E Ola Ka ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi

Here is a video you need to watch if you are going to be part of the Hawaiian language “revitalization movement”!

It will explain a little about the history of the decline of the Hawaiian language over the past 120 years, how the Pūnana Leo preschools and Hawaiian “immersion” schools were started, and what we are thinking in terms of language preservation and perpetuation.

The film is in Hawaiian too, so lots of chance to practice your listening skills!

Luckily, I have for you a version with subtitles in English, so you can follow along and get the main idea. If you want to really work on your listening skills, watch the Hawaiian-only version and pay attention to the sounds, the actions, and the keiki and so on.

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