You are here: Center for Language Exploration, Acquisition, and Research (CLEAR)

Anderson Hall, home of CLEAR.

How CLEAR Helps Students

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.


We are now in Anderson Hall, B10. Enter through the entrance facing the new Science Hall building.

Fall Semester Hours

Through Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. While classes are in session, CLEAR is open

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

Browse our new Resources Collections with customized search, books, DVDs, and more available directly from CLEAR.

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Language Coaching


Language books

Resource Collection

Try Pronunciator!