Affordable English School in Hawaii | Central Pacific College
We provide 5 programs at CPC
The English Proficiency Program (EPP) has been designed to empower students to take control of their learning progress by using can-do goals and by using a personalized learning plan. The overall goal is to gradually improve the students' communicative fluency and academic skills in order to become successful English speakers. The program is comprised of eight different levels (i.e., True Beginner through Proficiency). Most EPP students have a student visa and are committed to the study of English full-time (twenty hours a week plus additional hours of preparation at home).
As such, EPP classes assign project-based and task-based activities, as well as reading, writing, listening and speaking practice while emphasizing practical English grammar use/usage.
It takes sixteen weeks (320 hours) to complete each level. Classes are offered in the morning and afternoon, depending on enrollment.
The Short-Term English Program (STEP) is for students who do not have an F-1 student visa and who study for sixteen hours per week, typically four hours per day, Monday through Thursday. Classes are offered in the morning and afternoon, depending on enrollment. Similar in structure to the EPP program, it allows students to experience and participate in a comprehensive program (i.e., True Beginner through Proficiency) for up to twelve weeks.
STEP classes assign project-based and task-based activities, as well as reading, writing, listening and speaking practice while emphasizing practical English grammar use/usage. After the program, the students have a better sense of what language learning entails as they continue learning on their own. By being surrounded by long-term English language learners, STEP students can benefit from their commitment and determination.
Our program focuses on enhancing your conversational skills in English through engaging activities and interactive learning! In our conversation classes, students will explore a wide range of vocabulary, phrases, and idioms that will make your conversations come alive. Practice your pronunciation in our CMAR class. Through fun discussions, role-plays, and group activities, you'll gain confidence in expressing yourself and engaging in meaningful conversations. Our experienced instructors provide a supportive learning environment, guiding you on a journey of language discovery.
The TOEFL program is for students who have either completed the Low Advanced level or have placed higher than Low Advanced on the placement exam. The TOEFL program is open to full-time students (i.e., twenty hours). This program prepares students to take the TOEFL exam through comprehensive review and practice of the skills that are commonly tested on the exam. The total number of hours it takes to complete the TOEFL program is 480 hours.
Club Keiki is a 35-hour seasonal children's program. In the Spring it is available for one week and in the Summer it is available for five weeks. During the summer program, the participants may enroll up to five times continuously or they can pick the different weeks they would like to enroll for. Students are engaged in cultural activities for four hours in the morning and three hours of English classes in the afternoon with a half-hour break for lunch in between.