Campus Life

Learning Support Facilities

Active Learning Center

picture of ALC

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

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

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

Organizational Map of ALC

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

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

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

Infinity Room

The 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.

Infiny Room

Campus Test Support

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