19-4074 Old Volcano Rd, Volcano, HI 96785
Have you always wanted to learn Hawaiian but haven’t had the time? Just visiting the islands and want to immerse yourself in the culture? Or, are you new to the islands and unsure of how to pronounce street and place names? There are ever-increasing numbers of fluent Hawaiian speakers and now you can begin to learn this rich and vibrant language.
Volcano Art Center is proud to present Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, a beginning Hawaiian language course taught by University of Hawai‘i at Hilo instructor ʻĀlika Guerrero. Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi will be offered for 8 weeks every Friday night beginning July 14, from 6pm – 7:30pm. This basics class will focus on simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure.
Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is Nā Kai ʻEwalu and it is available at the UH Hilo bookstore. It is also recommended for students to have a Hawaiian language dictionary.
ʻĀlika holds a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, History, and Anthropology from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, and is currently pursuing his M.A. in Hawaiian Language and Literature. He has been teaching community Hawaiian language courses for 3 years.