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.


Level 2 Gagana Samoa

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

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

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

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90903 v2 Samoan 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Samoan texts on areas of most immediate relevance
A.S. 90904 v2 Samoan 1.2 - Give a spoken presentation in Samoan that communicates a personal response
A.S. 90905 v2 Samoan 1.3 - Interact using spoken Samoan to communicate personal information, ideas and opinions in different situations
A.S. 90906 v2 Samoan 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of Samoan texts on areas of most immediate relevance
A.S. 90907 v2 Samoan 1.5 - Write a variety of text types in Samoan on areas of most immediate relevance
Total Credits

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

Pathway Tags

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, youth worker, Community development worker, activist, builder, forester, park ranger, baker, chef, Actor, Sound Technician.


Any information, costs or standards may change.