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CLEAR: Center for Language Exploration, Acquisition & Research

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Center for Language Exploration, Acquisition & Research
202-885-2357
clear@american.edu
Asbury Hall, North Wing - Lower Level, Room B36

FALL 2017 hours (Starting September 28th, 2017):
M-TH 9:00 am to 9:00 pm; F 9:00 am-5:00pm
*Open Saturdays for testing only

Gorky A. Cruz
Director

Center for Language Exploration, Acquisition & Research

Washington, DC 20016-8045
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* THE BOOKING SYSTEM WILL GO LIVE ON  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st*
COACHING SERVICES WILL RESUME ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th, 
AND WILL RUN THROUGH FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8th, 2017.

Language coaching at CLEAR
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LANGUAGE COACHING

Language coaching is offered at no charge to students enrolled in a language course at American University. It is available during CLEAR's regular operating hours.

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Our events
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OUR EVENTS

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Our collections
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OUR COLLECTIONS

CLEAR's collection of Foreign Language materials includes over 2,000 items and spans films, grammars, readers, textbooks, audio books, workbooks, dictionaries and self-teaching materials for less commonly taught languages.

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Language Evaluation
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LANGUAGE EVALUATION

CLEAR conducts a variety of language evaluations:  from placement tests to ascertain the class that will best match your existing abilities to graduate-level examinations that certify the fulfillment of a graduate program's foreign language requirements. We also assist in proctoring a number of web-based exams such as the CASA, and ACTFL's COPI.

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Our spaces
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OUR SPACES

CLEAR has multiple spaces integrated with multimedia and computer equipment to facilitate technology-enhanced language instruction; the development of instructional materials, and the hosting of language-related events.

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Our Mission

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.

FALL 2017 Operating hours:

Coaching services will resume on Tuesday, September 5th, and will run through Friday, December 8th, 2017.

We will resume our normal hours of operation for the fall semester starting on Monday, August 28th, 2017.  

  • Monday - Thursdays: 9am -9pm
  • Fridays: 9am - 5pm
  • Saturdays - for pre-appointed testing sessions only.
  • Sundays - 2pm-7pm (selected drill and coaching  sessions only)

CLEAR is closed during university holidays.

Please contact our Supervisor Desk (202-885-2357) or clear@american.edu for information on specific activities and programs.

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