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
For students who have successfully completed Hawaiian 3 and above. Students will watch film interviews with native speakers (no subtitles), ... More »
Beginning pronunciation, classroom phrases, greetings and introductions. Introduction to descriptive words, singular personal pronouns, this... More »
Students must have completed 10 quarters of Hawaiian and be able to express themselves in Hawaiian. Introduction of passive voice and hiki.... More »
Students must have completed Hawaiian 3. Review of all sentence types/structures learned. Review of ʻami (and their function) and plurals. ... More »
Students must have completed 6 semesters of Hawaiian. Review all basic sentence structures, tenses, plurals, and ʻami and their functions. ... More »
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