Campus Life

Learning Support Facilities

Active Learning and Assessment Center

picture of ALAC

Founded in 2013, the Active Learning and Assessment Center (ALAC) is the chief learning support facility of Akita International University. During the school year, ALAC offers students a wide array of workshops, tutorials, faculty consultations, speaker events, and other activities designed to encourage learner autonomy and self-efficacy. ALAC also provides access to a variety of books, multi-media materials and e-learning tools designed to facilitate self-directed learning.

ALAC consists of three different academic support programs: the Academic Career Support Center (ACSC), the Academic Achievement Center (AAC), and the Language Development and Intercultural Studies Center (LDIC). In addition, ALAC also supports the administration of several standardized tests, including TOEFL®, TOEIC®, IELTS™ and the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA).

ALAC is open to the public. Tours are available upon request.

Organizational Map of ALAC

Academic Career Support Center (ACSC)

The ACSC supports undergraduate students who are considering graduate schools either within Japan or overseas. ACSC services include academic career support workshops, information sessions, guest lectures, and one-on-one consultations with ACSC faculty members.

Academic Career Support Center

Academic Achievement Center (AAC)

The AAC is a peer support center where student tutors provide the main source of academic self-study support.

Academic Achievement Center

Language Development and Intercultural Studies Center (LDIC)

The LDIC is a foreign language self-study facility open to students, faculty/staff, and the general public. It also supports activities that facilitate language development and intercultural communication.

Language Development and Intercultural Studies Center

Campus Test Support

ALAC helps administer several standardized tests at AIU such as the TOEFL®, TOEIC®, IELTS™ and the CLA. AIU student should consult the ALAC tab on ATOMS for the most up-to-date information on when various tests will be offered.