Faculty of Arts


Tongan Language 1

Please note: this is archived course information from 2020 for TONGAN 101.


TONGAN 101 will enable you to 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. TONGAN 101 will also study important Tongan customs and traditions.

Courses in Tongan would be of interest 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 for purposes of better interaction with the Tongan community or for further study and research. Tongan may also interest you if you are pursuing studies in language-related fields such as linguistics.

Availability 2020

Semester 1


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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