MONDAYS 9:30-10:30am (check course start dates)
Taught by Kumu Kawika Makanani. Kumu Kawika Makanani holds a BA in Hawaiian Studies (UH Mānoa). Although his 40-year career as a Hawaiian Studies educator was conducted mainly in English, ’ōlelo Hawai‘i was always intertwined in his non-‘ōlelo curriculum. Knowledge of ‘ōlelo makuahine is crucial to understanding our kūpuna heritage, and also allows us to appreciate contemporary Hawaiian culture.
Course materials will be handed out at the first session. Seating is limited to 20 haumāna (students).
Please contact us at (808) 773-7047 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a spot!
2019 CLASS DESCRIPTIONS AND SCHEDULE (while these classes will include many returning students whom are progressing through Kumu Kawika Makanani’s curriculum, new students are welcome!)
- Conversational Hawaiian I
- Spring: Jan 28, Feb 4/11/25, March 4/11
- Fall: July 22/29, Aug 5/12/19/26
- Conversational Hawaiian II
- Spring: March 25, April 1/8/15/22/29
- Fall: Sept 9/16/23/20, Oct 7/14
- Conversational Hawaiian III
- Oct 28, Nov 4/18/25, Dec 2
- Hawaiian Culture:
- May 13/20, June 3/10
- This class series is a survey of how the pre-contact Hawaiian people survived and thrived as seen through activities derived from their core concepts, beliefs, and values. Some aspects of cultural evolution in the 19th and 20th centuries, and contemporary events and issues, will also be discussed.
- Hawaiian Literature
- June 17/24, July 1/8
- This is a companion to the Hawaiian Culture course, and will touch upon stories and chants that help to illustrate the intellectual capacity, creative ability, and historical documentation of the pre-contact Hawaiian people. Both classics and mundane pieces will be discussed, along with efforts to record, publish, and translate them since 1778
Please call us at (808) 773-7047 or send an email to email@example.com to sign up for a spot!
Entrance on Keawe Street. FREE Parking!