Samoan Language Week
Samoan Language Week Resources
The Samoan Language Resource page is a great tool for celebrating Samoan Language Week 2023.
The Samoan language videos and images are a great tool for schools and communities wanting to celebrate Samoan Language week, which in 2023 falls between the 28th May to the 3rd June.
The content has been designed to strengthen basic Samoan language abilities so you can become familiar with basic Samoan words, Samoan phrases, numbers and much more.
At Pacific Learners, we have an experienced group of frontline educators who are passionate about seeing our Pacific children reach their full potential.
Samoan words for things you see at school
Going to school for the first time can be a stressful for our pacific children, especially if English is a second language. In this video, we give you 17 things that our children will see at school, and translate them from English to Samoan.
The Lord’s Prayer in Samoan
We all have a responsibility to pass on simple cultural phrases, songs, stories and scriptures to our children. By doing so, they can have a positive impact on our children’s sense of identity and belonging.
In this video, we bring you the Lord’s Prayer translated from English to Samoan
Samoan words for celebrating Christmas
Christmas is an important time in our Pacific culture where we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
In this video, we bring you Samoan words that you can use during the Christmas holidays, such as aso fanau, meaning birthday, or fa’amanatuga which means celebration or meaalofa meaning presents..
Common Samoan Words
Pacific Learners Education is very happy to bring you a series of entertaining animated videos that introduce you to the basics of the Samoan Language.
In this video, the children’s kaiako Mrs. Ioane, teaches the class some basic Samoan words and numbers that you can use in everyday conversations.
Common Samoan Phrases
Pacific Learners Education is very happy to bring you the second Samoan Language video. In this video we bring you common Samoan phrases that you can use every day.
Instead of saying ‘How are you?’, you can say ‘Oa mai oe?’ or instead of saying ‘I am good thank you’ you can say ‘Manuia fa’afetai’
Building Identity through Culture
Building identity through culture means investing time and effort into our children. Raising children with values that reflect love, relationship, sharing, respect and family means our children become valued contributors to our Pacific Community. In this video, Talia sings Ua e Manumalo, a family favourite song.
Click the learn more button to view lyrics.
Talia sings her favourite song – Le aute
A happy home environment is often reflected in a Child’s personality and confidence.
This video forms part of our ‘Coping with Stress and Anxiety’ video series, in this video, Talia shows off her talent by singing Le aute which is followed by a round of applause from her class.
I am Samoan
Little Sione has the opportunity to talk to his class about Samoa, and invites his father to talk about a Fue, that was handed down from generation to generation.
Passing on cultural gifts strengthens our children’s sense of identity and belonging.
Samoan words for shapes and colours
With this video, you will be able to translate ten different colours and ten different shapes into the beautiful Samoan language.
Gain an appreciation for the Samoan culture and try to incorporate Samoan vocabulary into your everyday language! This is a great beginners resource for those wanting to learn this beautiful language.
Click the learn more button for images and script.