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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.


Multi-Purpose Rooms
Speaking/Listening Rooms
DVD Stations
Open Learning Space
Study Booth
Reading Lounge

Learning Materials

Various kinds of learning materials are available in more than 40 World Languages.
*Available languages: 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, etc.

Collection of English versions of Japanese manga is also available.

Collection of English versions of Japanese manga

Collection of English versions of Japanese manga

KIMETSU NO YAIBA © 2016 by Koyoharu Gotouge/SHUEISHA Inc.
NARUTO © 1999 by Masashi Kishimoto/SHUEISHA Inc.
ONE PIECE © 1997 by Eiichiro Oda/SHUEISHA Inc. 

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) and Rosetta Stone® (for learning conversational language skills in 24 languages) 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.


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


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