Modern Languages (SCOLA)

SCOLA members are representatives of modern language departments at BC post-secondary institutions who meet on an annual basis, in a general assembly as well as specialized sections (i.e. Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and so on), to discuss matters related to modern language education.

The goals of SCOLA set out by the British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) include: 1) to facilitate the transfer of students from one educational institution to another; 2) to foster understanding of course objectives in the discipline; 3) to exchange information about entry requirements, measures of achievement, course numbering systems, textbooks, supporting facilities, and program developments in the field; 4) to maintain liaison with appropriate external certification bodies; 5) to provide a forum for discussion of instructional practices and for the exchange of learning materials, and of any changes contemplated in courses and programs that will affect transfer relationships; 6) to identify and forward transfer problems which require the attention of BCCAT.

Annual meetings are held during the academic year, normally on the last Friday in April or the first Friday in May. Each institution will be invited to host a meeting of SCOLA on a rotating basis.

At the SCOLA meeting on April 29th, 2016, a motion was passed that:

The Standing Committee on Language Articulation (SCOLA) and its members respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action by supporting, in any way possible, the maintenance, revitalization, and strengthening of Indigenous languages, the development of Indigenous language teachers, and Indigenous language degree and diploma programs at the college and university level in British Columbia.

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Committee Reports

  • 2020 Modern Languages (SCOLA) Meeting

    Author: M. Tinio

    Published: July 22, 2020

    The minutes from the Modern Languages (SCOLA) articulation committee meeting held in May 2020.

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    Committee: Modern Languages (SCOLA)

  • SCOLA (Standing Committee on Language Articulation) Learning Outcomes and Test Bank

    Author: M. Tinio

    Published: January 31, 2020

    Subcommittee on Learning Outcomes drafted Beginner’s Level I core competencies (“CCs”) for Chinese, French, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese, and created a survey of instructors in each of these languages to collect feedback on the content of the competencies.

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    Committee: Modern Languages (SCOLA)

  • 2019 Modern Languages (SCOLA) Meeting

    Author: M. Tinio

    Published: July 15, 2019

    The minutes from the Modern Languages (SCOLA) articulation committee meeting held in April 2019.

    Publication Files

    Committee: Modern Languages (SCOLA)

  • 2018 Modern Languages (SCOLA) Meeting

    Author: M. Tinio

    Published: June 18, 2018

    The minutes from the Modern Languages (SCOLA) articulation committee meeting held in April 2018.

    Publication Files

    Committee: Modern Languages (SCOLA)