ʻŌlelo Online Session Sampler

October to December Session, 2021

This is a sample of the classes from the ʻŌlelo Online Virtual Classroom session which started in October 2021 and ended mid-December.

You can use this to get an idea perhaps of kinds of things we do in class and what level of Hawaiian is targeted.

Class CH1A – Absolute Beginner Hawaiian Language

This was class number six in a session of eight classes in which the concept of “kāhulu” (modifiers) was introduced.

CH1 from November 29, 2021




Class CH2A – Level 2A Hawaiian Language

This was also class number six in a session of eight classes in which we talked about the sixth installment of one of the stories of ʻAiʻai, a famous chief from the ancient past.

CH2A from November 29, 2021




Class CH2B – Level 2B Hawaiian Language

This was class number seven in a session of eight classes in which we started looking at a newspaper advertisement/letter from 1856 about huge piles of salt at Keālia, Maui, with the writer asking if anyone would like to buy it and perhaps resell for a profit.

CH2B from December 7, 2021




Class CH3A – Level 3A Hawaiian Language

This was class number five in a session of eight classes in which we went over installment number five of the Hawaiian account of the arrival of Captain Cook in Hawaiʻi in 1778.

CH3A from November 17, 2021




Class CH3B – Level 3B Hawaiian Language

This was class number four in a session of eight classes in which we went over installment number four of the legendary story of ʻIwa, the young thief famous for his exploits working for himself, for high chief ʻUmi, and for anyone who would take his services. He was excellent at double-crossing everyone.

CH3B from November 11, 2021




Class CH4 – Level 4 Hawaiian Language

This was class number three in a session of eight classes in which we went over installment number three of of a very silly story printed in the Hawaiian newspapers of the mid-1800s about a lad named Keaka Pepa (lit., “Jack Paper” or “Jack Card”, possibly referring to a playing card) who meets up with a magical cow and recounts their journey together through thick and thin.

CH4 from November 3, 2021




Class MH1 (Papa Mele) Hawaiian Song Analysis

This was class number one in the session of eight classes in which we went over the two Hawaiian mele (songs) written by famous composer Helen Desha Beamer, adoptive great-grandmother of your teacher Kaliko Beamer-Trapp through his hānai mother, Aunty Nona Beamer. One song was “Kawohikūkapulani” and the other was “Pua Malihini”.

Papa Mele MH1 from October 19, 2021