any class with BabelAR
Collaborative game for pupils aged 7-12 years
Possible to play in fourteen languages
iOS or Android
Tablet or Smartphone
Download for free!
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About the game BabelAR
The game is aimed at pupils between 7 and 12 years old, and the pupils have to work together in this collaborative-multiplayer Augmented Reality (AR) game to reach a common goal. They will need to use their language(s) and language knowledge to help a little creature called Babel, who sadly enough has lost all its language knowledge.
The game can be played with fourteen languages. These are Arabic, Basque, Dutch, English, French, Frisian, German, Irish, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. The goal is to welcome languages in the classroom, to have a team activity for pupils to open up about the languages they know, and to show the value of their linguistic knowledge. The game is focussed on language awareness, not on language learning, though most pupils will learn some words while playing.
Babel will not only take pupils on a linguistic journey, but also to three Augmented Reality worlds. In one of these, a swarm of animals will walk on their classroom floor. Pupils who played the game already were more than excited to share their languages and help their team members in the Augmented Reality worlds.
Playing BabelAR will develop pupils’ language awareness in a playful and interactive manner, and will foster curiosity about multiple languages. Teachers will enjoy BabelAR as a means of raising awareness of multilingualism in the classroom and its value within education.
Are you a teacher and do you want to learn more about….
- How to use the game BabelAR
- Examples of multilingual activities with BabelAR
- How multilingualism is applicable in a curriculum
Read more here!
Nominations and prizes
- Nomination Leeuwarder Courant Awards 2021
- Nomination Belgian Game Awards 2021
- Winner in Henry van de Velde Awards 2022