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Pili Program: Foreign students get help with English

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    ‘Iolani School’s summer Pili Program caters to international students to help them boost their English language skills and learn about the Hawaiian culture. Program instructor Bella Congdon on Wednesday guided students through an exercise in which they tried to move a hula hoop around a circle without breaking their grasps.

More than 30 international families visiting Hawaii this summer from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea enrolled their children in a new immersion program at ‘Iolani School that’s aimed at boosting English language skills while exposing students to Hawaiian culture. Read more

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