how it works: learning pacific languages

Learning a Pacific language online is fun and easy.
It removes barriers and allows a wide range of students to join our classes.


How online learning works

PolyeLearning is the online learning platform that CPL uses to give students access to our Pasifika language courses. It is powered by Moodle.

It gives you access to both your course materials and tutor support via your computer, tablet, iPad, or even your smart phone.

You’ll need access to WiFi and/or mobile data in order to use the the CPL PolyeLearning platform. All students can access all their learning content using PolyeLearning.

What will I find within PolyeLearning?

In PolyeLearning, you will be able to:

  • Access the teaching materials from your class (e.g. PowerPoint slides, audio files, video files and anything else that was used during the lesson)
  • Find important information about your course (e.g. important dates, student handbook, etc)
How do students access PolyeLearning?

When you complete your enrolment, you’ll be issued with a login and a password. Go to the PolyeLearning Login page and fill in your details.

Would you like to find out more?

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.


The Centre For Pacific Languages use a Moodle student online learning platform called PolyeLearning. This is accessed by a password which you’ll receive once you enrol. Once enrolled, you’ll be able to access all the necessary learning materials for your chosen Pacific Language course – it will include the PowerPoint lesson and any additional teaching resources, such as reference materials, videos, audio files, etc.



The Centre For Pacific Languages uses ZOOM video conferencing software to live stream our courses. Once you enrol, you’ll receive a link that you’ll use for your 10-week course. When you’re ready to start your class, simply click on the link to join the class. Try and arrive early to ensure you don’t have any technical difficulties.



The Centre For Pacific Languages carries a small selection of language learning resources to support you in your language learning. These include dictionaries, bilingual readers, fa’alupega (names of chiefly titles by villages/districts), Sāmoan language books with selected lauga; and other poetry and short story books.

Want to learn more?

Check out these excellent resources – you don’t need them for your course, but they’re great if you want to take your learning to the next level.

Niue Heroes, David Riley

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The Fijian Dictionary, compiled by A Capell

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Ni isi o Tāofi i le foafoaga o Sāmoa:
A History of Sāmoa, by Tofaeono Tanuvasa Tavale

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