Level 2 Gagana Samoa

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms Magasiva

This course is a leading way for those wanting to go onto future tertiary education. We will give you the foundation to build critical thinking about our language and culture and also in your everyday lives and protocols of our language and culture.  This course will involve learning how to form formal sentences and structures. Students will gain knowledge of Samoan by developing skills in listening, spoken presentation, reading and writing.  Of the five Standards offered to students, 3 will be assessed internally and 2 will be externally assessed.

Course Overview

Semester 1
In Semester one the emphasis is on producing a spoken presentation and the writing of two different text types in a structured way using their knowledge of Samoan. Students can communicate information, ideas and opinions through their spoken and written texts. They are also expected to express and respond to personal ideas and opinions.

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 use spoken Samoan language to communicate personal information, and justify ideas and opinions in different situations. Interaction strategies must be used to sustain interaction. Skills of Reading, listening, making notes from listening texts, and writing winning answers will be emphasized.


Level 3 Gagana Samoa

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students are expected to participate and contribute to Samoan Language week activities and other Samoan cultural group events

Recommended Prior Learning

Completion of Junior or L1 Samoan or  have prior knowledge of spoken and written Samoan.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91143 v3 Samoan 2.1 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Samoan texts on familiar matters
A.S. 91144 v2 Samoan 2.3 - Interact using spoken Samoan to share information and justify ideas and opinions in different situations
A.S. 91145 v2 Samoan 2.2 - Give a spoken presentation in Samoan that communicates information, ideas and opinions
A.S. 91146 v3 Samoan 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of written and/or visual Samoan text(s) on familiar matters
A.S. 91147 v2 Samoan 2.5 - Write a variety of text types in Samoan to convey information, ideas, and opinions in genuine contexts
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, Teacher Aide, Secondary school 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, Nursing and community services, Tailor/Dressmaker, 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, activist, builder, forester, park ranger, baker, chef, Actor, Sound Technician


Any information, costs or standards may change.