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#BabelARchallenge

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Would you like to integrate a multilingual activity in your lesson, but don’t know how? BabelAR is the solution! It is a fun , multilingial and interactive AR-game for pupils from 7 to 12 years old. Join the #BabelARchallenge and learn how you can easily implement a multilingual activity in your lesson!

About the #BabelARchallenge

The #BabelARchallenge is open to all schools.

Join and you may win a prize! The first 25 entrants receive a BabelAR gift and the winner receives a gift certificate!

The #BabelARchallenge will take place from March 24th to the 5th of May.

The jury will decide who will be the winner. 


What do you have to do to participate?

In order to participate in the #BabelARchallenge, you will need to make a short video of you and your pupils playing the BabelAR game, in which you also tell us about your experiences with it. The video can be creative, multilingual and fun! In the sign-up form, you will also shortly write about how you used BabelAR in the classroom.

You enter this competition as an individual. Thus, if you teach multiple grades, you can upload one video in which you play the game with all of your classes

Criteria of the #BabelARchallenge

It has to be a short video, which will take maximally 5 minutes. We will not look at the quality of the videos themselves, but it is important that we can hear what is said and see what is happening. How you will design this video is totally up to you, but it is important to keep in mind that there are a couple of criteria that our jury will look at: 

  • The number of children that play the game;
  • The number of languages (dialects, minority, migrant, and national languages included) and cultures that are involved;
  • The pedagogical approach in the video;
  • The originality and creativity of the video.

Lastly, for privacy reasons, the videos will not be shared with third parties. Only the jury will see your video.

You can enter the competition by filling out the following form:

If you share on social media:
tag us on Facebook & use #VirtuLApp #BabelARchallenge

Meet the jury

Mathy Vanbuel

Mathy Vanbuel has a background in audio-visual production. He is a director of ATiT which he co-founded in 1999 and where he is regularly called upon to offer consultancy services in the integration of specific ICT tools and services in the education process. Mathy is author of several publications on the use of media in education and has been part of the ATiT team creating scenarios of use of archived media in education in the EduTubePlus and EUscreen projects. Mathy is chairperson of the MEDEA Media in Education Judging Committee and Treasurer of the Media & Learning Association.

Prof. Dr. Joana da Silveira Duarte

Joana Duarte holds a degree in modern languages and linguistics from the University of Lisbon and received her PhD (2009) from the University of Hamburg on her research on the language development of students in bilingual schools. Next to that she is a teacher for the Master Multilingualism at the University of Groningen. She is also the initiator of the VirtuLApp project.

Wim Forceville

Wim Forceville is an interdependant experienced cross-media producer and is specialised in projects in immersive media with societal relevance. He leads the practical research project Cohack Reality, VR as a learning tool. He is a researcher & lecturer at the Luca School Of Arts Ghent, Belgium.