Rai Scuola is an Italian channel created by Rai that is themed around education and Italian language issues. Rai Scuola is mainly intended to disseminate entertainment and cultural programs targeted at younger viewers. It features a range of shows dedicated to educational subjects, corresponding to the Italian school curriculum, from primary level to secondary. Shows therefore treat a broad spectrum of different topics, including science, foreign languages and mathematics.
Rai Scuola seeks to cover as many learning topics as possible, even including a popular introduction to road safety and traffic. It has also launched a major innovative educational project called “It D” devoted almost wholly to Italian and English learning, in cooperation with the BBC. The Italian Ministry of Education has also participated regularly in the creation of new shows on Rai Scuola.
Since 2012, many new programs have appeared on the channel’s schedule. For example, Nautilus has been an important educational and cultural addition, bringing together a collection of existing programs like CultBook, Art News and Gap. There have been new programs like “Zettel” as well as a philosophy show with Maurizio Ferrari and an economics program called “Lezioni dalla crisi” informing young people about global current affairs.
The educational channel Rai Scuola is available in all European countries, Turkey, North Africa and the Mediterranean basin via the HOTBIRD satellite. Therefore, Italian expatriates can enjoy Italian language entertainment shows every day of the week, 365 days a year.