World Languages Institute: Hawaiian

The Hawaiian language is a Polynesian language and, along with English, is an official language of the state of Hawaii. Our classes are a great way to start learning Hawaiian. Lessons are interactive and engaging. They are also easy to fit into your schedule because they meet one evening a week for eight weeks.

The Hawaiian for Beginners class is designed for adults with little or no experience in the language.

Along with helping you practice basic pronunciation, beginning Hawaiian lessons cover how to:
•Use proper Hawaiian grammar and syntax
•Ask and respond to basic questions
•Engage in simple exchanges
•Develop an understanding of the Hawaiian culture

Current Hawaiian Classes

  • Papa Mo'olele a me Kama'ilio 4

    This course is designed for students who have completed 12 quarters of Hawaiian and are able to express themselves in Hawaiian. Review of p... More »

  • Papa Na'ana Waena

    Review all basic sentence structures, tenses, plurals, and ʻami and their functions. Speaking Hawaiian in class. Review of locatives. Trans... More »

Featured Instructor

Jamie Lucero, Instructor and Translation Tools Expert

Jamie Lucero, Translation and Interpretation Certificate Instructor, is a translation tools expert who teaches others who are highly fluently bilingual how to use these tools. Read more. . .

Related Programs

If Hawaiian Interests You, Check Out:

Search the Course Catalog