What is SCOLA?
What is SCOLA?
Are you a language or global studies student or teacher? Are you interested in the day-to-day life of other countries and cultures? Are you an international student looking for current news from your home country? SCOLA is a non-profit educational organization providing international resources in more than 200 languages. Resources include:
- World TV Online – eight satellite channels broadcasting news, documentaries, and dramas.
- International Radio – a collection of radio news, music and talk show broadcasts.
- Foreign Text – Newspapers and magazines with clickable translations.
For teachers and independent learners:
- Insta Class – a collection of classroom-ready lessons including video clips, quizzes, transcripts of translations and vocabulary lists.
- Learning Objects – Self-guided language lessons centered around a video clip.
For travel and culture:
- Country Overview - travelogue-style videos.
- On the Street – SCOLA-produced videos showing cultural events such as festivals, day-to-day life, and personal interviews.
- People and Places – a collection of snapshots
- Savoir Vivre – Individually produced cultural and “how to” videos and documents.
Where can I find it?
SCOLA is available from the JCC libraries’ webpage. Under SEARCH COLLECTIONS, choose either Databases by Title (S), or Databases by Subject (select the Language and Literature category.) If you are off-campus, you can still access SCOLA by using your student login.
How do I use it?
The best way to use SCOLA is to just explore! The “What is SCOLA” button on the main page will get you started. From the top menu bar, click on Tutorials, and then Video Tutorials. Pick one of the individual resource topics to get a short overview of features. A SCOLA App is available for both Apple and Android devices.
- Click on the Savoir Vivre button.
- Select Nepal from the County list
- Select Music from the Category list
- Click on the Music By Surendra Shrestha And Bikash Singh video
- A window will open showing information about the video.
- The video will run in a small thumbnail, or you can download to an MP3.