Learn to speak Hawaiian for free

Posted on: September 28, 2016 | Category: News

Hawaii is the only state in the USA with two official languages: Hawaiian and English.

Most people in Hawaii speak English but can you speak Hawaiian? Learn Hawaiian anytime, anywhere, free via the Mango Languages resource on our website.

Mango Languages offers a unique learning environment where you can take lessons at your own pace. Memory-building exercises in each unit helps you remember what you learned. To ensure correct pronunciation, you can record your speech, compare it to audio from a native speaker, and hear how to adjust your accent.

For English-language learners, nearly 20 specialized courses are available such as English for Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) speakers, English for Japanese speakers, and English for Korean speakers.

In addition to Hawaiian, Mango Languages offers more than 70 other languages to learn including French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, and even Pirate (Arr, me hearty! A fine gentleman o’ fortune be ye! – Great, my friend! You’re a fine pirate!)!

Want to start learning Hawaiian today? Visit Mango Languages to create a profile using your email address and a password, then follow the easy instructions to activate your Mango Languages account and begin learning Hawaiian! Mobile apps for iOS and Android devices are available. Aloha and mahalo!

ALERT | The HSPLS website will undergo system maintenance on Thursday, March 9th from 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. HST. Some online services may be temporarily unavailable during this time. We apologize to our patrons for this inconvenience.

In state observance of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole Day, libraries that are normally closed on Mondays will observe the holiday and be closed on Tuesday, March 28th.