Mundolingua: Museum of Languages and Linguistics in Paris

I was recently in Paris to present at a conference and I was finally able to check out Mundolingua, a museum of languages and linguistics that opened last year. It’s on Rue Servandoni in the 6th, just south of Saint Sulpice.

Mundolingua

Mundolingua

 

The first fun/nerdy thing to play with is this interactive IPA chart. Press the button and hear how the consonants are pronounced.

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Push all the buttons!

 

There are plenty of videos to watch and activities to do to learn about the world’s languages and the various topics that encompass linguistics.

Sexy syntax

Sexy syntax

 

You can also just hang out in the back and read language books, or play language games downstairs. Check out the Scrabble rug (available online here)! They’ve made tiles for English, French, Spanish, Russian and Arabic so far.

Will someone please buy me this rug?

Will someone please buy me this rug?

 

They even have a small cinema room where you can watch DVDs. The toilet is multilingual too.

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Peepee place

Mundolingua costs 7€ for adults and it’s open 7 days a week.

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  • Caledonia

    Thanks for the tip, Jennie. I’ll definitely be going!

Why is Jennie no longer in France?

I created this blog in September 2006 when I moved to France from Michigan to teach English. Many of the earlier posts are about my personal life in France, dealing with culture shock, traveling in Europe and becoming fluent in French. In July 2011, I relocated to Australia to start my PhD in Applied Linguistics. Although I am no longer living in France, my research is on foreign language pedagogy and I teach French at a university so these themes appear most often on the blog. I also continue to post about traveling and being an American abroad.

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