100SAM

Level 1 Gagana Samoa

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss Lemalu

This course will involve learning how to form sentence and paragraph structures. You will gain knowledge of Samoan by developing skills in listening, spoken presentation, reading and writing.  An important component of the course is learning about their culture and key events in the history of their nation. Students are expected to understand and produce more complex language. They can communicate using present, past and future tenses and can understand and produce a variety of text types.  There will be 2 Standards assessed as Internal Assessment and two standards will be externally assessed in November. Practice exams will be offered to students in September. 


Course Overview

Semester 1
In Semester one the emphasis is on producing a speech and two pieces of writing (in different text type) in a structured way. Students are expected to produce more complex language instead of simple sentences., communicate using present, past and future tenses. Sharing and justifying information and ideas are important.

Semester 2
In Semester two, the emphasis is on Interaction and preparation for the external examinations. The Interaction standard is a portfolio and students will submit two interactions on two different topics. Students will share and justify their ideas and opinions in their interaction. Interaction strategies must be used to sustain interaction. Skills of Reading, listening, making notes from listening texts, writing winning answers will be emphasized.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Contributions
Students will be expected to participate in the Samoan Language Week Celebration and Polyfest (if a group is put together)

Stationery
1 Exercise book
1 Samoan - English dictionary (if possible)
2 Black or Blue and 1 Red pens, pencil and a pack of colored pencil

Recommended Prior Learning

  • Learning Samoan in the junior Year 9 & 10. 
  • Have prior knowledge of the Samoan language
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn


Pathway

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90903 v2
NZQA Info
Samoan 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Samoan texts on areas of most immediate relevance
5
5
5
5
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90904 v2
NZQA Info
Samoan 1.2 - Give a spoken presentation in Samoan that communicates a personal response
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90905 v2
NZQA Info
Samoan 1.3 - Interact using spoken Samoan to communicate personal information, ideas and opinions in different situations
5
5
5
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90906 v2
NZQA Info
Samoan 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of Samoan texts on areas of most immediate relevance
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90907 v2
NZQA Info
Samoan 1.5 - Write a variety of text types in Samoan on areas of most immediate relevance
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 24
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

Any information, costs or standards may change.

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