WELCOME TO SAMOAN 101/101G- SAMOAN LANGUAGE
4th March - 7th June 2019
This course gives students an introduction to the structure of Samoan, as well as allowing them to develop basic language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Designed for students with little or no knowledge of the language, and for those with some fluency wishing to understand simple sentence structure and composition.
Restriction: May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has been previously passed.
AIM OF THE COURSE
1. To introduce students to the Samoan language through the development of skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing
2. To introduce students to Samoan culture, protocol, idea and concepts
3. To appreciate different cultural and life experiences.
Upon successful completion of this course, students are expected to have:
1. Developed a basic understanding of the Samoan language through skills such as listening, speaking, reading and writing
2. Developed a basic understanding of Samoan culture, protocol, idea and concepts.
3. Developed an appreciation of a different cultural and life experience
The Teaching Team
Aiolupotea Taitu'uga Mirofora Mata'afa-Komiti
Centre for Pacific Studies
Room 273 - 201D (Upper Level)
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours: Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
LECTURE, TUTORIAL and LAB Information
There are 2 hours of lecture, 1 hour of tutorial AND 1 hour of lab.
(All timetables are on Student Services online)
Hunkin, GAL (1988) Samoan Language Coursebook, Pasifika Press, Auckland 2001
Attendance.It is expected that you will attend all lectures and tutorials. For further information please see the PACIFIC STUDIES LATE POLICY.
Fa'aaloalo/Faka'apa'apa/Respect. Respect each other. Respect the instructor, and the institution. Respect the knowledge we are developing and learning. Respect other cultures and ways of being and doing. Honour the work of your colleagues, support them in their learning, and contribute to the learning of others and yourself.
Preparation. Be prepared. Being prepared for class is an essential part of research, learning and teaching. Being unprepared prevents you from learning; it also inhibits the work of others, and the class, and prevents your full development as a student in the course.
Knowledge. Universities exist to teach, and to research. In Pacific Studies we teach and research Pacific peoples, communities and places, knowledge that has at times been neglected or maligned, or which in many cases has only recently been recognized by academic scholars. Our communities and people hold this knowledge dear, value it deeply, and we expect our students to do the same
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Workload and deadlines for submission of coursework:
The University of Auckland's expectation is that students spend 10 hours per week on a 15-point course, including time in class and personal study. Students should manage their academic workload and other commitments accordingly.
Deadlines for coursework are set by course convenors and will be advertised in course material. You should submit your work on time. In extreme circumstances, such as illness, you may seek an extension but you may be required to provide supporting information before the assignment is due. Late assignments without a pre-approved extension may be penalised by loss of marks – check course information for details.
For further information please see the >>Pacific Studies Late Policy.pdf
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