If you are of Tongan ethnicity, courses in Tongan will be of special value if you have lost or are losing your native language. Tongan is also useful if you want to master communication skills for a deeper understanding of Tongan culture or interaction with the Tongan community. Tongan can enrich the study of Anthropology, Pacific Studies and Linguistics.

Areas of study

Courses in Tongan enable you to attain spoken and written competence in the language and to study its structure.

You can study Tongan in the following programmes:

What you will learn

As well as developing spoken and written competence in the language, you will gain an understanding and appreciation of Tongan literature and culture with courses from Pacific Studies that explore the politics, economics, social issues, art, languages, world-views, music and dance of the Pacific Islands.

Career opportunities

Knowledge of Tongan can be useful for careers in education, public and social services, social welfare, business, marketing, journalism, language teaching, interpreting and translation.

More information

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