Introduction to College English (ICE)

Introduction to College English is a non-credit program with several levels. Each level is designed to help those who use English as their second language to improve their language skills for college and/or work. All language skills are taught including listening, speaking, reading, vocabulary, writing, and grammar in 7 weeks for 15 hours weekly.

Introduction to College English helps students:

  • Increase reading skills and proficiency
  • Practice writing skills in both sentences and paragraphs
  • Learn to follow and understand language found in short academic mini-lectures

Note: This program is for people for whom English is not their native language.

At the end of this program you will be able to:

  • Use context clues to get the meaning of unknown words in reading selections
  • Understand a variety of listening types such as conversations, interviews, and radio talk shows
  • Speak confidently in pairs and groups
  • Identify main ideas and important information in reading selections
  • Write grammatically-correct sentences and short paragraphs

Prior to registering, it is important to determine whether this course meets your needs. Contact Professor Jenny Lundahl at 808 845-9248 or email for a short assessment. You may find that an ESL credit course is more appropriate for you.

There is a required book for this program. Please check with the Bookstore at Honolulu Community College to purchase your book.

1. Mail-In

The mail-in option applies if you are paying with a check or purchase order. Fill out one registration from per student. For additional names attach a separate sheet. Include all required information for each name. Make check payable to University of Hawaiʻi and mail to: Honolulu Community College

Attn: Non-Credit Registration
874 Dillingham Blvd.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817-4598

If checks are dishonored by the banks, students will be assessed $15 (plus interest).

2. Walk-In Bldg 2, Rm 507

Cash and credit cards (MasterCard, VISA, Discover, Diners Club International, JCB, and Union Pay) accepted.

3. Online

You may also register online with a credit or debit card.

Registration Timeline

Please help us avoid cancellations by registering one week before the class begins.

Transfers and Refund Policy

To transfer to another course or completely withdraw from a course, call the Continuing Education office (845-9296) two business days prior to the first day of class. Thereafter, refunds will not be allowed. Refunds can sometimes take 4 to 6 weeks to process. Charge Card refunds will be credited to your account.

Note: Students registering by purchase order will be billed regardless of non-attendance unless notification of withdrawal is made by the specified refund deadline.


See cashier in the business office located in Bldg 6.

Continuing Education Office
Honolulu Community College
874 Dillingham Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96817
Building 2, Room 507