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Short Term Program (STP)

The STP are short term programs at MLI custom-designed for visiting student groups. These highly successful and popular programs allow students to maximize their short visits to Maui both in terms of their English classroom experience as well as their time spent exploring Maui.


What can students gain from a STP?

The STP give visiting student groups an opportunity to increase their confidence and abilities in English through meaningful and purposeful classroom activities centered on interesting and relevant topics.

What do students study in the STP’s classroom?

Classroom curriculum usually balances conversational and English skills practice with intensive, custom designed ESL classes.

Do students get a chance to explore and experience Maui?

In addition to the classroom curriculum, students have a chance to explore Maui on classroom-related excursions. After spending some time in class learning about different aspects of Maui and Island Life, students explore the wonders of Maui through a “living classroom.” Students are immediately able to apply their newly obtained knowledge on our fun, educational field trips. For example, if the theme for the day is coral reefs and marine life, students would spend part of their classroom time learning about coral reefs and marine life in Hawai‘i through ESL tasks and activities. The ESL tasks and activities are designed to elicit language learning and increased confidence in using English. Later, students would be taken to the Maui Ocean Center for a guided tour and the chance to see living examples of the coral reef, tropical fish, and other marine life discussed in class. The STP are an ideal way to make learning come alive!

How long is the STP?

The STP usually range from 1 week to 4 weeks in length. Some STP’s programs in the past have had itineraries of 10 days. Some STP programs are very flexible as each program is custom-designed for each student group.

When is STP available for student groups?

The STP are available at any time during the year. STP’s programs can be custom-designed for nearly any time of the year. Since each program is designed specifically for each visiting group, the time and length of the program is flexible.

For more information, please contact us:
University of Hawai’i Maui College
Maui Language Institute
310 West Ka’ahumanu Avenue
Kahului, Hawai’i 96732
Telephone: (808) 984-3499
Fax: (808) 984-3587
Email: uhmcmli@hawaii.edu

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