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Language Development and Intercultural Studies Center

Language Development and Intercultural Studies Center (LDIC)

The LDIC is a center for self-directed language learning. The LDIC is located on the second floor of the library building, in a beautiful setting surrounded by nature. With such a comfortable environment, users can select suitable learning materials for their language learning. This facility is open to the public and free of charge.

Facility

Multi-Purpose Rooms:6 Rooms
Speaking/Listening Rooms:12 Rooms
DVD Stations:16 Stations(You may watch DVDs, CNN, BBC, NHK or satellite broadcasting.)
Open Learning Space:18 Seats
Study Booth: 4 Seats
Reading Lounge:24 Seats

Learning Materials

38 World Languages available:

Arabic
Cambodian
Cantonese
Chinese
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Hebrew
Hungarian
Indonesian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Latin
Latvian
Lithuania
Malay
Maltese
Mongolian
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Spanish
Swahili
Swedish
Tagalog
Taiwanese
Tamil
Thai
Turkish
Vietnamese
Support for EAP and self-directed language learning

The LDIC staff can give advice regarding suitable LDIC material to study as part of AIU’s EAP learning plan.

Foreign Language Conversation Support

AIU students can improve their foreign language conversation practice by arranging meetings with a native speaker. This service is free of charge.

Workshop/Events

Throughout the year, the LDIC organizes various events to improve language skills and intercultural study. Events include self-directed English learning activities, skills workshops by Faculty, and guest speaker events.

LDIC

Hours of Operation

The LDIC’s hours of operation vary over the course of the year. Hours of operation during the winter and summer are shortened and may change at short notice. See below for details. The LDIC is generally closed on Saturdays and Public holidays.

Spring semester (April-July)
Mondays - Thursdays 10:00-21:00
Fridays 10:00-17:00
Sundays 13:00-19:00
Saturdays and Public holidays Closed

Contact

ALAC TEL:018-886-5815