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English Courses in Honolulu

EF’s English courses in Honolulu combine innovated language learning with an escape to a tropical island.

Study English in Honolulu and experience life in America’s tropical paradise. Our English courses are held in EF’s modern school, literally steps from the white sands of Waikiki Beach. EF Honolulú’s language courses are so close to the beach that many of our classrooms have views of the Pacific Ocean. Our modern school is equipped with a welcoming student lounge, an activities office and spacious classrooms.

Hawaii combines the pleasures of an American luxury-resort lifestyle with ancient Polynesian traditions. At EF Honolulu, we complement our English courses with special interest classes that have local flair, such as Hawaiian Society and Culture. EF Honolulu students are immersed in a culturally diverse community known for its warm hospitality.

American English. Tropical Paradise.

No other American city can compare with the natural beauty of Honolulu. Perched along the shores of the Pacific Ocean, every neighborhood of the city is within short walking distance of the beach. EF Honolulu’s students take to the water right away, enrolling in surf lessons on Waikiki beach or swimming with dolphins at a local marine park. On the weekends, EF organizes hikes to the top of Diamond Head Crater or into the jungle surrounding Manoa Falls.

Honolulú is an American city, but Hawaiian culture is extremely important to the local identity. Our students’ most memorable experiences often come from tasting the local food at a luau feast or stumbling through the steps of the traditional hula dance. EF’s English courses will be your main focus, but the first word you need to learn is ‘Aloha’, Hawaiian for welcome.

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Program Highlights

  • Start any Monday, all year round
  • Study abroad from 2 to 52 weeks
  • Advance one language level every 6 weeks, guaranteed
  • Learn and explore with friends from 100 countries

School Highlights

  • Situated in downtown Waikiki in a modern high-rise overlooking the ocean
  • Bright and modern classrooms
  • Amazing sea views from the student lounge
  • 3-minute walk to the famous beaches of Waikiki
  • 5-minute walk to shops, restaurants and major attractions
  • Walking distance to public transportation

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LEARN MORE, FASTER

Guaranteed results. You’ll advance one level every six weeks – thanks to our innovative and personalized learning method that blends classroom lessons, interactive tools and cultural immersion.

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  • Intensive Course

    Accelerated language acquisition, our most popular course.

    32 Lessons / weekLearn more

    Start date
    Every Monday

    Level
    Beginner to Advanced

    Length
    2 to 52 weeks

    Online pre-course
    from enrollment

    Online post-course
    6 months included for all Intensive English courses.

    Ideal course for
    Students wanting to learn a language as quickly as possible for academic or professional reasons.

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  • General Course

    A well-rounded program of language study.

    26 Lessons / weekLearn more

    Start date
    Every Monday

    Level
    Beginner to Advanced

    Length
    2 to 52 weeks

    Online pre-course
    from enrollment

    Online post-course
    3 months included for all General English courses.

    Ideal course for
    Students looking to gain a sound understanding of the essential disciplines of a language through a well-rounded course.

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  • Basic Course

    Combine your language studies with a fun-filled vacation.

    20 Lessons / weekLearn more

    Start date
    Every Monday, summer only
    Please note: In Australia, New Zealand and South Africa summer is Jan-Mar

    Level
    Beginner to Advanced

    Length
    2 to 12 weeks

    Online pre-course
    from enrollment

    Ideal course for
    Students who want to focus on how to communicate as well as enjoy lots of free time to explore the destination.

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  • Cambridge Exams

    Cambridge Exam courses are ideal for students with a wide range of goals from university entrance or getting a job, to measuring their current language level.

    32 Lessons / weekLearn more

    Start date

    Designated Mondays

    Level

    Intermediate to Advanced

    Length

    10, 12, 13, 16, 20 or 24 weeks

    Online pre-course

    from enrollment

    Online post-course

    6 months included for all Intensive English courses.

    Ideal course for

    Students with a wide range of goals from university entrance or getting a job, to measuring their current language level.

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  • Other English Exams

    Additional English Exam Preparation & Exams

    32 Lessons / weekLearn more

    Start date

    Year-round, every second Monday

    Level

    Intermediate to Advanced

    Length

    6, 8, 12, 16, 20 or 24 weeks

    Online pre-course

    from enrollment

    Online post-course

    6 months included for all Intensive English courses.

    Ideal course for

    Students planning North American university study, or preparing for an international career.

