Level 3

Learn Samoan for free*

Learn to speak Gagana Samoa (the Samoan language) and develop your understanding of Samoan culture.
Overview

Programme highlights

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:

  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • 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. (Fanaafi, 1996)

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

General

Open entry for domestic students

There are no academic requirements that need to be met to enter this programme.

Programme structure

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below four courses (60 credits):

830.323 My surroundings (Samoa) (15 credits)

Gain basic language skills and vocabulary as an introduction to Samoa.

830.324 My family (Samoa) (15 credits)

Gain language skills and vocabulary for communicating within a Samoan family.

830.325 My community (Samoa) (15 credits)

Gain skills and vocabulary for communicating within a Samoan community.

830.326 Cultural practices (Samoa) (15 credits)

Gain skills, knowledge and vocabulary to demonstrate knowledge of Samoan culture.

Careers and pathways
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Your work experience or previous tertiary study may count towards achieving your qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at MIT is designed for those who already have on-the-job skills and knowledge, but want to take their career to the next level with a qualification.

With RPL we can measure and match your existing skills against credits in our courses – creating a tailored path of study that will not only save you money but also help you to complete your qualification faster. Learn more.

Information is correct as at 16 November 2022. 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 2023 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2023 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2023 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 2023 are based on the 2022 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2023. 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 part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. Te Pukenga is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.