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Pasifika Languages 2013

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Started by Togi Lemanu 10 Jun 2013 12:25pm () Replies (3)

Talofa lava,

An interesting documentary on the Tagata Pasifika programme talking about Pasifika languages in New Zealand schools and how Pasifika communities are looking at ways of retaining their Pasifika language.  An interesting video to watch.  Look forward to your responses. 

Tagata Pasifika - Pasifika languages 


  • Finau Glen Tuala (View all users posts) 13 Jun 2013 2:59pm ()

    Malo lava le soifua Togi,

    Malo foi le fa'asoa i  lenei mataupu. 

    We have found that some of the students within our community who transition from language nest to Primary school experience initial difficulties similar to ESOL students.

    I just wanted to share an online resource relating to the literacy transition between home and school language, particularly for Samoan students.


    Fa'afetai tele lava,


  • Togi Lemanu (View all users posts) 13 Jun 2013 5:03pm ()

    Malo lava Glen,

    Good to hear from you.  Thank you so much for your response.  The online resource link that you sent through is awesome.  I totally understand difficulties that our Pasifika learners are having when they transition to Primary schools. 

    Faafetai lava Glen

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