Saturday, December 14, 2019, 1:24 PM
Site: Niuolahiki Distance Learning
Course: Niuolahiki Distance Learning (Niuolahiki)
Glossary: Niuolahiki Testimonials

“What a blessing

to have updated books and material to study the Hawaiian language. This course is an invaluable tool for those of us living on the U.S. Continent.” -Niuolahiki Self-directed Student

“いくつか

の構文を習得できた単語を習得できた。” -Niuolahiki Self/Teacher-directed Student, HAA, Tōkyō, Japan

“ハワイ語

の文法を理解しました。ハワイアンとちょっとした会話はできましたよ。” -Niuolahiki Self/Teacher-directed Student, HAA, Tōkyō, Japan

“期間の

短い中ではありましたが簡単な文法を基礎から学ぶ事ができました。” -Niuolahiki Self/Teacher-directed Student, HAA, Tōkyō, Japan
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ʻʻAny type of

correspondence or online class takes dedication and a strong desire to learn on the part of the student. I believe this is especially true in learning a language by a method outside the classroom. However, the truly important other half of a course is the kumu who teaches it. My kumu for the Niuolahiki online Hawaiian language program have been extremely supportive and encouraging, answering all of my questions and providing extra resource material for me to study - even taking time out of their busy schedules to correct extra assignments I create for myself. -Likolani T., Everett, WA., Niuolahiki Teacher-directed Student

ʻʻAt first, I thought

this class was too difficult to follow or understand, but after going through the lessons it wasn't! I love participating in this self-directed class. I'm looking forward to continuing on to the next chapter. This a great way to learn Hawaiian language!” -Niuolahiki Self-directed Student

ʻʻI am a fan!

Your methodological approach to teaching the language makes it very accessible to anyone with interest. I am a firm believer that for adults, learning the grammar first, makes the success of immersion significantly higher. Given our schedules, not all of us can attend a physical course, but the Niuolahiki course, making use of technology makes this all possible. The program is great!” -Niuolahiki Teacher-directed Student

ʻʻI am a hula dancer

in Canada and have fallen in love with beauty of the Hawaiian language used in many of the songs and chants that I perform. The Niuolahiki program is essential for anyone who wants to learn ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi. The skills I have learned in such a short time have greatly increased my ability to speak Hawaiian. I even started dreaming in the Hawaiian language! I plan on continuing my studies with this program and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone! It's a real gift to be able to study online with this program! Mahalo nui loa!” -Niuolahiki Teacher-directed Student

ʻʻI am enjoying

very much the new version of ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi on-line! It is easy to access with just a simple web browser and all the information I need to get immersed in the beautiful Hawaiian language is right there. I found that knowing a little Hawaiian made my visit to the Islands much more meaningful - I started seeing words and phrases in many contexts that allowed me to appreciate Hawaiian culture in ways that is not possible without a sense for the language. Me ka mahalo from a grateful haumāna.” -ʻIkepela H., Niuolahiki Self-directed Student

ʻʻI am so excited

to start this online program that I just signed up for. My ʻohana and I currently live in a small northern California town and we don’t have the option to take a Hawaiian language class, dance or anything to do with our culture. We would have to drive about 75 miles to attend any kind of Hawaiian event. We are so grateful for the online Hawaiian language class. It allows my boys and I to learn together without having to drive miles away which would take time away from the rest of my ʻohana. I grew up learning certain Hawaiian phrases and words but because we traveled the world the language was lost. Majority of my ʻohana in the islands are pretty fluent so it is a blessing that we are able to learn our native language from home. Mahalo Nui!” -Leilani E., Oroville, CA., Niuolahiki Self-directed Student