Level 3 Lea Faka-Tonga
In this course students are expected to use Tongan language to express and justify their own ideas and opinions and to support and challenge those of others. They are able to use and identify language and cultural forms that guide interpretation and enable them to respond critically to texts. The skills of reading, speaking, writing, and listening to extended texts will also be taught and encouraged. A total of 5 standards will be offered, of which 3 will be assessed internally and 2 will be assessed externally. This course will lead to Tertiary Levels.
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 respond critically to stimulus material in their speech and in their writings. Students can also support and challenge the ideas and views of others.
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 in which they will express and respond to ideas and opinions and communicate appropriately in different situations. Interaction strategies will be used to sustain interaction. Skills of Reading, listening, making notes from listening texts, writing winning answers will be emphasized.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
1 exercise book, pens (black, blue, red), Tongan dictionary
Recommended Prior Learning
Completion of L1 / L2 Tongan or having a prior knowledge of Tongan
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 24
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.
Education and Teaching, Early Childhood Teacher, Media Producer, Model, Nanny/child carer, Working in Media: radio or T.V., Travel and Tourism, Law, Manufacturing and Technology, Working with people, social and community groups, Drama, Music and Performing Arts, Tailor/Dressmaker, Lawyer, Interpreter, Translators, Cutter, Fashion Designer, Sewing Machinist, Journalist, Graphic Designer, Librarian, Library Assistant, Security Officer/Guard, Parking Officer, Navy Sailor, Navy Officer, Police officer, Counselor, Guidance counselor, Nurse, midwife, Mechanical Engineer, Film/Television Camera, Pastor, Minister of religion, evangelist, activist, builder, forester, park ranger, baker, chef, Actor, Sound Technician.,
Any information, costs or standards may change.