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English Language Learner Classes

Imagine helping an adult increase his or her English speaking, reading, and writing skills in order to become a more active member of society. Hawaii Literacy’s Adult Drop-In Center and classes at The Towers at Kuhio Park and Mayor Wright Homes offer reading and writing assistance to adults with low-level literacy skills; it also offers small classes in speaking English and gaining language skills related to real life situations. English language software is also used to allow participants the opportunity to get comfortable with technology and work at their own pace.

The Drop-In Center 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 to English speakers and those with little English speaking capabilities




Depending upon the needs of those seeking assistance and on the availability of volunteers, our program offers one-to-one, small group, and classroom settings. Volunteers work with adults on a variety of subjects from the improvement of reading and writing skills to assisting with filling out forms, writing a letter, or studying for a Citizenship or Driver’s License test. Volunteers also offers assistance in speaking the English language. On-the job training will be provided to complement any previous experience volunteer may have.




Drop-In Center

Mon, Wed, Fri, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm; Sat 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

Kuhio Park

Mon  6:30 pm to 8 pm

Wed  5 pm to 7:30 pm

Mayor Wright Homes

Tues  9:30 am to 11 am

Thurs 9:30 am to 12 pm



Drop-In Center - Kaumakapili Church

766 N. King Street
Honolulu, HI 96817

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.

Google Map

Nearest Bus Stop: #1 King and Palama

Kuhio Park - KPT Family Library
1445 Linapuni Street
Honolulu, HI 96819

Mayor Wright Housing – MWH Family Library
521 Kukui Street, Bldg 25A
Honolulu, HI 96817



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



The English Language Learner Program and its operation are made possible with generous support from The Rose Perenin Foundation and the City and County of Honolulu Grants in Aid Program.

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