The Center for Academic Spoken English (CASE) provides oral communication support for
members of the UH Mānoa community who speak English as an additional language. CASE is
part of the English Language Institute in the Department of Second Language Studies at UH
Mānoa. CASE promotes the development of relevant oral communication skills needed to allow
users to communicate competently within the various academic disciplines of UH Mānoa.
Given the multilingual and multicultural environment in which UH Mānoa is located, CASE
advocates for an inclusive view of speaking development, where principles of intelligibility take
precedence over nativelike performance. Those taking advantage of CASE’s services can
expect to develop speaking skills that will support them as they engage in and contribute
meaningfully to academic contexts that serve the people of Hawaiʻi, the Pacific, and beyond.
Support for oral academic skill development
CASE, under the supervision of the Department of Second Language Studies, specializes in providing support for English as an additional language users who want to improve their academic oral communication skills.
Open to the UH Mānoa community
CASE welcomes all users of English as an additional language affiliated with UH Mānoa, including admitted students, students in programs such as HELP and NICE, and international faculty and scholars.
Register for pronunciation tutoring today!
Services are provided both in person and online through Zoom. Tutoring sessions are 45 minutes long, and students may register for multiple sessions. Click here to find out how to register!
Pronunciation Tutoring for Fall 2023 Now Available
The Center for Academic Spoken English offers free, one-on-one pronunciation tutoring for UH Mānoa students who use English as an additional language. Our tutors are experienced instructors studying in the Department of Second Language Studies. For information on how make an appointment, click here.