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Group & Private Lessons, English Intensive, TOIEC Preparation & More!

English Intensive Courses

English Intensive Course

Our English Intensive Course is an integrated ESL course that combines Conversation, Grammar, Listening, Pronunciation, Reading, and Writing. It consists of 4 hours of instruction a day, from Monday through Thursday, for a total of 16 hours and 20 minutes a week. Classes are typically held from 8:30am to 12:20pm, but may also be held from 1:00pm to 4:50pm, depending on student enrollment. Students receive 1 Elective ticket for every week they enroll in our Intensive Course.

Students are placed in one of 6 English levels after an oral and/or written placement test conducted prior the start of their course. Each of the levels takes 12 weeks to complete. Students must register for a minimum of one week and may start their course on any Monday.

Intensive classes are taught by the same teacher every day, which allows them to get to know you well and help you with your individual language needs. Students in this course must be at least 16 years of age.

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Take Elective English Classes at Hawaii Palms English School

Elective Classes

Elective Classes are hour-long lessons that focus on Conversation, Grammar, Survival English, Pronunciation, Idioms and Slang, and  Business English. Classes are held Monday through Friday afternoon, starting at 1:00pm, 2:10pm, and 3:20pm. Every Tuesday and Thursday we also offer Evening Elective classes, starting at 6:45pm.

How Elective Classes Work

Students purchase as many Elective Tickets as they wish and use them to schedule their classes. Depending on their proficiency level, students may take up to 19 classes per week. Students are placed in one of 3 levels – Beginner, Level One, Level Two – after an oral and/or written test conducted prior to your first Elective Class.

Elective Classes give you the flexibility to create your own class schedule and course of study. Students who schedule Elective Classes must be at least 16 years of age.

One Elective Ticket = One Elective Class

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Short Term English Study Program

Short-term Program

Our Short-term Program is based on our Elective Schedule and is designed for students who want a semi-intensive ESL program in a short period of time.

Students take 2 Elective Classes a day – one hour of Conversation and one hour of Grammar – from 1:00pm to 3:10pm.

There is no starting day for this program – students can start their program on any weekday and can register for 5, 10, or 15 consecutive days. Student enrolled in our Short-term Program must be at least 16 years of age.




Our Business course is an integrated ESL course that focuses on improving students’ overall English within a business context, where we practice and learn language relevant to the world of business.
This is a great course for students interested in better communicating in the world of business. The course is divide by weekly and daily topics, each of which introduces grammar and vocabulary related to the business topic.
This is a weekly course that allows students to start on any Monday and is open to students whose English proficiency is Intermediate and above.


TOEIC Preparation Courses

TOIEC Preparation Course

Our TOEIC Preparation Course is held Monday to Thursday from 2:10pm to 4:10pm and Friday from 10:30am to 12:30pm, and is designed to help students achieve a higher TOEIC score.

We use General English to discuss how the TOEIC exam is structured, what strategies should be used, and what skills should be developed. This class does not “teach to the test”; rather, it helps students improve the language skills you need in order to do well on the TOEIC test and, in turn, helps students improve their general knowledge of English. Students enrolled in this course take a two-hour practice test every Friday.

Students may start their course on any Monday and register for up to three weeks. Students must be at least 16 years of age to enroll in this course.


Yoga Package


YOGA WELLNESS COURSE & INSTRUCTOR COURSE – 1 Week course (Monday – Friday)
Starting dates in 2018: 2/12-16, 3/5-9, 4/9-13, 5/14-18, 6/4-8, 7/9-13, 9/10-9/14, 10/15-19, 11/5-9, 12/3-7

Learn English through yoga with this weekly course that is open to anybody over the age of 18. The course focuses on aspects of living a healthy lifestyle. We practice yoga at the park and conduct daily workshops related to yoga and wellness. Yoga and Wellness Seminars are held Monday – Friday.

This course is designed to help yoga instructors learn how to conduct yoga lessons in English. We cover basic yoga phrases that will help you communicate with your students. At the end of the course, students are tested on how well they conduct a yoga lesson in English.

The class is divided into two sections: Yoga Park Lesson and Wellness Workshop.
We practice basic Hatha Yoga at a beautiful beach park in Waikiki before grabbing a healthy smoothie (included in the course fee) on our way back to school for our Wellness class. Wellness topics include ways of leading a healthier life.
Yoga Wellness classes are great ways for students to practice yoga and learn about healthy lifestyles in the same class.

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Private & Semi-Private English Lessons

Private, Semi-Private, Group Lessons

Students with specific language goals and needs may find our Private, Semi-Private, and Group Lessons to be a very effective way of accelerating their progress. Students are free to choose the time and length of their class, as well as what they wish to study.

Need to improve your listening? Want to work on pronunciation? Conversation? Grammar? Survival English? Or maybe you need extra help to focus on your upcoming TOEIC or TOEFL Test. Whatever, whenever, and however you wish to study, our Private, Semi-Private, and Group Lessons are flexible and designed to fit your needs.

Students of all ages are welcome to join our Private, Semi-Private, and Group lessons.

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Take English Lessons By Skype

Skype Lessons

Study via Skype with one of Hawaii Palms English School’s teachers here in Hawaii!  Skype offers a unique medium to learn English and keep a digital record of the material studied.  With lessons ranging from pronunciation to grammar, you’re certain to improve your skills and become a better English speaker.

Skype English Lesson Fees

1 Hour Lesson –  $35

1.5 Hour Lesson – $50

Skype id – hawaiipalmsenglish



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