Course Description

Ma Ka Hana Ka Ike in the Hawaiian language is an Olelo Noeau meaning “In working one learns.” (Pukui 1983). 

Kapiolani Community College Interpret Hawaii Program is committed to perpetuating Hawaii’s diverse history, culture and language.  Join us for a summer series where instructor, Iwalani Koide weaves together a series of engaging and interactive sessions designed to inspire your appreciation for the vast history, language, and culture of Hawaii.  This 3-part series will introduce you to basic Hawaiian Language through common activities like lei making, exercising, and of course eating Hawaiian-syle.

Participants are encouraged to register for all 6 sessions in the series, but can opt to register for each session individually.  There will be 2 two-hour sessions per week each focusing on a different theme: Hawaii Pae Aina, Olakino, and Hoolaulea.

E kipa mai a a‘o i ka ‘olelo Hawai‘i.

(Come visit and learn to speak Hawaiian)


Course Outline

3 Sessions with Themese

Hawai‘i Pae ‘Aina

June 19 – 20, 2019

6:00 – 8:00 pm

In this session, students will be introduced to the islands of Hawai‘i. The basic Hawaiian language learned here will include identifying and describing place names the locations.



July 10 – 11, 2019

6:00 – 8:00 pm

In this session, students will learn movement and different forms of exercise of old Hawai‘i and today. The basic Hawaiian language will include active sentences describing movement.



August 7 – 8, 2019

6:00 – 8:00 pm

In this session, students will engage in food preparation and celebration Hawaiian style. Hawaiian Language will include music & basic conversations.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the program, participants will be able to use the knowledge gained to:

  1. Utilize vocabulary and language skills in real life activities with family, work, and school
  2. Recognize the relationship between the practices and perspectives of Hawai‘i’s culture.


If you are a student with a documented disability and have not voluntarily disclosed the nature of your disability so that we may coordinate the accommodations you need, you are invited to contact the Disability Support Services Office (DSSO) in ‘Ilima 107, ph.734-9552, or email kapdss@hawaii.edu for assistance. For students whose primary disability is Deaf or hard of hearing, contact the KCC Deaf Center at ph. 734-9210 (V), 447-1379 (videophone), or email kapdeaf1@hawaii.edu.

Please note: you will need to contact Kapi’olani CC’s DSSO or Deaf Center to request accommodations in a Kapi’olani CC course even if you’ve already registered or are receiving services at another UH campus’s disability support program.


Kapi‘olani Community College Refund/Drop Policy:

100% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made 10 business days or more prior to start date of course.

50% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made 5-9 business days prior to start date of course.

0% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made less than 5 business days prior to start date of




  • Knowledge of global geography, politics and economics.
  • Effective verbal, non-verbal, and written communication skills with respect to similarities and differences within cultures and languages.
  • Knowledge and application of global business etiquette and protocol.
  • Awareness of educational practices.
  • Awareness of the importance of religion, traditions, and contemporary trends.
  • Awareness of gender and generational roles.
  • Awareness of social and business trends.
  • Awareness of factors that may contribute to national pride and unity.
  • Awareness of current news and events that may impact global business and economics.
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