Level 4

Learn Tongan

Learn how to take the everyday conversations and engage more formally and appropriately with your Kau Taki 'o e ngaahi Komiuniti'.
Overview

Programme highlights

Learn how to take the everyday conversations and formalise them to engage more appropriately with your Kau Taki 'o e ngaahi Komiuniti'.

By the end of the programme you will be able to engage comfortably in more formal contexts within the family and church setting, community functions and workplace.

You will learn skills on how to MC events and acknowledge distinguished guests.  This is the best place to start if you eventually want to explore 'A e Anga Fakafonua Faka-Tonga.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

General

Open entry for domestic students

Some language knowledge is required.

 
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Programme structure

Programme structure

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

830.418 My surroundings (Tonga) (15 credits)

Learn to apply respectful terms in Lea Faka-Tonga language to close surroundings.

830.419 My family (Tonga) (15 credits)

Learn to apply formal language in Lea Faka-Tonga in family contexts.

830.420 My community (Tonga) (15 credits)

Learn to apply formal language specific to community situations.

830.421 Culture (Tonga) (15 credits)

Learn to develop and apply a deeper understanding of the Tonga language and culture.

Do you want to study a single course, without enrolling into the full programme?

Courses within some of our programmes may be offered as an individual Certificate of Proficiency (COP). Programme entry requirements and course fees apply. For more information, please speak to our friendly Ask Me! team.

Careers and pathways

Career opportunities

You will gain the essential skills to support native speakers in the workforce and the community. These skills are sought after in professions such as nursing and early childhood.

~The specified programmes will be free in 2024 for New Zealand citizens, residents entitled to reside in New Zealand indefinitely, and refugees and protected persons (under the Immigration Act 2009), of all ages, and dependent children of people eligible for the 2021 Resident Visa, that are eligible for tertiary study. Proof of residency status required. This offer is subject to availability within MIT’s maximum permitted class sizes. Entry criteria apply, and some costs may also apply.

Information is correct as at 6 December 2023. 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 2024 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2024 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2024 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 2024 are based on the 2023 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2024. 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 Pūkenga 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.