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Anderson Hall, home of CLEAR.

How CLEAR Helps Students

The Center for Language Exploration, Acquisition and Research (CLEAR) promotes and facilitates 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
  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.

Announcements

We are located in Anderson Hall, B10. Come in through the entrance facing the new Science Hall building.

WINTER Hours

From December 16th, 2019 through January 10th, 2020, we will be open from 9am to 5pm, M-F.

We will be closed for Winter Break: December 23rd, 2019 through January1st, 2020.

SPRING Semester Hours

Starting Monday, January 13th, 2020, while classes are in session, CLEAR is open

  • 9:00-9:00, Mondays through Thursdays
  • 9:00-5:00, Fridays
  • 2:00-7:00, Sundays

Browse our new Resources Collections with customized search, books, DVDs, and more available directly from CLEAR.

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