Check out digital resources in preparation for Samoan language week that starts this Sunday 24th May – Saturday 30th May. The theme for Samoan Language week is “Prepare yourself a gift for travels”. Even with events in the library being postponed till it is safe, we encourage you to check out the links below and try practice a phrase or two with family & friends. Help promote and celebrate the language in your church, workplace, school and your community.
Prepare yourself a gift to prepare you for your travels.
For digital resources that you could engage in your family please refer to the following links:
New Zealand Curriculum Online: Samoan Language week.
Kahoot Quiz: Samoan language and facts
The Coconet.tv (Samoan cultural practices videos)
Digital Samoan dual language books (with audio):
Samoan language, culture and identity: Feature on Fa’atili Iosua Esera, the principal of Sutton Park School in Mangere.
Try simple Samoan words and phrases:
Tālofa lava: Hello (formal)
Mālō le soifua: Hello/Good health
‘O ā mai ‘oe? How are you? (to one person only)
Manuia fa‘afetai: Good, thank you
Manuia le aso: Have a great day
Tōfā soifua: Good- bye (formal)