Center for Language Acquisition at the Pennsylvania State University

Technology resources for Language Teaching


Please visit the website of CALPER (Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research), Penn State's Title VI Language Resource Center, for an updated guide to technology resources for foreign language educators.

 


 

SCOLA offers foreign language TV clips, supplemental instructional materials

 

Penn State language instructors can use clips of television programming in a variety of languages from around the world supplemented with instructional materials offered by SCOLA, a nonprofit educational organization. By taking short clips from broadcast news programs from around the world and adding transcripts, translations, vocabulary lists, and quizzes, SCOLA provides a complete package of materials for use in the classroom or by individual language students. SCOLA materials are ideal as a textbook supplement and suitable for use by an individual or a class to extend vocabulary, grammar, reading, and listening comprehension, as well as cultural awareness and an understanding of current events. To access these materials, which are updated weekly, visit the SCOLA site at https://sites.psu.edu/scola/.  Instructors can either download the video clips and instructional materials or link to them directly from ANGEL. In addition to the materials on the Web site, SCOLA programming in a variety of languages is also broadcast 24 hours a day on Penn State cable channel 29.

 


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