HĀLau ʻŌLelo

A Free Virtual Hawaiian Language School

Master Hawaiian language, any time, anywhere

Our Mission

To foster Hawaiian language mastery of geographically dispersed Native Hawaiians, Hawaiian language speakers and learners


Program Overview

Program Overview


REQUEST TO JOIN

One request per person. Kumu Kainoa will deny your request if you fail to follow any/all the instructions listed below:

  1. If you are currently/will be enrolled in another hālau, Hawaiian language program, course, class or group, ask your teacher for their written permission allowing you to join Hālau ʻŌlelo. Forward the written permission to halauolelo@gmail.com and copy your teacher in the email.

  2. Order Nā Kai ʻEwalu, Puke 1 Hou, 2012 Edition, Mokuna 1-14 here. Need help with ordering, especially with international orders? Contact information provided on the upper right hand corner of the form here. You will receive instructions regarding Level 2-6 course materials if are eligible to graduate level 1.

  3. Receive your textbook. Take a picture as proof of purchase. All learners will start in Track 1 Level 1 no matter your educational experience in Hawaiian.

  4. Write an email that includes all the questions below (1-6) and your answers for each question. A paragraph should have 5-7 sentences:

    1. Introduce yourself (2 paragraphs minimum)

    2. Why do you want to learn Hawaiian? (1-2 paragraphs)

    3. Why do you want to learn with Hālau ʻŌlelo? (1-2 paragraphs)

    4. If/When you are approved as a member of Hālau ʻŌlelo, what do you want to get out of your participation in Hālau ʻŌlelo? (1 paragraph minimum)

    5. If/When you are approved as a member of Hālau ʻŌlelo, in what ways will you give back to Hālau ʻŌlelo? (1 paragraph minimum)

    6. As a potential member and graduate of Hālau ʻŌlelo, how will you share Hawaiian language education and serve (free of personal financial gain) Native Hawaiians, Hawaiian language speakers and learners? (2 paragraphs minimum)

    7. Attach your picture of the textbook.

  5. Ensure your email is free of errors and meets the requirements listed above. Requests that have errors and do not meet the requirements above will be declined immediately.

  6. Once you have finalized your request, email your request and attached photo of textbook to halauolelo@gmail.com.

  7. Kumu Kainoa will get back to you with next steps.


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