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

    M-Th 9:00 to 9:00
    F 9:00 to 5:00

    Cara Crawford
    Supervisor

  • Center for Language Exploration, Acquisition & Research

    Washington, DC 20016-8045

     

  • 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.

  • Our events
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    OUR EVENTS

  • Our collections
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    OUR COLLECTIONS

    CLEAR's collection of Foreign Language materials includes over 1,000 items and spans films, grammars, readers, textbooks, audio books, workbooks, dictionaries and self-teaching materials for less commonly taught languages.

  • 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.

  • 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 developmentof instructional materials, and the hosting of language-related events.

We are currently operating on a summer schedule, as follows:
  • Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5:30pm
  • We are closed everyday from 1-2pm for lunch.

On Monday, August 25th 2014, we'll resume our normal operating hours.

Coaching services will resume on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014.

CLEAR is closed on weekends and during university holidays.

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