Short Term English Program (STEP)
20 lessons / week
Short Term English Program (STEP) is a multi-skills General English course designed for students on a visa waiver, tourist visa or a visa other than F-1 student visa. Classes are Tuesday to Friday.
STEP is a dynamic 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.
- From 17
- All Levels
- 20 Lessons / Week
- F-1 Student Visa:
- Not required
- Tuesday to Friday
- IIE Nationality Mix:
- 8:30am - 10:20am:
- Listening & Speaking
- 10:20am - 10:35am:
- 10:35am - 12:30pm:
- Reading & Writing
*During times of high enrollment, additional classes may be in the afternoon, Tuesday-Friday 1:15pm-5:15pm.
More Program Details
General English 20 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.
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.
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!
Tuition & Fees 2023
- All fees in U.S. dollars. Hawaii G.E. tax included.
- All prices are subject to change without notice.
- 2023 tuition fees will be honored for 2024 bookings paid by Nov. 1, 2023.
- 2023 tuition fees will apply for programs starting in 2023.
- Military or Kamaaina rate: contact IIE for information
- IIE accepts payment in the form of U.S. dollars, checks (American banks), traveler’s checks (in person), wire transfers, and credit cards (VISA/MasterCard/JCB).
- Wire transfers: please add $25 fee to the total amount.
- Outgoing wire transfer fee: $50
REGISTRATION & MATERIALS 2023
|Materials & Tech Fee||$15|
|Express Mail Fee||$125 (optional)|
SHORT TERM ENGLISH PROGRAM (STEP)20 lessons
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