University of Hawaii English Language Program (UH-HELP)

Started in 1971 as the entry point to the University of Hawaii at Manoa for non-English speaking students. For over forty-five years, HELP has been providing the highest quality Academic English training to students from around the globe.

The Hawaiʻi English Language Program (HELP) is an intensive English language program run by the Department of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in Honolulu. Our program focuses on Academic English preparation and students who complete the program may be conditionally admitted to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Our curriculum covers the four skill areas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. In addition, students at most levels may choose electives that provide extra practice in the skill areas as well as grammar and TOEFL® ITP test preparation. As part of the Department of Second Language Studies, our program is also a place of innovative and pioneering research. Please look at our Research Page to see the recent research projects taking place at HELP. If you have questions about HELP, please contact us for more information regarding our program!