Fijian for Beginners

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Fijian for Beginners

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • 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

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course is an introduction to Fijian language and culture. It provides the student with basic working information on the language (speaking, understanding, reading, writing) in order to interact and communicate with other speakers while gaining an understanding of the cultural perspectives and practices of the Fijian-speaking culture.
    Learning Outcomes
    - Ability to converse in Fijian.
    - Ability to interact with other speakers of Fijian.
    - Is able to understand the Fijian way of life.
    - Is able to appreciate Fijian culture.
    Course Content
    - Historical origins
    - Varieties of Fijian
    - Pronunciation
    - Grammar
    - Fijian Protocols
    - Sentence Production
    Geraghty,P. 1994, Fijian Phrasebook, Lonely Planet Publications,Malaysia
    Cappell,A.1991,The Fijian Dictionary,Government Printer,Suva, Fiji.

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.