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How CLEAR Helps Students

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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.

FALL 2020 Semester Hours

Our Center's campus offices are currently closed to patrons through the end of the semester. We are still working, though! Feel free to reach out to us M-F 9am-5pm at 202-885-2357 or at anytime at clear@american.edu

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

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