Level 4

Learn Tongan for free*

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.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

General

Open entry for domestic students

Some language knowledge is required.

 
 
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.

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.

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.