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Testimonials

At 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 module. This a great way to learn Hawaiian language!”

-Niuolahiki Self-directed Student

This distance learning program has been an awesome experience. I have not only learned the grammatical basis of ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi but have been able to start learning how to speak it appropriately.”

-Niuolahiki Teacher-directed Student

I must say that I am thoroughly enjoying this course. I have been trying to learn to speak Hawaiian for what seems forever. In fact, I just about gave up when I received an email inviting me to visit ʻAha Pūnana Leo’s website for the Hawaiian language and to look at the course being offered. I have taken courses in the past that didn’t pan out. I had to drop the courses because of the distance I had to drive every week to attend classes; or they were for one day only, or after two or three classes they would be canceled. Very frustrating! It’s wonderful that I can now learn at my own pace and in the comfort of my home.”

-Niuolahiki Self-directed Student

I am amazed at the ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi skills I have mastered in such a short period of time. I belong to a hālau hula here in Canada, and having this opportunity to learn the Hawaiian language to enhance my hula is wonderful. Mahalo nui loa!”

-Niuolahiki Teacher-directed Student

I was raised during the time when the language was not taught in the home. My mother spoke the language fluently and my tūtū guys spoke no English. How can it be that we were never taught the language of our ancestors? The answer to that question is, “because it was a time when to speak Hawaiian was frowned on and not encouraged.” We all know that era and many of us who grew up during that time are now seeking to learn the language. This course is giving us the chance we never had. It is filling that void that we had no say in as we grew up. I thank ʻAha Pūnana Leo for stepping up and creating this language course. So many more of us will now learn to speak the Hawaiian language and have that much more of a chance to teach our future generations. And yes, the Hawaiian language will live on for generations to come.”

-Māwae C., Niuolahiki Self-directed Student


Testimonials