Samoan Language and Oratory
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
Area of Study
Indigenous Languages, Pacific Studies
Taught In English
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.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
A course which concentrates on developing oral and written skills in the Samoan language. Emphasis on oral performance will be stressed in this course.
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%
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.