What is SCOLA?

SCOLA is a non-profit broadcasting company which supplies authentic foreign language programming to educational organizations for the purposes of supporting foreign language instruction and regional studies, and improving global understanding. SCOLA is currently available to Muhlenberg College student body, faculty, and staff via internet videostream.

SCOLA’s mission is “to help the people of the world learn more about one another; their cultures, their languages, and their ideologies. SCOLA emphasizes the importance and effectiveness of modern information technology as a tool in overcoming the barriers to global understanding and will remain at the forefront of its application.” SCOLA's foreign language programming is carried on the private cable systems through 60 participating service areas of the Adelphia, Cox, Comcast, Time-Warner, and other commercial cable systems in North America.

“Insta-Class” is a unique new tool offered by SCOLA. Each “Insta-Lesson” consists of a transcript of a news broadcast in the original language and an English translation, supplemented by vocabulary, quizzes, grammar exercises and/or topics for discussion. The individual weekly “Insta-Lessons” are available to SCOLA affiliates via the SCOLA website and are ready to use in the classroom. In addition, SCOLA grants limited licensing rights to include its programming in the coursework and courseware for language training and cultural orientation.