Pasifika languages 1 - Gagana Sāmoa

Bachelor of Maori and Indigenous Studies

This 10-hour short course will give you a solid foundation in the basics of Samoan language. On completion you’ll be able to: pronounce components of the language with some confidence; participate in prayer and song; recite your oral presentations/introductions; understand basic protocols; understand and deliver basic greetings, farewells and numbers.

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Learning outcomes

  • Pronounce a Pasifika language with some confidence
  • Participate in karakia and waiata
  • Recite their mihi
  • Understand basic tikanga
  • Understand and produce basic greetings, farewells and numbers
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Pasifika languages 2 - Gagana Sāmoa

This intermediate level short course follows on from Gagana Samoa 1 and provides further skills in reading and speaking in Samoan.

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Upcoming Dates

Thursday 08 September -
Friday 09 September

8th Feb and 9th Feb 2017 (Wed/Thurs)

Time- 9:00am- 3:00pm

Christchurch City Campus
Saturday 10 June -
Saturday 17 June

10th June and 17th June 2017 (Saturday)

Time- 9am-3pm

Christchurch City Campus
Tuesday 12 July -
Thursday 13 July

12th July and 13th July 2017 (Wed/Thurs)

Time- 9am-3pm

Christchurch City Campus
Saturday 02 September -
Saturday 09 September

2nd Sept and 9th Sept 2017 (Saturday)

Time- 9am- 3pm

Christchurch City Campus
Monday 20 February -
Friday 14 April

20th Feb - 14th April 2017 (Wed)

Time- 6pm- 8pm

Christchurch City Campus
Monday 24 July -
Friday 22 September

24th July and 22nd Sept 2017 (Wed)

Time- 6pm- 8pm

Christchurch City Campus