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Center for Language Acquisition, Exploration, and Research
Coaching is on hold for the summer; services will resume on September 4th, 2018The online appointment system will go back online on August 31st, 2018.

Center for Language Exploration, Acquisition & Research

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Coaching services are on hold for the summer. We will resume services on September 4th, 2018.

The online booking system will be made available by COB on August 31st, 2018.


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.

Summer 2018 Hours

Coaching services end on Monday, April 30th, 2018.

Starting on May 9th, 2018, we will transition to our summer operating hours:

  • Mondays - Fridays: 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Saturdays: Closed
  • Sundays: Closed  

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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