Hawaii Literacy offers free classes in English and gaining language skills related to real life situations. 

Our program is designed to be an open environment supporting anyone needing assistance from a variety of skill levels, backgrounds and commitment levels. Students may come one time only, as needed, or on a consistent basis. Services are available for speakers of all abilities - from beginners to advanced.

HOURS & Locations

St. elizabeth's church
(next to kaumakapili church)

***While waiting for repairs to be done at Kaumakapili Church, temporary classes with a modified schedule will be held at St. Elizabeth's Church.

Wed, Thurs, Fri: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Our first returning class will be on Thursday, August 25, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Those attending will meet the instructor, Justin, and other students at Kaumakapili Church and we will walk down to St. Elizabeth's Church, located next door.


Volunteers can assist at our Drop-In-Center in a variety of ways. Some volunteers elect to design or teach their own classes. Others act as joint-teachers or teacher's assistants. Many attend on Saturdays between 10:30 a.m. and 12 Noon when we break students into 1-1 pairs or small groups. Volunteers can then help the students with their classwork or practice — it's a casual way to volunteer while giving English Language Learners some individualized assistance. Please fill out an application here to get started. 


Justin Jansen, Adult Literacy Program Manager
Tel: (808) 537-6706
E-mail: justin.jansen@hawaiiliteracy.org

THE English language learner program is MADE POSSIBLE WITH GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM:

The Rose Perenin Foundation, the City and County of Honolulu Grants in Aid Program, and the Daughter's of the American Revolution Aloha Chapter