ASUH offers free ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi classes at UH Mānoa

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Campus Center exteriorThe Hawaiian language classes will be held at UH Mānoa Campus Center.

The Associated Students of the University of Hawaiʻi (ASUH), the undergraduate student government at UH Mānoa, is hosting a free weekly, non-credit Hawaiian language class on the Mānoa campus in the spring 2020 semester. The course, offered in partnership with the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, will be taught by fluent ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi speakers.

The classes, which begin on January 22, will be offered free of charge to all UH Mānoa students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members.

“We are very excited to begin offering this Hawaiian language course for members of the UH Mānoa community,” said ASUH Senator Raiyan Rafid, who introduced the bill which appropriated funds for the ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi course. “As an indiginous-serving institution, we feel that everyone deserves the opportunity to learn ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, and we hope that this initiative will help to further the university’s goal of becoming a true ‘Hawaiian place of learning.’”

ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi course details

The first class session will be held on January 22, and will continue every Wednesday at 3 p.m., for the spring 2020 semester. No registration required.

The sessions are designed to benefit both those who intend to attend all sessions and those who wish to attend only one session, allowing anyone to attend as many or as few sessions as they choose.

Dates and locations

  • January 22, Campus Center Room 310
  • January 29, Campus Center Room 310
  • February 5, Campus Center Room 310
  • February 12, Campus Center Room 203E
  • February 19, Campus Center Room 310
  • February 26, Campus Center Executive Dining Room
  • March 4, Campus Center Room 310
  • March 11, Campus Center Room 310
  • March 25, Campus Center Room 310
  • April 1, Campus Center Room 310
  • April 8, Campus Center Room 310
  • April 15, Campus Center Room 310
  • April 22, Campus Center Room 310
  • April 29, Campus Center Room 310
  • May 6, Campus Center Room 310