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Fijian Studies

Fijian Studies

BULA VINAKA!

O sega ni kila na vosa vakaviti? O via tomana na nomu vulica na veika vakaviti? 
Mai vulica e USP!  E na wili tale ga e na nomu Koroi!

At USP, we offer Fijian courses for credit to both beginners and fluent speakers. Our programme is supported by the iTaukei Trust Fund Board.

Complete beginner?

Fluent speaker of Fijian?

Whether you’re new to Fiji or you’ve lived here all your life, why not take this opportunity to learn Fijian for the first time? Gain an insight into Fijian culture, and impress your friends with your new language skills!

LL166 Fijian for Beginners

Offered face-to-face at Laucala in both semesters

You can take LL166 as an elective in any programme, or as part of a major in Pacific Language Studies. The course usually attracts students from all over the world, so you’ll meet new friends and have lots of fun, while also learning to communicate in one of the major languages of Fiji.

If you already speak Fijian, you can take a Diploma, BA, BEd or BAGCED with a major in Pacific Vernacular Language (Fijian Studies). You can also take any of the Fijian Studies courses as electives, or as part of a degree in Pacific Language Studies. The courses below are open to students at all campuses, and are also offered as flexi-schools.

Please note that these courses are taught through the medium of Fijian, so proficiency in the language is essential. 

LL161: Fijian Language Studies I – Vakadidike Vosa Vakaviti I

LL162: Fijian Orature/Literature I – Umavosa Maroroi Vakaviti I

LL215: The Teaching of Pacific Languages (Fijian version)

LL261: Fijian Language Studies II – Vakadidike Vosa Vakaviti II

LL262: Fijian Orature/Literature II – Umavosa Maroroi Vakaviti II

LL362: Orality, Literacy and Culture – Umavosa Maroroi Vakaviti III

Na isakisaki ni noda vanua na vosa kei na kena itovo. Mai vulica mo kila. E sa rawa ni o vakoroi kina mo cakacaka. O na yalomatua tale ga ni o kila na nomu vosa kei na itovo. Ena matata tale ga vei iko na nomu okati mo dua na itaukei.  Na bibi ni vuli qo eratou tokona tiko mai kina na Matabose ni iLavo Maroroi ni iTaukei.

For further information, please contact the Fijian Studies coordinator directly, or you can email the Coordinator for Linguistics and Languages

Hindi Studies

Hindi Studies

At USP, we offer Hindi courses for credit to both beginners and fluent speakers. Our Hindi Studies programmes are supported by the Government of India.

Complete beginner?

Fluent speaker of Hindi?

For beginners, we offer:

LL176: Conversational Hindi

Offered face-to-face at Laucala

Join this class for an introduction to Hindi – a major language of Fiji as well as one of the five most widely spoken languages in the globe today.

Knowledge of the language could really boost your CV, as well as opening up a whole new aspect of life and culture in Fiji.

You can take this course as an elective in any programme, or as part of a major in Pacific Language Studies.

For fluent Hindi speakers, we offer:

A Diploma, BA, BEd or BAGCED with a major in Pacific Vernacular Language (Hindi Studies). You can also take any of the Hindi Studies courses as electives, or as part of a degree in Pacific Language Studies.

The courses below are open to students at all campuses.

Please note that these courses are taught through the medium of Hindi, so proficiency in the language is essential.

LL171: Introduction to Hindi
LL172: Introduction to Hindi Literature
LL215: The Teaching of Pacific Languages (Hindi version)
LL271: Varieties of Hindi
LL272: Hindi Prose Fiction
LL371: Cultural Studies
LL372: Culture, Literature and Language

For further information, please contact the Hindu Studies Coordinator directly, or you can email the Coordinator for Linguistics and Languages

French

French

BONJOUR A TOUS!

Have you considered learning French as part of your USP degree programme?

French is widely spoken in the Pacific and across the world, so this language can open up new opportunities for your future, or just give you a new and interesting challenge while you study.


Alliance Française de Suva offers the following French language courses in face-to-face mode at Laucala Campus:

LL141: Introduction to the French Language
LL241: Intermediate French
LL341: Advanced French
LL342: French for Business

You can take these courses as electives within any programme, or you can take a complete Minor in French alongside a Single Major in another subject.

You can also study French as part of a major in Pacific Language Studies, combining 3 core courses in Linguistics with 4 courses in French, and 1 course from a different language.

You will be taught by a native speaking French teacher, using interactive and innovative methods based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. You may also have the chance to sit for an internationally-recognised diploma in French, in addition to credit for your USP degree.


