Teaching Resources


SCOLA is a streaming service that rebroadcasts news and cultural events programs in over 80 languages. You can live-stream world television channels, view archived broadcasts, and access periodicals and photo galleries. Ready-to-use multimedia lessons and materials are also available for use in the classroom or for independent study. To request access, complete the SCOLA access form. Please note that requests need to be made with a Cornell email address.

If you have a disability and are having trouble accessing information on this website or need materials in an alternate format, contact web-accessibility@cornell.edu for assistance.


Lumière is an online library of film clips for language and culture instruction at non-profit institutions. Originally known as the Library of Foreign Language Film Clips, the database was created by the Berkeley Language Center in 2008. Today, it contains over 20,000 clips drawn from over 6,900 films in 60+ languages.

Read more about Lumière and how to request access for those eligible.


Padlet is an engaging tool that allows users to collaborate on a virtual bulletin board. It is great for building community in online classes. Teachers can create walls with assignments that have students type, upload links and images, and even record video/audio/screens. A free account is limited to three Padlets. The LRC offers Pro accounts to Cornell language educators. Please contact us to request access, including a brief rationale for your need for a Pro account. Please note that requests need to be made with a Cornell email address.

Equipment Checkout

The LRC has various technologies that are available for checkout for teaching faculty and graduate students. Please contact cornelllrc@cornell.edu at least 3 days in advance for availability and checkout information.

Available equipment includes

  • 12 iPads (with optional wall chargers, lightning/headphone adapters)
  • Video equipment (camcorders, webcams, tripods, microphones)
  • Audio equipment (microphones, mixers, standalone recorders)
  • Cables & adapters (converters for video, audio, USB, and more)
  • Video players & disc drives (DVD, Blu-Ray, VHS)

Library Resources

The library offers various resources to support language teaching and learning at Cornell.

Johnson Museum Resources

The Johnson Museum hosts around four hundred Cornell class sessions from more than fifty departments and programs every academic year. In addition to focusing on current exhibitions, they help design and lead class sessions in their permanent collection galleries and classrooms, using works of art from their global collection spanning 6,000 years, six continents, and more than 35,000 objects. They also have various sample lesson plans, activities, and worksheets posted in their website.

Language Requirement and Placement

For details about the language requirement in the College of Arts & Sciences and information about language placement, please refer to the Arts & Sciences website:

Languages @ Cornell

Over 50 languages are offered at Cornell (current list of available languages available for study). All language programs are located in eight departments/programs within the College of Arts & Sciences. Some courses are taught through the Shared Course Initiative, an agreement with Columbia and Yale to share instruction in the less commonly taught languages using videoconference technology.