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 a week. Classes are typically held from 8:30am to 12:30pm, but may also be held from 1:00pm to 5:00pm depending on student enrollment.

Students are placed in one of 6 English levels – each level taking 12 weeks to complete – after an oral and/or written placement test conducted prior the start of their course. 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 their students well and help them with their individual language needs. Students in this course must be at least 16 years of age.

2017 Intensive Course Calendar (PDF)



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.

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 4 levels – Beginner, Level One, Level Two, and Level Three – after an oral and/or written test conducted prior to their first Elective Class.

Elective Classes allow students the flexibility to create their 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 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.



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.

1 Hour Lesson –  $35

1.5 Hour Lesson – $50

Skype id – hawaiipalmsenglish



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? Wish 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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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 they 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 – 1week course (Monday – Friday)
Starting dates in 2016: 10/3, 11/4, 12/5
Starting dates in 2017: 1/23, 2/27, 4/17, 5/17, 6/26, 9/18, 10/16, 11/13, 12/11

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 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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Intensive Packages

Our English Intensive Packages offer students the opportunity to combine their English studies with either a Homestay, Surfing, Hula, Ukulele, Yoga, or Scuba Diving Program.

Pick from one of 4, 8, or 12-week packages and get a deeper understanding of Hawaii, its culture, and the people that make up this this beautiful place.

Homestay Package includes accommodation with a local family and two meals a day.

Surfing Package includes surf lessons and board rentals.

Hula Package includes two lessons a week at Palms.

Ukulele Package includes two lessons a week at Palms.

Yoga Package includes 10 lessons at a yoga studio in Waikiki, plus 2, 4, 6 Yoga Wellness Classes.

Scuba Diving Package includes two days of instruction, dives, and open water certificate (pending a passing grade).


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