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

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

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.

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

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 Hawaiʻi and mail to:

Honolulu Community College
Attn: Non-Credit Registration
874 Dillingham Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96817-4598

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

2. Walk-In Bldg 2, Rm 507

Office hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Monday - Friday (Except Holidays)

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. If a registration request is submitted after this deadline, it is the student's responsibility to call the Continuing Education Office (808) 845-9296 to verify enrollment/course status. Please help us avoid cancellations by registering at least one week before the course begins.

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.


See Cashier in the Business Office located in Bldg. 6.


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.

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