We Make Learning Hawaiian Convenient For You
E Ola Ka ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi–The Hawaiian Language Shall Live

Learning Hawaiian

Aloha and welcome to Niuolahiki! The ʻAha Pūnana Leo is proud to offer self-directed online Hawaiian language lessons. Our new chapter lessons are:
  • User friendly: One click and the interactive lessons begin.
  • Self-paced: You control the flow of learning material.
  • Convenient: Enroll and study at anytime from anywhere.
  • Affordable: $30.00 per chapter, pay-as-you-go.

 Register and Enroll in 4 Easy Steps 

Note: The optional Nā Kai ʻEwalu textbook is sold separately HERE. You do not need the textbook to begin the online lessons, but it is a good resource to add to your library and for easy reference.

If you have any questions or need assistance:

  • Email us: niuolahiki@ahapunanaleo.org
  • Call us: (808) 321-6468 (Please leave a message as we are experiencing a large volume of automated calls.)

If you forgot your password, reset your password HERE. Your username will always be your email address. If you are still unsure on how to enroll into a class, please review our short How to Enroll tutorial.

The first initial chapters of 25 total Nā Kai ʻEwalu chapters are currently available for purchase (pay-as-you-go, chapter-by-chapter). You can register and begin at anytime. Payment is made via a secure connection to PayPal either via your PayPal account or via credit or debit card. Once payment is complete, you are automatically re-directed to the class page and can begin immediately. Upon successful completion of a chapter exam, you are eligible to receive a beautiful certificate of completion (one per chapter) via email for each self-directed chapter acknowledging your effort and commitment.

You will enjoy online learning if you answer “Yes” to the following:

  • I like working and learning on a computer.
  • I am self-disciplined enough to follow lessons on my own.
  • I am comfortable learning independently. Not being able to see the instructor face-to-face does not bother me.

Learn more about our self-directed courses in detail under the “Course categories” column to the left. Bundle specials are also available.

After looking closer at the the history of Hawaiʻi and her language, we hope that you will consider learning Hawaiian with us. Your participation in these classes contribute to the efforts to revitalize Hawaiian as a daily spoken language. E ola ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi. The Hawaiian language shall live.

Become a part of our growing online ʻohana today! Kākou like nō hoʻi! Join us!

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It's Mele Manaka Time!
by Admin Niuolahiki - Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 8:36 PM

Aloha e ko Niuolahiki,

Here are two great videos from 2012 and 2013 covering this special time of the year in Hilo in regards to Mele Manaka and ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi!

For our students abroad, watch the live online broadcast and look for "Niuolahiki" in the KFVE chat room. E kolekole (talk story) kākou!


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Niuolahiki Upgrade: 12/27/17
by Admin Niuolahiki - Saturday, December 16, 2017, 12:35 AM

Aloha mai,

Niuolahiki will be upgraded over the winter break. Please makaʻala as the theme of the site will change. The overall navigation, however, will be the same. As a result of this upgrade, Niuolahiki should be mobile-friendly as well when logging on via smartphone or tablet.

Therefore, Niuolahiki will be down from 12:01am-6am HST on 12/27/17 for the upgrade.

Mahalo a nui,
na ke Kime Hoʻoulu ʻOhana