ESl and Citizenship Services

ESL and Citizenshp Classes

To support individuals with low English proficiency and to aid those interested in becoming U.S. citizens, PGC offers tuition-free English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) classes and Citizenship classes, courtesy of the Freeman Foundation.  

ESL Classes

ESL in PGC classes are taught with a hands-on approach to learning in an encouraging learning atmosphere. Lessons are developed based upon the American Council of Foreign Language Teacher's (ACTFL) 5 C's: Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons and Communities.   

ESL classes for adults are offered in 10-week sessions.   

Classroom Location ($15 registration fee): 83 No. King Street, 3rd Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813.   

Mondays and Wednesdays 

8:30 AM - 10:15 AM (low beginner) 

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM (high beginner)   

Fall Term: Augt 28 to Nov 8, 2017 

Winter Term: Nov 27, 2017 to Feb 7, 2018 

Spring Term: Feb 26 to May 9, 2018

Summer Term: May 28 to Aug 8, 2018 

Fall Term: August 27 to November 7, 2018   

For more info, contact Ron at 

or (808) 773-7047  

Citizenship Classes

PGC offers free citizenship classes. Learn everything necessary to pass the Civics test and Naturalization interview.

To register, you must be:

  • more than 18 years old
  • have a green card
  • have basic English skills
  • have a clean criminal background

Tuesdays and Thursdays

2:30 pm to 4:15 pm

Waipahu United Church of Christ

Tuesdays and Thursdays 

5:30 pm to 7:15 pm

723-C Umi St Honolulu HI 96819


9:00 am to 12:45 pm

723-C Umi St Honolulu HI 96819

For more info, contact Ron at 

or (808) 773-7047 


Our (following) staff are certified in implementation training for 

Comprehensive Adult Student Education Training (CASAS):

Ron Okita

Terrina Wong

Lily Ong