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.
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
42 World Languages available:
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
This service is free of charge.
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.
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.
Please see open hours at below link.
ALC Tel. +81-(0)18-886-5815