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Center for Language Acquisition, Exploration, and Research
Coaching starts on Monday, January 22nd, and runs through Monday, April 30th, 2018. The online appointment system is now available.

Center for Language Exploration, Acquisition & Research

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The Center for Language Exploration, Acquisition and Research (CLEAR) is committed to promoting and facilitating AU students' acquisition and enrichment of language skills and cultural competency by:

  1. providing language coaching free of charge to students currently enrolled in a language course taught at American University;
  2. hosting language-related cultural events throughout the academic year;
  3. advancing the professional development of the World Languages and Cultures faculty;
  4. curating a growing collection of language-related resources; and
  5. developing and administering language assessments.

To fulfill its mission, CLEAR's patron-focused staff are here to connect language coaches and students, ensure the positive enhancement of the language learning experience through the use of technology, and to foster an environment which emphasizes global sensitivity and values the multicultural diversity of our campus.

Spring 2018 Hours

Coaching services run from Monday, January 22nd through Monday, April 30th, 2018.

Starting on January 16th, 2018, our operating hours will be:

  • Mondays - Thursdays: 9:00-9:00
  • Fridays: 9:00-5:00
  • Saturdays: pre-appointed testing sessions only
  • Sundays: selected drill and coaching sessions only

CLEAR is closed during university holidays.

Contact CLEAR

Center for Language Exploration, Acquisition & Research
Asbury Hall, North Wing - Lower Level, Room B36

Gorky A. Cruz, Director

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