Come learn English in Hawai‘i at Academia Language School!

Welcome to Academia!

Founded in 1969, Academia Language School was the first language school in the state of Hawaii and remains the most popular. The school’s success results from the high quality of its instruction, the wide selection of classes that it offers, and the school’s commitment to helping each student design a program of study to meet his/her individual goals.

Academia offers a wide range of courses for students at all levels. Academia instructors make the learning experience fun and enjoyable. Classes are designed to allow for maximum student participation, and instruction emphasizes a student-centered approach to learning. Academia sponsors a wide variety of exciting activities for students throughout the school year and is conveniently located just a short walk from the beaches of Waikiki and the shops at Ala Moana. Come learn English in Hawaii at Academia!

Message from Academia's Director

Why Academia?

High Quality English Instruction with Engaging, Experienced Teachers

Wide Selection of Classes Offered at Every Level—from Beginning to Advanced

Excellent Value / Affordable Tuition

A Look at Academia


“My father’s co-worker’s daughter was a student in academia and after she finished her classes she recommended to me to improve my English here. I had never thought about studying English in Hawaii so I was confused a little to be here but I realized I was so lucky to have a chance to study in academia and stay beautiful land shortly soon after.

I’ve studied English pretty long time in Korea though I was still afraid of talking with native people. But I changed after taking classes and I like to speak with them everywhere now. The classes and teachers were very great. I learned a lot in every class. Also I liked school activity. I could meet new people there.

I had wonderful memories in Hawaii for 2 months so I’m planning to study longer next time. All the teachers and staffs were so kind to me.(Thank you very much!) I miss them a lot.”


from South Korea

“I have been to other English language schools and I feel Academia is the best because they have the best choice of classes. I can take advanced grammar classes, conversation classes, business classes or even an English + Drama class. Right now I am also taking Academia’s Work Practicum class and I am getting working experience while improving my English. Everybody at Academia is extremely friendly too!”


from Taiwan

“I have been at Academia for over a year now and I think it is a great school. I am now taking pronunciation and grammar. At first I took conversation and listening classes, but my English is improving and so I wanted to take more advanced classes. The school has many classes to choose from. My teachers are very good and very nice. I also love living in Hawaii. I like to hike and in Hawaii I can hike all year round on beaches, in tropical forests and in mountains. I plan to visit Maui and the Big Island soon.”


from Hungary



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