Getting Started:

  • This subscription service is currently available and accessible through CLICC computer labs, the CDH PC lab, as well as on your course websites (for instructor access only).  Please check the CLICC or CDH Labs website for location, hours, and reservation information (for instructors).
  • Once at CLICC or CDH Labs, follow these instructions for accessing SCOLA.
  • If you are an instructor and would like to use SCOLA materials for your course, contact the Ecampus Support Team.  An ITC will be able to assist you to either use the material "as is" on your Ecampus Course Website, or assist you with any editing that you would like to do before using the video.  SCOLA videos are copyright free for UCLA instructors and TAs!  Also, you can discuss ideas on how to use SCOLA for your course. Check out what languages are available below!


SCOLA is available and accessible to UCLA students and instructors through CLICC computer labs or the CDH PC Lab (At this time it is not available from any other location - on or off campus). As a student, you can watch programming in a language that you are learning or maintaining. As an instructor, you can use this video in your lesson plans, or inform your students of the availability of this service so that students can view authentic television in the language they are seeking to learn or maintain. Instructors can also take advantage of "Insta-Class" modules: ready-made comprehension modules that include a transcript of a portion of the broadcast in the original language, an English translation of that same portion and online quizzes for self-checking!  Navigate to the "Insta-Class" section of the SCOLA site to access these modules. 

Check out what languages are available below.  For ideas and assistance on using SCOLA, please contact the Ecampus Support Team or your department's ITC.

What is SCOLA? (excerpt from

SCOLA is a non-profit educational organization that receives and re-transmits television programming from around the world in native languages. These programs are available via satellite, cable TV and the Internet to students of language study, ethnic communities and anyone seeking a global perspective. SCOLA currently provides four 24/7 channels of programming.

  • SCOLA Channel One: Authentic Programming (News, Weather and Cultural) highlighting regions of greater Eurasia. Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova,Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia Montenegro, Slovenia and Spain among others.
  • SCOLA Channel Two: Programming from Bulgaria, Croatia, Ethiopia, Germany, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates and other countries.
  • SCOLA Channel Three: (Chinese Teaching Channel) Featuring educational and cultural programming from the People's Republic of China.
  • SCOLA Channel Four: Featuring programming from the emerging nations of: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Tajikistan, Thailand, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.