Language consultants play an important role in the language learning experience. The language consultants, Rice students who are native speakers or advanced learners of the languages taught at CLIC, serve as tutors and conversation partners for CLIC students. “The language consultants are my students’ gateway to the real world. They give students a safe place practice speaking Japanese outside of the classroom,” said Dr. Naoko Ozaki, Lecturer in Japanese at CLIC. Some first and second year languages courses require regular meetings with language consultants to help students develop speaking ability. Language consultants are also available for drop in meetings with students.

This service is free to all CLIC students. Tutoring takes place in Rayzor 116 & 116A.