General English, 25 lessons/ week
A dynamic General English course based on internationally-recognized goals and standards developed by CEFR and University of Cambridge. Focusing on real-life communication, students acquire the full-range of skills and knowledge, including listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation. Students see their progress clearly and easily through "Can Do" statements showing the mastering of certain communicative tasks at the end of each week. Each course is made up of two periods, taught by a separate teacher.
This program is also offered in a long-term Academic Year Schedule.
All levels Tuesday to Friday, 8:30am-12:30pm; Monday 9am-1pm.
Students have Monday Elective Classes 9am-1pm. (See Monday Electives below for more information.)
Students require an F1 Student Visa.
Link: Student Visa Information Website
Internationally Recognized Levels & Curriculum
IIE Hawaii Offers Classes from A1 (Beginner) to C1 (Advanced)
Our levels are based on a Global Scale that is recognized around the world. Its goals and standards have been developed through broad scientific research by the Common European Framework (CEFR) and University of Cambridge. Graduating IIE students receive a certificate with a proficiency level that is known around the world.
A1 - Beginner
A2 - Elementary
B1 - Lower Intermediate
B1+ - Intermediate
B2 - Upper Intermediate
C1 - Advanced
5 lessons / week
Students in the 25 and 35 lessons programs take Elective classes each Monday, 9am-1pm.
Elective classes are specialized courses that full-time students take in addition to their General English classes. They allow students to focus more intensely on some of the skills covered briefly (or not covered) in the Tuesday-Friday classes. Based on highest demand by students, skills and topics covered in Elective classes include:
- academic English
- current events
- Hawaiian and US culture
- idioms and intonation
- vocabulary through pop music
- English through TV
- business English