University of Hawai‘i
at Mānoa

Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language

2540 Maile Way Honolulu, HI 96822 Fax (808) 956-4599

Office

SPALD 464

Contact

Email

rkoga@hawaii.edu

Phone

808-956-3562

RALPH LALEPA KOGA

Instructor

Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language

About

Ralph Lalepa Koga’s teaching focus is on Hawaiian language, culture, poetry, geography, history, and the Hawaiian “civil war” era of 1782-1825. He uses primary and secondary sources exclusively in Hawaiian and English from printed, handwritten, and audio collections in archives, libraries, and audio collections to develop a curriculum that is relevant to students’ academic and community obligations. He continues to teach Hawaiian to community members unable to attend university, online, or adult education courses. He mentors former students who are non-teachers or students working for advanced degrees. He also works as a cultural consultant for literary, musical, and community projects, including local and international film and book projects.