Learn to speak Gagana Samoa (the Samoan language) and develop your understanding of Samoan culture.
This qualification is for anyone who works with Pacific nations people and wants to improve their communication skills.
If you're of Samoan descent raised in New Zealand, this is a chance to reconnect to your language and culture.
You will learn skills in:
- Reading and writing
- Understanding cultural practices.
A leai se Gagana, ua leai se aganuu. A leai se aganuu, ua po le nu'u.
If there is no language, then there is no culture. If there is no culture, the village is in darkness.
|Start Month(s)||February, July|
|Study Location(s)||MIT Otara|
|Youth Guarantee (fees-free*)||Not available|
41 weeks (part-time, evenings plus two Saturdays)
|International Fees||Not available to international students|
|Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*)||Not available|
|Qualification||New Zealand Certificate|
Pacific Languages at MIT
Information is correct as at October 2019. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.