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Vagahau Niue

A range of free NZQA-approved courses designed to help you learn Vagahau Niue.

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Suitable for

This course is right for you if you’re a beginner learner who’s never spoken vagahau Niue before, or you have a basic understanding but want to gain confidence in using the language. The course is taught in English so learners do not need to be fluent in vagahau Niue. It’s designed to help learners develop their vagahau Niue and cultural knowledge, protocols and practices.

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Course duration

Taught over 10 weeks, students will join a 2-hour tutor facilitated class per week, and spend at least 1 hour per week doing revision and practice. Courses are a total of 30 hours of learning and practice.

What you need to do the course

This course is taught online. Learners must have access to a digital device (preferably a computer or laptop rather than a smart phone) and a stable internet connection. Minimum hardware requirements are in the FAQs.

Course content

Learners will gain the basic skills and knowledge of vagahau Niue at an introduction level, as well as get an introductory understanding of key Niue cultural practices.

Students will learn key information essential in any Niue cultural context to communicate information about your identity:

  • your name
  • your home
  • your family, grandparents and ancestors (your family tree)
  • your village links

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to introduce yourself confidently with these key facts.

The course will also cover how to introduce yourself and how to respond to introductions. This course covers simple introductions equivalent to hello, good morning, good afternoon and good evening.

You’ll gain an introduction into the language used at key Niue life events, such as birthdays, weddings and funerals.

Students who complete the course will have developed the knowledge and skills to be able to use greetings, build their vocabulary, converse at a basic level in vagahau Niue, and act in a culturally appropriate way as expected in a Niue context.

Fees

Free

Start date End date Enrol
19 Sep. 2022 25 Nov. 2022 Register Interest
Entry requirements

Applicants must be NZ Citizens, or permanent residents and be over 16 years of age, or 13 years of age with adult approval and supervision. This can be a parent, guardian or sibling over 16 years of age who will attend the class with any 13-15 year old.

Tutors

Your friendly tutors for this course:

Inangaro Vakaafi
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Suitable for

This course is intended for people want to have simple conversations with friends, family and workmates in vagahau Niue.

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Course duration

Taught over 10 weeks, students will join a 2-hour tutor facilitated class per week, and spend at least 1 hour per week doing revision and practice. Courses are a total of 30 hours of learning and practice.

What you need to do the course

This course is taught online. Learners must have access to a digital device (preferably a computer or laptop rather than a smart phone) and a stable internet connection. Minimum hardware requirements are in the FAQs.

Course content

In our online Vagahau Niue classes, students will learn through listening and communicating, with a focus on accuracy and pronunciation. Learners will build knowledge that may include key family roles and increasing knowledge of:

  • Honorific terms and language skills
  • Your family tree
  • Speaking about your relationship to your surroundings

You’ll strengthen knowledge around Niue life-events and customary gift giving to help build your understanding of Niue cultural practices. Conversations will cover directions, places, seasons and enable you to present a simple opinion about a Niue cultural practices.

Learners will use role-play activities, and by the end of the course be able to deliver individual presentations in the form of a speech. People who complete this course will have learned at least 200 simple words used in everyday conversation and have a knowledge of basic punctuation and grammar.

This course is taught in English so you don’t need to be fluent in vagahau Niue, but you should have a good understanding of the basics.

Fees

Free

Start date End date Enrol
21 Sep. 2022 25 Nov. 2022 Register Interest
Entry requirements

Applicants must be NZ Citizens, or permanent residents and be over 16 years of age; or 13 years of age with adult approval and supervision. This can be a parent, guardian or sibling over 16 years of age who will attend the class with any 13-15 year old.

Tutors

Your friendly tutors for this course:

Meleua Ikiua
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Suitable for

This course is intended for people who want to further develop and polish their vagahau Niue skills, including cultural and historical knowledge. At Level 2, it’s expected that learners will have prior knowledge of vagahau Niue already.
Learners will explore and build cultural and historical knowledge while engaging, practicing speaking and listening.

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Course duration

Taught over 10 weeks, students will join a 2-hour tutor facilitated class per week, and spend at least 1 hour per week doing revision and practice. Courses are a total of 30 hours of learning and practice.

What you need to do the course

This course is taught online. Learners must have access to a digital device (preferably a computer or laptop rather than a smart phone) and a stable internet connection. Minimum hardware requirements are in the FAQs.

Course content

Students will learn how to communicate key information about:

  • Relationships between people in the family and/or community settings
  • Communicating life-events using the correct terminology in family situations
  • How to understand the importance of cultural behaviours/habits and taboos
  • The cultural tools for gift-giving

Students who complete the course will be able to communicate key facts and social norms about Niue and its leadership, as well as be able to demonstrate indigenous cultural and historical knowledge about Niue. By the end of the course, learners should know at least 300 simple words which can be used in a conversation with friends and family in the home, workplace, places of worship and community.

Students who complete the course should also be able to demonstrate Niue cultural protocols within a formal setting.

Fees

Free

Start date End date Enrol
22 Sep. 2022 25 Nov. 2022 Register Interest
Entry requirements

Applicants must be NZ Citizens, or permanent residents and be over 16 years of age; or 13 years of age with adult approval and supervision. This can be a parent, guardian or sibling over 16 years of age who will attend the class with any 13-15 year old.

Tutors

Your friendly tutors for this course:

Lynn Lolokini Pavihi
Pacific Language Course Resources

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Very inclusive and well facilitated which I found essential to getting the most out of each of the lessons. The content was simple and straight forward so comprehension and understanding was great.

Evander
Intro to vagahau Niue

Being able to interact with the whole class to hear others speak in a safe and positive environment, this meant being able to be corrected and comfortable correcting your peers.

Ray
Everyday Conversation in vagahau Niue

The class culture that was created by Ina made a safe environment where everyone was valued. Ina was so approachable and generous with her time and knowledge.

Nicole
Intro to vagahau Niue

Meleua made the online learning fun and enjoyable, easy to follow and understand, comfortable to ask questions if needed, the class itself was awesome and everyone was really friendly and encouraging towards each other.

Ruth
Everyday Conversation in vagahau Niue

I think because when I first did the lessons I was so young now walking into this as an adult and more of an urgency or knowing the importance of culture and language I'm more willing to learn ... so just being a part of it was awesome learning the basics.

Leia
Intro to vagahau Niue

It was great… being able to use vagahau Niue. Otherwise I don't hear or use it at all.

Iata
Everyday Conversation in vagahau Niue

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Alex
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