Faculty of Arts


Tongan Language 1

Please note: this is archived course information from 2012 for TONGAN 101.


In Tongan Language 101 you will attain an initial degree of spoken and written competence in the language, study its structure and appreciate some forms of Tongan literature such as songs and speeches. You will also study important Tongan customs and traditions. This course will be useful if you are Tongan and have lost, or are in the process of losing, your native tongue, or if you wish to master communication skills in Tongan so you can better interact with the Tongan community, or for further study and research. Tongan may also be useful if you are pursuing studies in language-related fields such as Linguistics. The course combines two teaching methods: direct teaching about the Tongan language and discussions on Tongan culture and history delivered in Tongan. May not be taken by students who are already fluent in Tongan.

Availability 2012

Semester 2


Coordinator(s) Dr Melenaite Taumoefolau


Handouts will be distributed in class.


Coursework + exam


TONGAN 101: 15.0 points


May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

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