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


how to get started

  1. If you are currently enrolled in another Hawaiian language program, course, class or group, please ask your teacher for their written permission allowing you to join Hālau ʻŌlelo. Upon requesting to join our Hālau ʻŌlelo Workspace, you will need to email a signed copy of that letter with your teacher's email contact.

  2. Order Nā Kai ʻEwalu, Puke 1 Hou, 2012 Edition, Mokuna 1-14 here. Need help with ordering? Email the Hale Kuamoʻo at <hkuamoo@hawaii.edu>.

  3. Receive your textbook.

  4. Click the "CLICK HERE TO REQUEST TO JOIN" button below.

  5. Answer all questions and agree to the Hālau ʻŌlelo Workspace rules.

  6. Private message a photo of your received textbook to @kumukainoa.

  7. Once added to the Hālau ʻŌlelo Workspace, read and respond to Kumu Kainoa's expectations.

  8. Watch the tutorial videos on how to navigate the Units.

  9. Post minimum once a week.

  10. Join any or all free video classes (links posted weekly in the Hālau ʻŌlelo Workspace) no matter the Track, Level, competency or proficiency in your Hawaiian language learning.


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