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

Our 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 advanced to beginning.

HOURS & Locations

Drop-In Center-- 766 N. King Street, Honolulu 

Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, 10:00 AM – 11:20 AM; Sat 9:00 AM – 12:00

Open 1-on-1 help and tutoring is available during the Saturday session from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM. First time students can register when they come to their first class. The Drop-In Center is located in the ground level of the Community Center at Kaumakapili Church in Kalihi on King Street near A’ala Park, next to Tamashiro’s Market.

Kuhio Park-- 1445 Linapuni StREET, Tower A, STE118 

Mon, Wed, Fri  2:00 PM - 3:30 PM                                                                     

  ***Open to residents of Kuhio Park only

Mayor Wright Homes--521 Kukui Street, Bldg 25A   

Mon, Wed, Fri  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM                                                           

***Open to residents of Mayor Wright Homes only


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 assisstants. Many attend on Saturdays between 10:30 AM 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 speaking--its a casual way to volunteer while giving English Language Learners some individualized assistance. Please fill out an application here to get started. 


Sam Skeist, ELL Program Coordinator
E-mail: samuel.skeist@hawaiiliteracy.org
Tel: 352-7797

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