Custom Programs are short term programs at MLI custom-designed for visiting groups or organizations. 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.
Custom Programs 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.
Classroom curriculum usually balances conversational and English skills practice with intensive, custom designed ESL classes.
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!
Custom programs typically range from a few days to 6 weeks in length. Programs are flexible as each program is custom-designed for each organization.
Custom Programs are available at any time during 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