The State of Hawaii boasts a variable rainbow coalition of diversity in its local residents.
Although English is the first language of nearly all of the State's residents, Asian languages are prevalent. Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and the languages of the Philippines, Ilocano, Tagalog, along with Native Hawaiian.
The beautiful tropical scenery and year-round warm environment, makes Honolulu, a top travel destination. Honolulu, draws many visitor's from the U.S. Mainland, Asia, and around the world.
Part of the appeal is a comfort level, in travelling to a location where you can easily converse in your own native language. Be it English or Asian languages.
The strength of Hawaii's state economy is travel and tourism, and military expenditures. However, continuing education has found a niche market in Honolulu, in the form of language schools. There are over 20 language schools in Honolulu.
Honolulu, has several language schools offering U.S. English language lessons, taught to international students. For these foreign students, the first step to a quality college education in the U.S., is to learn the language.
Some of the local language schools offer housing and activity arrangements, included in the cost of the tuition. These schools have instructors who speak German, Russian, French, Asian languages, and many others, translating and teaching the English language.
Academia Language School in Honolulu, founded in 1969, offers a full selection of native language instructors and housing assistance. This school's programs are designed for students who speak little to no English.
The University of Hawaii at Manoa, recognizes the need, so it offers an English language course for foreign students, as a prerequisite for it's University programs. For this program, some basic English skills are needed.
If your goal is to learn English as a second language, to continue your higher education? Honolulu, just may be your best bet for achieving your goal, and having a little fun in the sun too!