Satellite Communications for Learning (SCOLA)

Language Learning Technology Center

Monday - Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Weekends: Closed
Monday - Friday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Weekends: Closed
The Language Lab is closed on University holidays and breaks. It is open irregularly during the first week of classes and during finals week.
Phone: 202-687-5766

SCOLA (Satellite Communications for Learning) is a non-profit educational organization that transmits foreign language news and educational programming from around the world.

Who has access to SCOLA?

As an affiliate, the LLT Center provides Georgetown FLL faculty and students access to SCOLA's live video streams of four 24/7 foreign language television channels and to a rolling 7-day archive of downloadable news programs.

Our subscription also includes access to SCOLA's Insta-Class service, which features transcripts of selected newscasts in the original language with English translations supplemented by vocabulary, quizzes, grammar exercises and/or topics for discussion.

This service is freely available to Georgetown University faculty and students. To access SCOLA on-line materials, go to You will be required to log in using a username and password.

How can users obtain login credentials to SCOLA?

If you are an instructor and would like to use SCOLA materials for your course, please contact Nelia Gustafson to receive login credentials. If you are a student, please ask your instructor for the information or go to the Language Lab (ICC 224).

This service is licensed to Georgetown University faculty, staff and students. Login credentials may not be distributed and may only be used by users affiliated with Georgetown University.