Honolulu CC English Language Learner Options (HELLO)

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Students sitting at a table in a classroom.
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Program Information

Honolulu CC English Language Learner Options (HELLO), formerly known as Introduction to College English, is a non-credit ESL program with several levels/options for improving English language proficiency. 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.

HELLO 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

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 television talk shows
  • Speak confidently in pairs and groups
  • Identify main ideas and important information in reading selections
  • Write grammatically-correct sentences and short paragraphs

Note: This program is for people for whom English is not their native language. Credit English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are also available.

Late Fall Session

October 15, 2018 – December 4, 2018

Winter Session

January 7, 2019 – February 25, 2019

Spring Session

March 4, 2019 – April 22, 2019

Summer Session Brush Up*

May 13, 2019 – June 25, 2019

Early Fall Session

August 19, 2019 – October 4, 2019

Class Time: M-F; 8:30am to 11:30am

Program Cost: $650 (* Summer Brush Up Cost: $350)

Option 1. Walk-In

Come by and register in person with our friendly registration staff. Location and office hours are listed below.

Honolulu Community College – Continuing Education Office

874 Dillingham Blvd.

Honolulu, HI 96817

Building 2, Room 507 (same building as the bookstore)

Office hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Monday - Friday (Except Holidays)

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Option 2. Mail-In

You may submit your registration by mail if paying by check. (For cash or credit card transactions, please see Option 2, below.) Complete one registration form per student. For additional names, attach a separate sheet - please include all required information for each registrant. Make check payable to the University of Hawai?i and mail to:

Honolulu Community College

Attn: Continuing Education Office

874 Dillingham Blvd.

Honolulu, HI 96817-4598

A $25.00 service charge (plus interest) will be assessed for dishonored checks.

Option 3. Online

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

Registration Deadline

Registration forms for all courses must be received five (5) working days prior to the first class meeting.

Transfer and Refund Policy

To transfer to another course or to completely withdraw from a course, call the Continuing Education Office (808) 845-9296 by the fifth working day after the first class meeting. Thereafter, REFUNDS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED. Refunds require 4 - 6 weeks processing time. 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.

Cancellations

The College reserves the right to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. Registrants will receive a full refund or may transfer to another section.

For more information, please contact Jarret Yip, Program Coordinator, 808-845-9101.

Continuing Education Office
Honolulu Community College
874 Dillingham Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96817
Building 2, Room 507
808-845-9296
honcet@hawaii.edu