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Short-Term English Program (STEP) is offered by English Language School - Kalakaua Campus.

Study Tuesday to Friday, 20 lessons a week, one lesson = 45 minutes; F-1 Student Visa not required. Have Core and Skills classes Tuesday-Friday, 8:50am-1:05pm

  • 8:50am-10:20am: Core Class - A multi-skills communication class that offers practice in a full range of English skills including Conversation, Listening, Reading, Writing, Presentation Skills, Grammar, Pronunciation, and more.

  • 10:35am-11:45am: Skill Class - Grammar: an interactive grammar class using the highly recognized Azar Grammar Book series to help build, or refine grammar skills.

  • 12pm-1:05pm: Skill Class - Listening/Speaking: a class focused on creating group, pair, and individual speaking opportunities, as well as listening exercises.

  • 12pm-1:05pm: Elective Classes (Instead of Listening/Speaking):
    • Academic English: This class teaches the reading and writing skills necessary for successful American university studies. Students should be in levels 400-600. Students in 400 must be approved.

    • Business Communication: A popular topics-based course focusing on business terms and functions, essential grammar, and real-life case studies. Students gain pratice in the key skills of business reading, speaking, listening and writing. Students should be in levels 400-600.

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Students in the Short Term English Program (STEP)

English Language Courses Students have classroom lessons Tuesday through Friday. Students can take the course while in the U.S. on B1/B2 or other visa or visit the U.S. on a visa waiver program

The STEP group courses feature:

  • Core Course: a multi-skilled class that offers a full range of English skills such as Conversation, Listening, Reading, Grammar, Pronunciation, and more.

  • Grammar Class: a class using the Azar Grammar Book series to help build, or refine grammar skills.

  • Listening/Speaking Class: a class focused on creating group, pair, and individual speaking opportunities, as well as listening exercises.

    Students in the 400-600 level may take an optional TOEFL or TOEIC class instead of the Listening/Speaking class.

    Students in the 500 or 600 level may take an optional Business English class (BEC) instead of Listening/Speaking.

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Levels and Evaluation

There are six levels of instruction in the English Program (Beginning to Advanced). Students will be assigned to an appropriate level of English instruction based on the placement test and oral interview given at the beginning of each term.

Proceeding to a higher level normally requires two eight-week sessions, but if a student does well on their classwork and final test, they may advance to a higher level after only one term. Students are tested and evaluated at the end of each term. Reports are given to each student. Each student will also receive a Certificate of Completion and a written evaluation at the end of every term.


Classes are kept small with an average of 8-12 students so the atmosphere is comfortable and friendly, and students have more opportunities to speak and ask questions. Classes are held in both the mornings and afternoons giving students a chance to study and enjoy the warm sun and the beautiful beaches and mountains of Honolulu.

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