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Students sponsor free Hawaiian language class at UH-Manoa

The undergraduate student government at UH Mānoa is hosting a free weekly, non-credit Hawaiian language class on the Mānoa campus in the spring 2020 semester. The course will be taught by fluent ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi speakers.

The classes, which begin on Jan. 22, will be offered free of charge to all UH Mānoa students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members at the campus center.  No registration is required.

The sessions are designed to benefit both those who intend to attend all sessions and those who wish to attend only one session, allowing anyone to attend as many or as few sessions as they choose.

“We are very excited to begin offering this Hawaiian language course for members of the UH Mānoa community,” said Associated Students of University Hawaii Senator Raiyan Rafid, who introduced the bill which appropriated funds for the ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi course. “As an indiginous-serving institution, we feel that everyone deserves the opportunity to learn ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, and we hope that this initiative will help to further the university’s goal of becoming a true ‘Hawaiian place of learning.’”

 

The sessions are designed to benefit both those who intend to attend all sessions and those who wish to attend only one session, allowing anyone to attend as many or as few sessions as they choose.

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