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  • EF Internship Program

    Combine a minimum of 8 weeks of language study with 8-9 weeks of practical experience. Available in most non-US destinations.)

    32/26 Lessons / weekLearn more

    Start Date

    Every Monday

    Level

    Upper Intermediate to Advanced

    Length

    Minimum 8 week course with 50-100 internship hours

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AT HOME IN THE WORLD

Live like a local. You’ll feel at home in Honolulu – whether you’re enjoying Polynesian barbecue with a local family or living steps from Waikiki Beach in EF’s residence.

  • EF Homestay

    Experience maximum cultural exchange by living with native speakers in a private home. Gain insight into local culture, pick up expressions with greater ease and return home with a more authentic accent. Enjoy breakfast and dinner with your host family on weekdays, and all meals on the weekend.

     

  • EF Residence

    Live in the heart of the city alongside EF students from over 100 countries. Enjoy easy access to your course center by public transportation – as well as the city’s shopping, restaurants and sport facilities. Residences vary, but often offer Wi-Fi internet access, meal plans and more.

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Student Talk: Honolulu

  • Vanessa LefeureBelgium
  • Adrian CorderoSpain
  • DaphnéCanada
  • “EF has a great learning system because we learn faster and easier. The teachers' explanations are very clear and they make sure we understand everything.”

    Vanessa Lefeure

  • “EF Honolulu was amazing! I was surrounded by good moments, great friends and beautiful beaches.”

    Adrian Cordero

  • “I had my first surf lesson today! It was so much fun. Definitely one of the most beautiful days of my life!”

    Daphné

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Student life in Honolulu

Honolulu is a major international city with the allures of an island paradise. The daily routine of many EF students includes surfing iconic Pacific breaks, climbing atop smoldering volcanoes and sampling authentic Asian cuisine. Best of all, Hawaiians are famously friendly and eager to share their distinct island culture with anyone curious enough to ask.

Sightseeing & CultureShoppingSports & OutdoorsExcursionsEntertainment & Nightlife
Take a few steps from your EF classes and onto the postcard-worthy Waikiki Beach. Hike around the rim of Diamond Head Crater, and take in spectacular panoramic island views. Trek into the jungle interior on the Manoa Falls Trail, punctuated by a stunning 150-foot waterfall and towering reeds of bamboo. Step in the footsteps of island royalty at ‘Iolani Palace, once the seat of Hawaii’s royal monarchy.
Spend an afternoon browsing the Ala Moana Center, one of America's largest outdoor malls. Stroll down the Waikiki Beach Walk, past trendy boutiques and stores offering local artisanal specialties. For a break from the sun try the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, a large indoor mall.
Take a surf lesson on the iconic swells of Waikiki Beach. Snorkel or scuba dive among the reefs of Honauma Bay. Swim with rambunctious dolphins at Sea Life Park and spot wild animals deep in the Hawaiian rainforest. And watch the world’s best surfers compete in the North Shore’s annual big wave competition from the comfort of a beach chair.
Honolulu is situated on the island of Oahu, one of Hawaii’s eight major islands. EF’s excursions will take you to the surrounding islands of Maui, Kauai, Lanai, Molokai and the Big Island where you’ll encounter smoking active volcanoes, jungle valleys and pristine beaches far off the beaten path.
No visit to Hawaii is complete without at least one night at a luau, a traditional feast. Sample a pig roasted in the Kalua method while watching the swaying steps of the hula dance. Honolulu is the epicenter of Hawaiian nightlife. Downtown Honolulu and the Chinatown neighborhood have fantastic underground spots for DJ’s and local bands, while Kuhio Avenue in Waikiki is a club and dancing hotspot.

Prices & Dates for Honolulu

Personalized and flexible. Your course is personalized to meet your specific needs. With start dates every Monday and programs ranging from 2 to 52 weeks, you can study when it’s most convenient for you. All prices include accommodation with a local host family.

Included in the Price

Course
  • 20,26 or 32 English lessons per week (40-minute lessons)
  • EF Placement test and progress tracker
  • EF Course Certificate
  • Post course English level report
  • Online pre & post course
  • Access to My EF™ from enrollment
Accommodation
  • Monday-Friday: breakfast & dinner
  • Weekends: all the meals
  • Twin room with homestay
Lesson materials
  • Digital learning media (tablet)
  • Academic material
Accessibility
  • Wireless Wi-Fi Internet at EF school
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General
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