Course Description

The Hawaiian Language Basic Grammar and Pronunciation is an introductory course to the Hawaiian language. We will look at basic grammar, pronunciation, sentence structure, and diacritical marks – the ‘okina (glottal stop) and the kahako (macron). We will also have simple conversations and translate simple phrases.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the history of the Hawaiian language
  2. Pronounce Hawaiian words properly
  3. Create simple sentences using diacritical marks
  4. Practice translating Hawaiian - English


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 the start date of course.

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


There is no prerequisites for this workshop and is appropriate for those without any previous experience in the language.

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Online - Real-time
9:00AM to 10:15AM
Jun 05, 2021 to Jun 26, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Online Synchronous  
Course Fee(s)
General non-credit $50.00
  • Eva Hubbard
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