I've been reading quite a few discussions on AlohaWorld.com as well as soc.culture.hawaii about these CD's. Although I'm home in Hawai'i now, I lived on the mainland for quite awhile (CA & OR) and shared the frustration of many ex-pats on the lack of access to Hawaiian language materials, particularly recordings. These CD's provide excellently modeled spoken Hawaiian by Kaliko Beamer-Trapp and Kiele Akana-Gooch.
The CD's cover the basics quite well, as well as give lots of opportunities to hear stories in Hawaiian.
I would have given the program 5 stars but for the lack of written materials to accompany the CD's (although some of the material is available on the website)… Read more