Daily Happenings at the ACC

Asian Language Learning Program

Interested in learning an Asian language and about Asian cultures? The ACC can help! Our informal classes are taught by volunteer teachers and focus on vocabulary, grammar, and basic survival phrases, in addition to an introduction of cultural customs and background. All classes are held at the Asian Culture Center. 

To register for these free classes, please email acc@indiana.edu.

This is an introductory class to Korean language and culture; the class will focus on simple conversations, learning the Korean phonetic alphabet, and cultural highlights.

Vietnamese Beginner Class is open to all who are interested in learning Vietnamese with no prior knowledge required. In this class, we will learn basic conversations and communicative conventions in the Vietnamese language. 

This class will improve on existing conversation skills by discussing events in China

This class is designed for upper beginners and lower intermediate Korean level students (i.e. equivalent of K200s classes in IU). In this class, we will be going through some basic/intermediate grammar and vocab, conversation, speaking in Korean. We will also go over a wide variety of topics such as Korean pop-culture, trends, and other interesting areas that students may have.

This course is designed for upper intermediate and advanced Korean level students. In this course, you will improve your speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills as well as cultural knowledge on Korean pop culture through Korean Webtoon and related Korean TV drama. Students will learn daily language commonly used in conversation, which are not typically found in traditional textbooks.

English Tutoring & Peer Support Service, beginning Jan. 21

The ACC is offering a FREE mentoring service to IU students led by peer mentors. These student peer mentors will provide advice, support, attention, and kindness to students who would like some guidance with cultural adjustment, campus life, and schoolwork. These one-on-one meetings may also be an opportunity for learners to practice conversational English and meet new friends. Walk-ins are welcome and no appointments are needed. Our volunteers come from different academic disciplines.


Current Hours


4:30-5:30 pm


12:00-5:30 pm


12:00-2:00 pm, 3:30-5:30 pm


12:00-1:45 pm, 4:00-6:00 pm


 12:00-3:00 pm


Individual, One-On-One, Asian Language Tutoring beginning Jan. 21

Interested in practicing an Asian language or need help with a homework assignment? The ACC can help! 

One-on-one tutoring is available at the ACC in the following languages for Spring 2020:

Korean drop-in tutoring

Tuesdays 12-3 pm

Mandarin drop-in tutoring

Fridays, 12-1 pm


More hours will be added as we add more tutors

After English and Spanish, the most spoken languages in the U.S. are Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

Source: WorldAtlas.com

Asian Cultures Around Campus, featuring Henna 101

Come to the ACC to learn the ancient Indian art of henna designs. We will have hands-on experience as well as the chance to learn basic techniques and designs. If bringing a group larger than 6, please email acc@indiana.edu in advance.




Asian Cultures Around Campus, featuring Calligraphy Lessons

No calligraphy lessons Fall 2019.

Learn and practice the ancient art of East Asian Calligraphy. During our meetings, the instructor will share interesting facts about calligraphy as well as teach you to write in the ancient script in both brush and hard-pen formats. For more information, please email acc@indiana.edu.

Let's Keep Talking at the ACC

By Appointment through CAPS
  • Wednesday 12:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 12:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Let's Keep Talking is a confidential and formal counseling and psychological services.  It is provided by CAPS licensed mental health providers.  They will see students at ACC during the certain designated hours.  The goal is to serve the underserved student population by reducing the environmental barriers for them to easily access to the mental health service at the site that they are familiar and comfortable with. Read more here.

Responding to Incidents of Casual and Everyday Racism

Need a place to talk about feeling discriminated on campus or in the community? Don’t know what to do when someone makes a racial comment about your friends or you? We can help! Please do not hesitate to contact us at the ACC. This service is provided to allow students to share personal experiences of racism and discuss ways of identifying, coping with, and confronting casual and everyday racism in a confidential atmosphere. For appointments and more info, please contact acc@indiana.edu.