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International

Arrival Course in English (ACE) Non-credit

This is an asynchronous online course for students who are arriving in Hawaii to enroll in NICE Programs. Students are taking this course in Hawaii. Topics to be covered may include: being safe, daily life and language use in Hawaii,…

Conversational Japanese Advanced Non-credit

The focus of the course is on conversation. In this regard, students will study formal, casual, and respectful spoken Japanese language, and gain the oral ability to explain and describe topics related to general and interests as an advanced speaker.…

Conversational Japanese Elementary 1 Non-credit

An introduction to the basic structure of the Japanese language, including proper pronunciation, grammar, basic vocabulary, and simple everyday conversation. In addition to formal language instruction, classes include presentations of some of the cultural aspects of Japan and conversation practice…

Conversational Japanese Elementary 2 Non-credit

Course participants will study Japanese expressions and structures that are useful in everyday conversation. In addition to formal language instruction, classes include presentations of some of the cultural aspects of Japan and conversation practice with native Japanese speakers. Elementary 2…

Conversational Japanese Elementary 3 Non-credit

Course participants will study Japanese expressions and structures that are useful in everyday conversation. In addition to formal language instruction, classes include presentations of some of the cultural aspects of Japan and conversation practice with native Japanese speakers. Elementary 3…

Conversational Japanese Intermediate 1 Non-credit

Intermediate 1 will provide a smooth transition between the beginning to the intermediate Japanese language course levels. Intermediate 1 students will finish Japanese for Busy People, Romanized Version Volume I (3rd revised edition) and start with Japanese for Busy People,…

Conversational Japanese Intermediate 2 Non-credit

The Intermediate courses are for students who want to continue their study of the Japanese language, to expand their knowledge and skills with the focus on speaking skills. Students will learn more elaborate sentence structures and expressions and will be…

Conversational Japanese Intermediate 3 Non-credit

Intermediate 3 builds on what students learned in Intermediate 2 to expand their vocabulary and expressions so that they can form more complicated sentences. In addition to formal language instruction, classes include some Japanese culture study and conversation practice with…

Conversational Japanese: High Intermediate Non-credit

This class focuses on increasing students’ conversation skills.  Students will study major grammatical components not covered in the previous levels, conversational phrases, and onomatopoeias.  In addition, we will have listening practice, reading practice and some culture studies. It also includes…

Kanji Made Fun & Easy: Introduction Non-credit

Welcome to the study of Japanese kanji! Although it’s true one cannot learn kanji overnight, you will discover in this course that the journey of learning them can be fun and meaningful. This course is suitable for learners who have…

Master Hiragana & Katakana Non-credit

For many students learning Japanese, learning Hiragana and Katakana on their own is the first major challenge. It is often overwhelming and sometimes discouraging. This course is dedicated to the learning of Hiragana and Katakana. Students can focus on the…

TOEFL Institutional Test Non-credit

The Institutional TOEFL test may be taken by UH students only.  An official score will be issued within 2-3 weeks.

TOEFL Preparation Course and Test Non-credit

This course prepares students for taking the institutional, paper-based TOEFL test.  Course includes official institutional test on last day.

TOEIC Institutional Test Non-credit

This is an official TOEIC institutional test. 

TOEIC Preparation Course and Test Non-credit

Is the TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) in your future? Be prepared for the two sections of the paper-based TOEIC:  listening and reading.  Focus on test-taking strategies and strategies for using Business English in the workplace.  The class…