All our online ZOOM classes continue as per normal.
For the Samoan Oratory course held in Manukau on Friday evenings, our onsite restrictions still include:
staying home if you are sick or have flu like symptoms;
contact tracing using the COVID app where possible or completing our register at the front desk.
As the only Pacific language hub in Aotearoa New Zealand, our goal is to see our heritage Pasifika languages and cultures thriving and being used on a daily basis at home, at school, in our communities and our workplaces.
What we offer:
Free community Pacific language classes online via ZOOM (20-hour courses face to face with a live tutor)
Fee paying professional translation services across a wide range of Pacific languages
Pacific language resources through our Shopify Bookstore
Fee paying professional development workshops - customised Pacific Cultural Intelligence workshops for corporate clients; small group Pasifika langauge & culture training for a specific outcome (ie, preparing for an 'ava ceremony; one on one language tutoring.
We are pleased to offer our courses online via ZOOM video conferencing. Students access all their learning materials through our online student portal PolyeLearning.
Our courses are short 2-hour lessons taught over 10 weeks, once per week, facilitated face to face (via ZOOM). Students are expected to do at least 1 hour per week of practice and revision.
Our courses offer you an introduction to your language and culture with the end goal of giving you confidence to use your language everyday. For Gagana Samoa we also offer more in-depth courses focused on the fa'amatai language and protocol used when following the age old cultural protocols in the fa'aSamoa, which are ideally suited to learners who already have competency with the language.
Pasifika Education Centre has been serving our Pasifika communities here in Aotearoa for 40+ years.