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
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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 passive voice and hiki. Read "Ka Nohona Kua'aina". Introduction to ki'a pepeke and expressing before/after, when, in... More about Papa Mo'olele a me Kama'ilio 4

  • Papa Na'ana Waena

    Review all basic sentence structures, tenses, plurals, and ʻami and their functions. Speaking Hawaiian in class. Review of locatives. Translation of paragraphs from English to Hawaiian and composing paragraphs in Hawaiian about pictures presented to the class. Students must have... More about Papa Na'ana Waena