Level 1 Lea Faka-Tonga

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs Langi

Recommended Prior Learning

This course will involve learning to write, to speak, to read and to converse in Tongan language relatively well. 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. Students can understand and produce a variety of text types. Skills of Reading, speaking, listening, writing, conversing, presenting, expressing and justifying own opinions will all be taught.  There will be 3 Standards assessed as Internal Assessment and students will choose only TWO to do depending on their strengths. The other two standards will be externally assessed in November. 

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 also 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 Leae Faka-Tonga

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

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

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

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91669 v1 Lea Faka-Tonga 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Lea Faka-Tonga texts on areas of most immediate relevance
A.S. 91670 v1 Lea Faka-Tonga 1.2 - Give a spoken presentation in Lea Faka-Tonga that communicates a personal response
A.S. 91671 v1 Lea Faka-Tonga 1.3 - Interact using spoken Lea Faka-Tonga to communicate personal information, ideas and opinions in different situations
A.S. 91672 v1 Lea Faka-Tonga 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of Lea Faka-Tonga texts on areas of most immediate relevance
A.S. 91673 v1 Lea Faka-Tonga 1.5 - Write a variety of text types in Lea Faka-Tonga 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, activist, builder, forester, park ranger, baker, chef, Actor, Sound Technician


Any information, costs or standards may change.