Samoan Language and Oratory

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Samoan Language and Oratory

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Indigenous Languages, Pacific Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    SAMO 120 or equivalent language competence

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    A course which concentrates on developing oral and written skills in the Samoan language. Emphasis on oral performance will be stressed in this course.

    Learning Objectives
    This course has three main objectives, and each is of equal importance. Students who pass this
    course should be able to:
    1. have a good understanding and command of everyday spoken and written Samoan.
    2. have a basic understanding of formal speechmaking.
    3. have an appreciation/understanding of l?uga in context.

    Tusitala Blogs- 10%
    L?uga in Photography- 10%
    L?uga in Theory- 20%
    L?uga in Context- 20%
    Final Exam- 40%

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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