Where is CLEAR located?
CLEAR is located in Asbury B36 (the basement in the north wing); please see also:
Is CLEAR accessible by wheelchair?
*Access currently out of order.*
CLEAR is wheelchair accessible by chair lift. In order to use the chair lift, please contact Public Safety (x2527) to get a key. The chair lift is available from CLEAR's exterior entrance. To avoid the steps in the courtyard, enter Asbury South ramp entrance (as if going to the registrar's office). Exit on the first floor (the floor on which you will enter the building) and exit into the Asbury courtyard. (In inclement weather you can come through the building). Straight ahead you will see the chair lift. If you have questions please call the CLEAR operations desk at x2396.
Do I need to take a Language Placement Exam?
The department requires that all students taking a French, German, Spanish, or Russian class submit a copy of their placement scores during the first week of class. CLEAR administers placement exams on a walk-in basis. Please be sure to allow at least one hour prior to the time that CLEAR closes to allow you enough time to complete the exam.
The online adaptive Language Placement Test for French, German, Spanish and Russian takes approximately 30 minutes, but has no time limitations. The test may be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection at: http://webcape.byuhtrsc.org/?acct=american
Can I make appointments to use CLEAR?
The use of CLEAR resources is available on a walk-in basis with priority given to students registered in the Department of World Languages and Cultures courses. Students, faculty and guests are required to check-in at the front desk.
How will my instructor know that I worked in CLEAR?
CLEAR will provide a check-in system at the Operations desk for instructors that request you sign-in for class credit. At the end of each week your instructor may request a printout of his or her students' activity at the Center.
What resources do you have available in CLEAR?
Your instructor determines what supplemental materials you will be using in CLEAR during the semester. Your textbook may include audio or video materials available at CLEAR. Additional services that your instructor may require you to use in CLEAR include: foreign language broadcasts, or interactive software. CLEAR also strives to make available the current texts that most first-, second-, and third-year courses are using.
Can I spell check in languages other than English?
CLEAR provides spell checking capability in most languages taught by the department. The easiest way to spell check your documents is to save them to your flash drive and come to CLEAR to check them.
How do I use materials in CLEAR?
To use DVDs, CDs/CD-ROMs, texts and dictionaries while in CLEAR, you must provide the CLEAR operations desk with your AU ID. The operations desk will hold your ID until you return the borrowed items.
Can I laser print my documents in CLEAR?
If you are registered in the current semester, you may print up to 2 copies of work for your WLC class for free. Additional copies cost $0.10/page. Additionally, if your are not printing work for a WLC class, the charge for printing is also $0.10/page.