Ahonui has created this unique website for you to learn this beautiful language of Hawaiʻi. She graduated from Kamehameha Schools and entered into the Hawaiian Language program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Hawaiian Studies and continued to earn her teaching certificate through Kahuawaiola, a teaching program dedicated to Hawaiian medium education. She has acquired teaching experience at a Hawaiian medium education school where, yes, EVERYTHING is taught through the Hawaiian language. It's amazing!
The best way to learn a language is to surround yourself with the language as much as possible. Have a few minutes in the car? Then listen to some audio of the Hawaiian language (or even Hawaiian music). Have some extra post-it notes lying around the house? Then label your kitchen. Want to practice Hawaiian pronunciation? Then get yourself a book written in Hawaiian and start reading aloud. Each small step you take towards speaking Hawaiian will pay off in the long-run.
This website is mostly set-up for those that are looking to learn the Hawaiian language and may not have easy access. This little place online will help you learn the basics of the language and will give you many opportunities to study and learn this unique Polynesian language. Whether you are looking to learn ʻōlelo (language) because of ancestral ties, or just want to try something new, Ahonui will give you all she has to offer in these fun Hawaiian language lessons.
E mālama pono (take care).