E ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Kākou - Overview
E ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Kākou
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E ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Kākou - Hawaiian Language Learning Opportunity

In partnership with the Office of Hawaiian Education (OHE) along with the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Education (HIDOE), the University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges (UHCC) offers limited subsidized, introductory Hawaiian language college credit courses at no-cost to HIDOE employees.

There are two (2) options for DOE Employees to enroll in Hawaiian language courses:

  • Option 1: Take a course at a UH Community College.
    Enroll directly in open credit courses offered on the official schedule of courses at any UHCC campus as space permits.

  • Option 2: Form a group and have a custom class hosted at your school, a UHCC campus, online, or other.
    Enroll in custom, closed UHCC courses for credit taught by college-approved faculty for HIDOE employees only, arranged through a HIDOE unit leader and UHCC custom course contact.

All HIDOE employees are invited to participate. In order to receive the tuition benefit, Elementary Hawaiian (HAW 101 & 102) requires submission of a payment voucher approved by employeeʻs supervisor and Intermediate Hawaiian (HAW 201 & 202) requires submission of a payment voucher approved by employeeʻs supervisor. Upon successful completion, HIDOE Bargaining Unit 05 employees are able to receive Professional Development (PD) credits and all enrolling HIDOE employees are able to receive college credits.

The aim of the ‘Ōlelo Hawaiʻi Initiative is to increase awareness of Hawaiian Language and the essential role it plays in Hawaiiʻs educational system.


Click here for registration information for Leeward CC participants only


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