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Hawaiian Language 101

Learn, practice, speak and brush up the Hawaiin Language

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Course Highlights

  • Hoʻolauna (Introductions and Overview)
  • Nā Kauoha (Commands) me nā Welina (Greetings)
  • 'Ohana (Family)
  • Nā Nīnau 5 (5w's)

About the Course

Language of Instruction: Hawaiian, English

Course Description


The Hawaiian Language 101 online course is for anyone interested in learning, practicing, speaking or brushing up on their Hawaiian language/'Ōlelo Hawai'i.


The use of music, chanting and art will used to teach the Hawaiian Language. Here is the teacher's message:


“My goal in teaching this class is to perpetuate and preserve what was taught to me. I want my class to be a safe zone where making mistakes is okay and the important thing is everyone is learning and having fun in the process."


Hawaiian Language 101 class routine / agenda:


  • Oli (Chant)
  • Mele (Song)
  • Ho'olauna (Introduction)
  • Kuisa (Quiz)/'Ōlelo No'eau (Hawaiian Proverb) *If there is no quiz then the 'ōlelo no'eau comes first.
  • Ha'awina (Lesson)/Pahuhopu (Goal / Objective)
  • Hua'ōlelo Hou (New Vocabulary Words)
  • Pule (Prayer)


Hawaiian Language 101 online course package:


  • 4 LIVE interactive online classes
  • View class recordings after the class is over


Resources for Hawaiian Language 101 online course:


  • Puke Wehewehe 'Ōlelo Hawai'i (Hawaiian Dictionary by Kawena Pūku'i)
  • Nā Kai 'Ewalu- Beginning Hawaiian Lessons By Kauanoe Kamanā & Pila Wilson
  • Hakalama- By 'Aha Pūnana Leo
  • Puke 'Ōlelo No'eau- Hawaiian Proverbs by Kawena Pūku'i


Hawaiian Language 101 online course schedule:


Next group starts third week of october
Friday & Saturday @ 9am-10am HST (Hawaii time)


  • Hawaiian Class 1 : Lā Mua (First Day of Class) Introductions and Overview of course objectives
  • Hawaiian Class 2 : Ha'awina (Lesson) #1: Nā Kauoha (Commands) me nā Welina (Greetings)
  • Hawaiian Class 3 : Ha'awina #2: 'Ohana (Family)
  • Hawaiian Class 4 : Ha'awina #3: Nā Nīnau 5 (5w's)

About the Instructor

KANEOHE, United States

Heitiare “Kawehi” Kammerer is a Hawaiian Language Immersion teacher at Hau'ula Elementary certified and licensed to teach Elementary K-6. She holds a B.A. in Art 2 Dimensional and a Minor in Hawaiian Studies from Brigham Young University of Hawai'i. She has a great love for the Hawaiian language, culture, art and music. Heitiare wants to share is knowledge in efforts to help to preserve and perpetuate the Hawaiian language and culture.

maika'i loa!

Julia Widdop

Is this class active now? 2/10/2015

362 days 40 minutes ago