Language Arts

The Language Arts Department offers non-credit and credit courses in Composition, Literature, Technical Writing, Journalism, Linguistics, East Asian Languages and Literature (EALL), and English as a Second Language (ESL). It also offers Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Spanish courses.

Division Chair: Jeff Stearns, 845-9276,

Faculty: Brenda Coston, Charlene Gima, Kenneth Quilantang Jr., Brenda Kwon, Michael Leidemann, Jenny Lundahl, Chris McKinney, Conred Maddox, Leah Ortman, Derek Otsuji, Bed Paudyal, Jerry Saviano, Eric Shaffer, Jeff Stearns, Janelle Wells, Shioko Yonezawa

Emeritus Faculty: Gloria Hooper

Subjects & Services

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English as a Second Language

The ESL program at Honolulu Community College is designed to meet the needs of non-native speakers who want to improve their English skills to be successful in college and as members of the community. Although courses are focused on specific skills, are skills are addressed.

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Writing Center

The Writing Center helps students become better writers and succeed in college. Writing Center coaches are trained to help improve any writing assignment and assist with all aspects of the writing process – brainstorming, outlining, thesis development, revision strategies, citations, and essay structure.