Why Study Here?

Academia is the perfect environment for your English language studies!

What Makes Academia Unique

High Quality English Instruction with Engaging, Experienced Teachers

Academia Language School instructors are experts in their field. They are also selected for their ability to engage and motivate their students. All instructors have strong educational and professional backgrounds in teaching, and many have advanced degrees in such areas as second language studies and linguistics, as well as in various foreign languages. Additionally, several faculty members have published in the specialized areas in which they offer content-specific English language instruction, such as in Hawaiian studies and martial arts.

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

Most English language schools place students in programs of study with rigid requirements that leave them with little or no room for choosing classes that they can actually enjoy. Academia Language School, however, offers its students a wide range of elective courses not found in most other schools. At Academia, all students—from beginning through advanced levels—can choose from among such courses as pronunciation, idioms, vocabulary, reading/writing and listening/speaking, and TOEIC and TOEFL test prep classes, as well as content-specific courses in such areas as business English, Hawaiian studies, and theater performance.

Great Value — Affordable Tuition

Academia Language School makes every effort to keep its quality high and its tuition low so that it may provide students with excellent value. In fact, the school’s focus on value and affordability is at the very heart of its mission. Students are encouraged to view the school’s Mission Statement.

Interactive and Enjoyable Approach to Instruction that Makes Learning English Fun!

All teachers at Academia Language School employ an integrated approach to language instruction—regardless of the specific focus of any given course. This approach allows students to interact with each other and engage in discussions that are fun and enjoyable. When learning English is more fun, students are able to internalize it more quickly and make it their own.

Flexible Schedules—Classes Offered from 8:00 a.m. to 4:20 p.m.

Since Academia Language School offers classes at all levels throughout the day, students are generally able to choose from among early morning, mid-morning, early afternoon, and late afternoon classes. A student, for example, might choose to take classes in the morning so that he/she can enjoy surfing or taking hula lessons in the afternoon. Whatever a student’s interest may be, Academia Language School will assist in creating a plan of study that makes it possible to take advantage of the many opportunities associated with life in Hawaii.

English-Only Policy

Students learn English more quickly when they commit themselves to speaking it as much as possible. Academia Language School’s English Only Policy helps students meet that level of commitment by encouraging them to speak English as a tool for mastering the language both in and out of the classroom. Even during break periods, students have the opportunity to participate in “English-only” settings. Large spaces are set aside at lunchtime, for example, for students to eat lunch with others who agree to speak only English or to study grammar with teachers who volunteer to answer their questions about English as they eat lunch.

Students Can Take as Many Classes as They Want at no Extra Cost

Most English language schools provide for only 18 to 20 hours of weekly study. But at Academia Language School, students are allowed to take as many classes as they like for the same tuition. In addition to their hours of required study, students are allowed to audit other courses at no extra cost. A number of our students choose to study with us all day long!

Small Classes – Average of 8 Students

Small class sizes ensure that students receive the level of individual attention from instructors required to learn English effectively. With an average size of around eight students per class, students at Academia can feel comfortable engaging each other in conversations, asking their teachers questions, and fully participating in all classroom activities.

Great Location near Beaches, Shopping, and Bus Routes

Just minutes from Waikiki, Ala Moana Beach Park and Ala Moana Shopping Center, and served by several major bus routes, Academia’s location can’t be beat.

International Atmosphere with Students from Around the World

Students come from all corners of the globe to study at Academia Language School. At any given time, you are likely to find students from such countries as Spain, Brazil, Japan, Korea, Mexico, China, Taiwan, Chile, Thai, or the Czech Republic.

Fun Activities Held Every Term and Throughout the Year

Academia Language School sponsors a variety of fun activities for students every term and throughout the school year. School-wide picnics are held in the summer and winter terms, a Halloween party is held in the fall, and a wide variety of other activities, such as hiking, karaoke, sports, trips to museums, etc. are led by the school’s faculty throughout the year.

Friendly & Helpful Staff

Academia Language School’s staff make every effort to assist current and prospective students and to make sure that they are able to find answers to their questions about school life at Academia as well as life in Hawaii. Staff are often able to assist students in their native languages, but even when that is not possible, they are dedicated to providing student with the highest level of service that they can.

What Programs Does Academia Offer?

Academia Language School offers English language programs for beginning, intermediate, and advanced level students. Courses in grammar, conversation, pronunciation, vocabulary, reading, writing, listening, and speaking are available at every level. Additionally, students may choose coursework focusing on Business English, TOEIC and TOEFL test preparation, or other areas that reflect their particular fields of interest.

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Our facilities feature:

  • Welcoming and comfortable classrooms all on one floor
  • Front office dedicated to student support and assistance
  • Air conditioned classrooms
  • Beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean, Diamond Head, and world-famous Waikiki Beach
  • Computer room complete with internet access, free for students
  • Newly renovated and furnished student lounge
  • Free high speed WiFi
  • Vending machine, microwaves and fridges available in multiple rooms
  • Cafe and convenience store on first floor of school
  • Bathrooms conveniently located on same floor as classrooms


Academia is just located a short walk away from the beaches of Waikiki and Ala Moana Beach Park. We are also next door to Ala Moana Shopping Center and many local restaurants, shops, and supermarkets. Many apartments and condos are within walking distance. Six major bus routes have a stop right in front of our school, so transportation is convenient and easy. We are just a 15 minute car ride from Honolulu International Airport.

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Our staff is happy to arrange your preferred accommodations during your time with us. We offer a wide variety of options that are available to prospective or current students of Academia Language School. We can also arrange for airport pickup at your convenience.


Stay with an English speaking family and experience local culture. Comfortable accommodations and home-cooked meals. Average homestay distance from school: 30–60 minutes by bus.

Local Apartment

There are many different apartment and condominium options located nearby our school. Choose from single rooms or shared apartments with other international students. Secured buildings, furnished rooms, and amenities. We will help you find an apartment or condominium that best suits your individual needs.

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