HELP is an intensive English language program that specializes in offering Academic English courses to non-native speakers of English. Our main Academic English Program focuses on developing English skills in preparation for university study, and students who complete the program may be conditionally admitted to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Our curriculum covers the four skill areas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. There are two 8-week terms offered in the Fall/Spring, and two 6-week terms offered in the Summer.

HELP can also arrange for Short-Term Customized Programs for university and professional groups, or Private Lessons for individuals who want one-on-one tutoring.

In addition to English-learning programs, HELP offers teaching courses for pre-service and in-service teachers of English. The Cambridge University CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) is a world-recognized, intensive 4-week course for people with little to no previous teaching experience. HELP is one of only 22 training centers in the U.S. for this prestigious qualification program. As part of the world-renowned Second Language Studies department at UH Manoa, HELP can also offer Specialized Training Seminars for teachers of English.

For more information about HELP’s programs, please click the LEARNING and TEACHING links above.