Name of association Leseforum Schweiz – Forum suisse sur la lecture
Web site www.leseforum.ch www.forumlecture.ch
Persons submitting the report Therese Salzmann (president)
Dieter Isler (vice president)
Address Leseforum Schweiz
c/o Schweiz. Institut für Kinder- und Jugendmedien SIKJM
Georgengasse 6, CH-8006 Zurich
Phone +41 43 268 39 00
E-mail therese.salzmann@sikjm.ch
IRA membership since 1992
Members in 2014 89
Institutions represented in the board
  • Bibliomedia, Solothurn
  • HEP Vaud, Lausanne
  • MAZ Die Schweizer Journalistenschule, Luzern
  • Pädagogische Hochschule FHNW, Zentrum Lesen
  • SIKJM, Zürich
  • Université de Genève, FPSE
  • Universität Zürich, IPK


The main purpose of the association is the support of literacy research and practice in Switzerland. The goals include exchange and collaboration between research and practice, the French and German language regions, and organisations engaged in literacy. Perspectives on literacy include different age groups, life domains, and research disciplines.


The means to achieve these goals is the online-platform leseforum.ch / forumlecture.ch. An editorial board of literacy experts from 6 important organisations publishes 3 issues of the open access online-journal leseforum.ch / forumlecture.ch per year. In 2014, 23 articles have been published in French and German:

  • 1/2014 Literalität in der Berufsbildung / Littératie dans la formation professionelle (Literacy in vocational education)
  • 2/2013 Literales Lernen mit digitalen Medien / Les apprentissages littéraciques avec les médias numériques (Literacy learning with digital media)
  • 3/2013 Beurteilung des Lesens und Schreibens in der Primarschule / L’évaluation de la lecture et de l’écriture à l’école (Evaluatin reading and writing in primary classrooms)


The website has been visited by 82’000 users (a 51% growth compared to 2013), 32’000 (plus 28%) users have returned serveral times. The number of newsletter subscriber has increased by 16% to 723. The visitors come mainly from Germany (29’000), Switzerland (11’000), USA (6’500), France (6’500), Austria (2’000) and Canada (1’000).
Leseforum Schweiz is a core partner of the ELINET project and collaborating member of team 7 (awareness raising).

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