Academic Track
25 lessons / week




Non F-1

F-1 Visa

Nationality Mix

Academic Track program

Students in Academic Track take IIE's Intensive English Program (IEP) with Academic English as Monday elective. Students also receive afternoon tutoring on academic English skills for a minimum of 2 hours weekly.

The Academic Track course is a minimum of 16 weeks. Students should be in Level B1+ (Intermediate) or above to enroll in Academic Track. Upon successful completion, students may enter directly into designated colleges and universities in Hawaii, and take college credit courses, without taking a TOEFL test.

Under a special partnership with University of Hawaii's Kapiolani Community College, students in IIE's Academic Track qualify for the Hawaii Rainbow Bridge College Pathway. See Hawaii Rainbow College Pathways page.

IIE Hawaii also has an Academic Track TOEFL-waiver agreement with the internationally-recognized Chaminade University.

Hawaii Rainbow College Pathways

Hawaii Rainbow College Pathways
(IIE & Kapiolani Community College (KCC) Pathways)

Acceptance by IIE in the Academic Track or Cambridge Exam Preparation programs, students may receive conditional acceptance to KCC.

>> See Hawaii Rainbow College Pathways page

General Information

From 16
B1+ or above
25 Lessons / Week
Required (except special online course)
Monday to Friday
IIE Nationality Mix:



9:00am - 10:50am:
Session 1 Academic English)
10:50am - 11:05am:
11:05am - 1:00pm:
Session 2 (Academic English)

Tuesday to Friday

8:30am - 10:20am:
Listening & Speaking
(includes Grammar)
10:20am - 10:35am:
10:35am - 12:30pm:
Reading & Writing
  • Afternoon Tutoring (Academic Skills): 2 hours a week (minimum)

More Program Details

General English20 Lessons / Week

Monday Electives5 Lessons / Week

This class focuses on speaking in real-world situations, but also includes listening, vocabulary, reading, writing and grammar. Each week there is a different topic that relates to real life scenarios you encounter while using English in every day life.
There are role-plays, debates and discussions about current topics and current events, travel and survival English, English for work, slang and idioms, conversational English and much more. These skills will help you to speak English better in every aspect of your life.

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
  • grammar
  • speaking
  • debating
  • pronunciation
  • writing
  • current events
  • Hawaiian and US culture
  • idioms and intonation
  • vocabulary through pop music
  • English through TV
  • business English

Included in the Program

Great opportunities to practice your English.

School Social Barbecue

At least once a month, we have a very popular big school barbecue nearby at Fort Derussy Park. This is a great chance to meet other students, practice English and enjoy lots of delicious food. Students can also participate in fun outdoor sports and social activities.

Daily Activities

We plan a full calendar of exciting and unique daily activities so that you can enjoy the beauty of Hawaii while practing English. They include free weekly sunset beach yoga and free weekly hula, surfing, hiking, beach trips, picnics, catamaran cruises, more!

Academic Track Graduates

to our past academic track graduates!

  • Yu Shiratori
  • Rina Kono
  • Tsung-Po Chiu
  • Saya Yamaguchi
  • Tatsuya Koshio
  • Iveta Kucerova
  • Jiyeon Park
  • Miki Hirano
  • Junho Park
  • Carolina Paulon
  • Rui Isoda
  • Christiane Pfisterer
  • Shoko Yamanaka
  • Marcela Carvalho
  • Vidany Kimala
  • Momoyo Watanabe
  • Kaori Chida
  • Ai Kojima
  • Ikuko Ito
  • Seung Jin Shin
  • Jin Hyung Jung
  • Mi Young Koo

Tuition & Fees 2024


Registration Fee
Materials & Tech Fee$20
per week
Express Mail Fee$125 (optional)

INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM (IEP)25 lessons (Academic Track / College Pathways)

  • Academic Track (College Pathways) : 16+ Weeks
 Tuition 2024
4-7 weeks$400/week
8-11 weeks$360/week
12-15 weeks$345/week
16-19 weeks$325/week
20-23 weeks$305/week
24-35 weeks$285/week
36-47 weeks$270/week
48+ weeks$245/week

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