This Hawaiian Language Class Is Reaching Students On The Mainland To New Zealand 0 For many, Hawaiian immersion education is geographically out-of-reach. A new virtual learning platform aims to make it more accessible.

When the pandemic began and schools abruptly closed, Maui resident Kalani Ho-Nikaido saw it as an opportunity to start chipping away at a long-held goal to learn Hawaiian language alongside her children.

Maui County locator mapSo she called her friend Maile Naehu, who teaches Hawaiian language and culture to Molokai children, and asked her to tutor her family over Zoom.

Then she had a thought: What if other parents want to give their children this experience but don’t know how?


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