SAMOAN 101G Samoan Language 1

SAMOAN 101G│Open│Semester One 2024│City Campus│15 points


An introduction to learning the Samoan language through everyday talanoa, understanding basic sentence structures and grammar as well as introduction to simple respectful language, conversations and protocols. 

Restriction: May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of, everyday Samoan vocabulary and language.
  2. Understand and describe simple Samoan sentence structures.
  3. Develop understanding of basic Samoan customs and protocols.
  4. Develop knowledge and understanding of Pacific concepts.

Student Feedback

'I really enjoyed this course and the way it was taught. The worksheets we were given in tutorials helped the most to process the information. I'm not very good at this subject, so my enjoyment doesn't reflect in my marks but I thoroughly enjoyed it.'

'The tutorial resources provided were extremely helpful. The large amount of Sāmoan spoken in the classroom was good for getting an understanding of the language.'

'Lecture slides were clear and the teacher was extremely charismatic.'

'The tutorials and the lecture content were very interesting.'

'Everything the lecturer did was helpful. Fa'afetai lava lou avanoa.'

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