Foreign Language TV

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Many L2 students like to watch TV broadcasts from the country they are studying as a way to immerse themselves in the target culture while staying on top of world news. Often times this experience helps them understand biases in the way events are reported in their own country and what constitutes 'news' around the world.

At Trinity College, students can watch the following foreign language channels over the campus cable system:

Foreign Language Station Trinity Cable Channel
Arabic - Al Jazeera 82
German - Deutsche Welle 83
Hebrew - Israeli Network 84
Italian - RAI 85
French - TV 5 86
Japan - TV Japan 87
Russian - RTV1 88
Spanish - teleSUR 89

Besides the on-campus cable network, you can also visit http://www.tvchannelsfree.com/ or http://wwitv.com/portal.htm for an extensive variety of channels from around the world. And, if you like Twitter, you can even tweet while watching TV. Another well-known service on many campuses and among foreign language educators is SCOLA (http://www.scola.org/). SCOLA is a fee-based station which retransmits newscasts from around the world together with other cultural programming. Trinity College does not subscribe to SCOLA at the moment.

For archival video footage from all over Europe, visit http://www.euscreen.eu/explore.html, a collection of videos, images, text and audio from European broadcasters and audiovisual archives ranging from the early 1900s to the present day.