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The ultimate escape to paradise, Hawaii’s eight beautiful islands offer an incomparable immersion into some of the world’s most dazzling waters, stunning landscapes, and unique culture. Enrich your Hawaiian experience by becoming a hoaloha (friend) of the island through language. Hawaii’s art, dance, music, and cuisine come to life when you learn the ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language). Whether you’re learning hula on Kauai, riding a mule through the breathtaking trails of the Kalaupapa Peninsula, or dining at a five-star bistro in Oahu, Hawaii’s oasis awaits you.

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People

Click a topic below to see the grammar goals and conversational goals for each chapter.

  • Who Are You?
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    People

    Who Are You?

    • Greet others and bid them farewell
    • Identify subject pronouns
    • Introduce yourself
    • Meet new people
    • Be briefly introduced to verbless, definite sentences
    • Create simple equational sentences with adjectives
    • Understand the differences between personal pronouns
  • We Are Family.
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    People

    We Are Family.

    • Ask questions regarding familial relationships
    • Describe someone in relation to family members
    • Introduce someone else
    • Be briefly introduced to sentences with verbs
    • Create definite equational sentences with nouns
    • Use the 3 different forms of "the" correctly
  • Getting to Know You
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    People

    Getting to Know You

    • Articulate feelings
    • Describe physical characteristics
    • Express interest
    • Inquire about a stranger
    • Ask a yes / no question
    • Briefly practice sentences with verbs & tense
    • Make definite, verbless ‘O sentences negative
    • Use adverbs with adjectives
  • Home Sweet Home
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    People

    Home Sweet Home

    • Explain that you are a non-native speaker
    • Explain where you are from
    • Identify languages and countries
    • Inquire about someone’s ability to speak a language
    • Create a verbless prepositional sentence
    • Get acquainted with verbs with tense
    • Use direct and indirect objects in sentences
    • Use the right object preposition for various words
  • Where did you go to school?
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    People

    Where did you go to school?

    • Discuss past events
    • Discuss the merits of a school
    • Inquire about programs
    • Use of past tense in sentences with verbs
    • Use of ‘o for a proper name with a noun
    • Use verbless indefinite (a / an) sentences

Travel

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  • “How do you say….?”
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    Travel

    “How do you say….?”

    • Ask for clarification
    • Describe current actions
    • Give commands
    • Provide and obtain new information
    • Request new vocabulary
    • Be introduced to questions with interrogatives & verbs
    • Create affirmative & negative command sentences
    • Create present tense sentences with verbs & adverbs
    • Understand the use of ma instead of i as a preposition
    • Use kēlā & kēnā correctly
  • Haggling and Money
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    Travel

    Haggling and Money

    • Ask permission to do something
    • Ask the price for something
    • Count
    • Express desire to do something
    • Negotiate
    • State ability using the hiki sentence pattern
    • Use numbers in sentences without possession
    • Use two verbs in a sentence
  • What would you like?
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    Travel

    What would you like?

    • Express future plans
    • Express tastes
    • Identify various articles of clothing & colors
    • Question statements made by others
    • Create negative past, present, and future tenses
    • Use both forms of the word "and" in sentences
    • Use pronouns vs. nouns in negative sentences
  • The Shopping Spree
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    Travel

    The Shopping Spree

    • Acquire necessities
    • Find places to shop
    • Gather information from a native speaker
    • Inquire about shops in the local area
    • State where things are located
    • Use the 2 different forms of "there" correctly
    • Use Ua for present tense stative sentences
  • X marks the spot
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    Travel

    X marks the spot

    • Ask for and receive directions
    • Describe the distance from one location to another
    • Describe the location of one object in relation to another
    • Understand the dual meaning of makemake
    • Use interrogatives in questions
    • Use verbs as nouns
    • Use Eia instead of Aia

Activities

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  • Time to Play Sports
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    Activities

    Time to Play Sports

    • Discuss sports and exercises
    • Express general time relationships
    • Invite someone to join along
    • Use a direct object to modify a verb
    • Use interrogative word when in questions correctly
    • Use the 2 different forms of when correctly
  • My Favorite Season is Summer
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    Activities

    My Favorite Season is Summer

    • Ask about vacations and seasonal opportunities
    • Discuss the months of the year
    • Discuss the seasons
    • Start sentences with prepositional phrases
    • Use "why" and "where" in questions
    • Use He mea & an adjective to describe a noun
  • What Did You Do This Past Weekend?
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    Activities

    What Did You Do This Past Weekend?

    • Converse about the days of the week
    • Discuss weekend activities
    • Talk about age and birthdays
    • Use the terms weekday and weekend
    • Differentiate o- versus a-class possessives
    • Learn to use k-less possessive adjectives
    • Use numbers with verbless possession sentences
    • Use understood tense in verbless sentences
    • Use mau to show pluralization
  • Let’s Go to a Party.
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    Activities

    Let’s Go to a Party.

    • Make future plans
    • Tell time
    • Tell time in whole hours
    • Tell time using "quarter past" and "half past"
    • Tell time using minutes after and before the hour
    • Use command form with i to mean "should"
  • I’ll Miss this Place
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    Activities

    I’ll Miss this Place

    • Prepare for a departure
    • Strengthen relationships
    • Describe cause for verbless adjective sentences
    • Use of interrogative "what" as a direct object
    • Use of interrogative "who" as a subject

Places

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  • I Don’t Feel Well
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    Places

    I Don’t Feel Well

    • Ask for medication
    • Describe incomplete past events
    • Describe symptoms
    • Speak to a pharmacist or doctor
    • Use E...ana to describe incomplete past actions
    • Use pono as an adjective
  • Let's Eat!
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    Places

    Let's Eat!

    • Identify items on the dinner table
    • Offer assistance
    • Order a meal
    • Understand the customs of local dining
    • Use "please" at the end of a sentence
    • Use Aia a to denote once an action is done
    • Use ‘Akahi nō for first time action or an action just done
  • I Can’t Eat That!
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    Places

    I Can’t Eat That!

    • Ask whether a dish contains certain ingredients
    • Explain that you require a special diet
    • Give compliments
    • Reference senses
    • Use adjective based sentences with the five senses
    • Use loa‘a to state what one has or obtained
    • Use ‘a‘ohe to mean "none" or "never"
  • Help!
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    Places

    Help!

    • Ask questions
    • Declare that a problem exists
    • State that you do not know something
    • Create recent past using adverb particles iho and nei
    • Use adverb particle ‘ia to create passive verbs
    • Use inā to create "if" clauses
  • What is Your Emergency?
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    Places

    What is Your Emergency?

    • Answer questions
    • Find out what something is used for
    • Request emergency aid
    • Use verb marker i ... ai to mean "in order to"
    • Use I mea aha to ascertain an object's purpose