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Language Development and Intercultural Studies Center

Language Development and Intercultural Studies Center (LDIC)

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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: 12 Stations
Open Learning Space: 22 Seats
Study Booth: 4 Seats
Reading Lounge: 24 Seats

Learning Materials

42 World Languages available:

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

The Language Development and Intercultural Center (LDIC) has a wide range of learning materials available for use by students taking the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program and foreign language practice courses, as well as for students aiming to learn a foreign language for a range of reasons including studying abroad.

Xreading (materials for extensive English reading), Rosetta Stone® (for learning conversational language skills in 24 languages), and OverDrive® (for enjoying audiobooks and foreign language books) are available online and are accessible from anywhere.

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.
*Available languages: Chinese, English, French, Korean, Russian, Spanish, etc.

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.

Infinity Room

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Under the university’s concept of Applied International Liberal Arts, students deepen their cross-disciplinary studies in various academic fields, from humanities to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). That said, it is also true that some students are weaker in mathematics and other science-related subjects.

This Infinity Room is an experimental space where students can come and go as they please, both in person and online, to “experience” and enjoy mathematics. This playful space satisfies students’ curiosity, inviting them to use mathematics as a gateway to STEM subjects and to enhance and balance their liberal arts education.

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Open Hours

Please see open hours at below link.

LDIC Schedule

Contact

ALAC Tel. +81-(0)18-886-5815