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Institute Of Intensive English, Hawaii:
The Institute of Intensive English (IIE) is the highest quality English school in Hawaii. We are a full-service English school located in Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii, one block from Waikiki beach. Our teachers are very experienced and highly-qualified. We have been teaching English to international students for over 20 years. We offer small class sizes, and Total English immersion with our English only policy. We offer daily social activities, homestay and other forms of housing. IIE issues I-20s for U.S. student visas. All of our homestay families have been been visited by our director to ensure that you will have the best homestay experience possible.

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Photo of English School in Honolulu, HawaiiWe are officially accredited by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training), an accrediting body officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Education since 1978. 

Mission Statement:
With the Aloha Spirit as our guiding principle, IIE Hawaii's mission is to promote a dynamic and engaging educational experience for our English language learners, and provide quality student services, activities and accommodation. 

English Language Courses:
• General English - six levels from beginning to advanced levels
• Short Term English Program (STEP) - 20 hours/week
• Intensive English Program (IEP) - 25 hours/week
• Long Term-IEP (L-IEP) - 25 hours/week
• Super-Intensive English Program (SIEP) - 35 hours/week
• Academic Year English Program
• Academic Track (College Pathway) Program 
• Private English Lessons - flexible one-on-one lessons
• Cambridge Exam prep - First Certificate in English (FCE) / Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
• TOEFL / TOEIC test preparation (through private lessons only)
• English Conversation classes with 1-5 students
• Business English Courses
• Summer English Course - Adult Beginning Level Course (F1 visa not required)
• Summer English programs for kids (K-STEP for ages 6-12) and teens (T-STEP for ages 12-16)
• Homestay program - live with an American family, and experience Hawaiian lifestyle & culture
• Surfing English Adventure - combine English classes and surf lessons
• Hula English Adventure (Hula = a traditional Hawaiian dance) - combine English classes and hula lessons

Certificate of Completion:
All students receive an IIE certificate on completion of their course. The certificate shows the level and the duration of study.

Cultural & Social Activities:

Image of English School in Honolulu, HawaiiAt IIE we give our students the total Hawaiian study experience. That means we provide exciting weekly Hawaiian Cultural activities, and fun daily social activities. Both are great ways to enjoy your time with IIE in Hawaii, explore the island, meet new friends, and practice English.

Weekly Activities include Surfing, Hula, Lei Making, Hawaiian Quilting, Ukulele Lessons, Free Beginner Hula Classes.

The beautiful weather of Hawaii allows IIE to offer year-round daily activities like hiking, festivals, Waikiki restaurant dinners, movies, study groups, coffee club, snorkeling, Karaoke, and more! Come experience Hawaii and make new IIE and local friends!

At IIE, we do our best to find affordable, convenient accommodation for our students.

We offer students a variety of options with a variety of price ranges: Homestay, Condominiums & Apartments, Shared Student Housing, Dormitories.

Hawaii - A Beautiful Location:

Photos of Institute Of Intensive English, HawaiiHawaii is an excellent choice for studying English abroad. It is one of the safest places in the United States. It’s also an experience in “Paradise” that you will never forget. The Institute of Intensive English is located in Waikiki, the main tourist area in Hawaii.

It’s the best place in Hawaii to shop, go to the beach, take part in an exciting nightlife, learn Hawaiian activities like surfing, and meet people from all over the world. You can find all the conveniences of mainland America on Oahu.

Hawaii is the 50th state in the United States, and consists of eight main islands: Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, the Big Island of Hawaii, Niihau (a privately owned island) and Kahoolawe. Each island has a nickname: Hawaii is known as the "Big Island". Come study English in Paradise!

Student Testimonials:

Picture of English School in Honolulu, Hawaii"I heard that IIE is a good place for the elements of speaking English, so I chose IIE. I think there are many good teachers at IIE. Also, there are lots of good activities: yoga class, coffee club, study group, etc. We have many chances for speaking English. After class, I usually study at school with my friends.

I really enjoy that time. If I have a questions, I can ask a teacher immediately. It is very helpful for me. I can also use the computers anytime. Even though I studied here for only 4 months, my English is improving so much. You can make a lot of progress at IIE! I think I'm lucky for meeting IIE and my good friends."

- Eun Jin Lee, Korea

"There are many great things about IIE. First, you have the chance to meet people from all over the world. Second, IIE is located in Waikiki, so you have everything around you: shops, restaurants and of course the beach.

I would recommend IIE and return next year again. I will tell people about the good times and show them beautiful pictures I took."

- Alexandra, Germany

"I chose IIE for the atmosphere. When I visited IIE for the first time in October, I was immediately hooked. One week later, I was studying here.

I studied in the General English program during the first 3 months. Afterward, I started to study in the Cambridge Program. The staff is wonderful, teachers are skillful, friendly and always here to help you. I've learned a lot thanks to them. I'm keen on sports, so in my free time I swim a lot, play tennis, and surf. It was one of the best experiences of my life. Thanks for everything..."

- Jacquem, France 

"The best things about IIE were the School spirit, the teachers and my classmates. I attended class almost every day. In my free time, I liked visiting Pearl Harbor, the Diamond Head hike, the coffee club, happy hour anywhere…I will recommend IIE to my friends.

I have a friend who plans to come to Hawaii to study English; I will introduce him to all the teachers because they are all so interesting. My advice, COME TO HAWAII AND GO TO IIE."
- Petr Schimm, Czech Republic

"We REALLY enjoyed our time in class and in the School activities. All of you were very friendly with us and we will remember every moment spent with you. Thank you STUDENTS for opening our minds about different cultures. Now we know that we are very similar because our hearts are similar.

Thanks TEACHERS for your patience,comprehension and help. We can now speak better English. All of you are very good teachers, but even better as people. We hope to come back one day and maybe meet you again. We'll never forget you. THANK YOU VERY MUCH."

- James and Helena, Spain

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Address: 2155 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii , USA
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