Why learn French?

•    Add foreign language skills to your cv

•    Open up new job opportunities with NGOs or in tourism

•    Study or work in France or New Caledonia

•    Travel to French-speaking countries like New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna, French Polynesia, France, Belgium, Canada … …

@USP: Meet the lecturer in H334 in the FALE building


For further information, you can contact the French teacher directly, or you can email the Coordinator for Linguistics and Languages.

A bientôt! See you soon!

Alliance Française de Suva also offer a wide range of activities and social events at their premises on Desvoeux Road and throughout Suva. Check out their website for details.
Alliance Française are also in Vanuatu , Tonga and the Cook Islands. Keep an eye out for activities and events happening near you!

Chinese

Chinese

           

 

The Confucius Institute offers the following Chinese language courses in face-to-face mode at Laucala, Lautoka, Emalus and Cook Islands Campuses:

 

LL181: Chinese Language 1

LL281: Chinese Language 2

LL381: Chinese Language 3

LL382: Chinese for Business

You can take these courses as electives within any programme, or you can take a complete Minor in Chinese alongside a Single Major in another subject.

You can also study Chinese as part of a major in Pacific Language Studies, combining 3 core courses in Linguistics with 4 courses in Chinese, and 1 course from a different language.

You will learn through interactive and innovative methods, with small class sizes, in excellent facilities provided by the Confucius Institute on campus.


Why learn Chinese?

  • Take advantage of new business interactions between China and the Pacific
  • Enhance your cv with skills in a new language
  • Enrich your degree with a new intellectual challenge
  • Get an insight into Chinese culture

 

For further information, please contact the Confucius Institute directly, or you can email the Coordinator for Linguistics and Languages

 

The Confucius Institute also offers social classes (not for credit), and a range of fun activities from cooking classes to tea ceremonies to Chinese ink painting. Visit their website for details.

Cook Islands Maori

Cook Islands Maori

Cook Islands Māori

KIA ORANA!

Tūrou oro mai. Ka riro te Reo Māori Kuki Airani i te ‘akapāpu mai e noea mai koe, tōou tupuanga e te kapua’anga. Itikiia te reira ki te papa o tō’ou ngākau kia riro koe ei toa i te kave’anga i te reo ki te uki ‘ō apōpō.

At USP, we offer Cook Islands Māori courses for credit to both learners and fluent speakers. The programme is supported by the Cook Islands Ministry of Education.

Programmes in Cook Islands Māori

Flexi school schedule

Conversational Cook Islands Māori

If want to learn (or relearn) Cook Islands Māori, you can take our conversational class (LL196) for credit as part of any programme. It is offered face-to-face at the Cook Islands Campus in both semesters. Enquire at the campus!

Programmes for fluent speakers

If you already speak Cook Islands Māori fluently, you can study the language as part of the following programmes:

Diploma

UU100, UU114, LL118, LL122, LL191, LL215, LL216, LL291, LL317, LL391, LL392, plus 1 elective from any discipline

Major in a BA with double major

LL118, LL191, LL215, LL291, LL391, LL392

Minor in a BA

LL191, LL291, LL391, plus LL215 or LL392

Teaching subject in a BEd or BAGCED

LL118, LL122, LL191, LL215, LL291, LL391, LL392

BA Pacific Language Studies

LL118, LL191, LL215, LL216, LL291, LL317, LL391, LL392

LL191, LL215, LL291, LL391 and LL392 are taught in Cook Islands Māori. They are offered face-to-face as flexi schools at the Cook Islands Campus. All other courses come from the Linguistics programme and are offered both online (all campuses) and face-to-face (Laucala). You can find out more about them on the Linguistics page.

Schedule

The first cohort of 20 teachers enrolled in the Diploma in Cook Islands Māori in 2017. As part of their programme, they are taking flexi schools at the Cook Islands Campus, as per the following schedule:

LL191 Cook Islands Māori 1 (Summer 2017)

LL291 Cook Islands Māori 2 (Summer 2018)

LL215 The Teaching of Pacific Languages - Cook Islands Māori version (Summer 2019)

LL391 Cook Islands Māori Texts and Translation (tbc 2020)

LL392 Cook Islands Māori Epistemology, Values and Ethics (Summer 2020)

These courses will not run every year. If you are interested in taking any of the programmes listed, you will need to take the above courses as per the schedule, or enquire about the next offerings. All other courses are offered every year in either Semester 1 or 2.

For further information, please enquire at the Cook Islands Campus or contact the Coordinator for Linguistics and Languages

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