We want heritage Pacific languages to thrive in the places we live, work and play. We can make this happen by revitalising, maintaining and strengthening our languages and practices.
Welcome to the Centre for Pacific Languages
Kia Ora, Mālō e lelei, Talofa lava, Taloha ni, Kia orana, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Ni sa bula and warm Pacific greetings.
When Pacific languages and cultures thrive, our communities thrive, and Aotearoa becomes a better place for everyone.
"Pacific languages are a cornerstone of our health, wellbeing and identity as Pacific peoples. When our languages are spoken, heard and celebrated, our communities thrive,"
We are tautai or wayfinders, helping people recover their past, strengthen their present, and envision their future through the restoration of their languages, cultures and identities
We have a strong sense of responsibility and a resolute purpose that supports the restoration of Pacific people’s identities. We are tautai or way finders, helping people recover their past, strengthen their present, and envision their future through the restoration of their languages and cultures.
At the Centre for Pacific Languages, we provide free language courses for Pacific communities, cultural competency workshops for corporations and businesses, and Pacific language translation services for clients in Aotearoa New Zealand, the Pacific, and around the world. Our courses are facilitated by a tutor, and classes are taught online with digital learning resources available to you once you enrol.
We have highly respected language and culture experts who can translate your documents into 9 key Pacific languages.
Our cultural experts can also support your organisation by creating bespoke Koloa professional development opportunities for your governance, management and staff.
The trustee of the Centre for Pacific Languages, Dr Rae Si'ilata spoke with Pacific Waves (Radio New Zealand) host Susana Suisuiki to talk more about the 'Koloa' fono.
"More action needed to protect Pacific languages."
We were established in 1978 as PIERC Education, before becoming an NZQA Registered Private Training Establishment (PTE) under the name Pasifika Education Centre in 1994.
Now in 2022, with a brand refresh and additional services, we are the Centre for Pacific Languages.
On behalf of the Board, it is indeed a great pleasure, that I announce the appointment of Fesaitu Solomone to the position of Chief Executive Officer for the Centre for Pacific Languages (CPL) – Sina Wendt (ONZM).Read More
It has been a busy month of Pacific Language week celebrations and as we reach the end of another successful series and in honour of the 2023 Pacific Language Week celebrations, we are excited to announce the first edition release of the Centre for Pacific Languages – Speak Pacific App.Read More