Hālau ʻŌlelo

Introduction

Hālau ʻŌlelo is a Hawaiian language training and development program that offers live and online courses. Our super diverse global community of students, mentors and teachers choose to participate in a traditional Hawaiian way of learning to develop proficiencies in Hawaiian language writing, listening, speaking and research. 

Areas of Study

Track 1 - Written Hawaiian Language

This track offers participants the tools and technology to develop proficiencies in Hawaiian language reading and writing. The scope and sequence of this track goes as follows:

  • Level 1 -  Introductory Hawaiian
  • Level 2 - Beginning Hawaiian
  • Level 3 - Intermediate Hawaiian
  • Level 4 - Advanced Hawaiian
  • Level 5 - Translation
  • Level 6 - Written Autobiography Artifact
  • Each level is approximately a year long (4 classes a month for a minimum of 12 months) Hawaiian course designed to introduce students to Hawaiian language course text, word categories and functions, vocabulary, short expressions, sentence parts and sentence patterns.
  • In each level course students will:
    • Shift existing ways of previous language and culture literature learning
    • Identify Hawaiian word categories and word functions, parts of a sentence to a whole sentence
    • Become aware of Hawaiian pronunciation
    • Generate actionable translation strategies
    • Offer and receive authentic feedback and support
    • Understand how to reference course text for future use

Track 2 - Spoken Hawaiian Language

This track will enable students to students to identify, practice and develop their proficiencies in Hawaiian language listening expression and speaking expression.

  • Level 1 - Conversation
  • Level 2 - Storytelling
  • Level 3 - Speech
  • Level 4 - Transcription
  • Level 5 - Interview
  • Level 6 - Spoken Autobiography Artifact
  • Each level is approximately a year long (4 classes a month for a minimum of 12 months) Hawaiian language course designed to introduce students to visual and aural recordings, oratory forms and functions, contextual vocabulary, expression variation, and adaptation of sentence parts and sentence patterns.
  • In each level course students will:
    • Shift existing ways of previous language and culture speaking and listening.
    • Identify Hawaiian communicative forms, functions and contexts
    • Develop appropriate Hawaiian pronunciation in speech
    • Implement actionable translation strategies on-demand
    • Offer and receive authentic feedback and support
    • Understand how to reference course resources for future use

Track 3 - Cultural Hawaiian Language

This track will empower participants to design, create and maintain a community project.

  • Level 1 - Context
  • Level 2 - Relationship
  • Level 3 - Point of View
  • Level 4 - Responsibility
  • Level 5 - Stewardship
  • Level 6 - Community Project Engagement Artifact
  • Each student's course participation is individualized by their availability, completion of course attendance and work, and point of exit. Not all students will choose to complete the entire program. Students may enroll in multiple tracks at the same time. Each level is a prerequisite to the following level. Tracks have no prerequisite.
  • Course text and resources will be shared after sign up.

Payment

Online classes are an hour long.

$13.75 USD per hour for public class per individual

$27.50 USD per hour for private class per individual

If you are interested in creating another type of class (in-person group, in-person private, webinar auditorium, etc.) or have any further questions, please contact us.

Sign Up

New students will complete and submit the Hālau ʻŌlelo Enrollment Phone Meeting form one month in advance of their enrolled month.

In that phone meeting, an enrollment colleague will create a Hālau ʻŌlelo orientation.

Upon completion of the Hālau ʻŌlelo Enrollment Phone Meeting, students will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours with further instructions.