Peace Corps - Samoan Language Manual

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01-1. The Samoan Alphabet

01-10. Pronunciation - Long Vowels

01-2. The Samoan Alphabet - Practice Phrases

01-3. The Samoan Alphabet - Practice Phrases

01-4. The Samoan Alphabet - Practice Phrases

01-5. Pronunciation - Single Syllable

01-6. Pronunciation - Two Syllables

01-7. Pronunciation - Glottal Stop

01-8. Pronunciation - G-sound

01-9. Pronunciation - Vowel Glides

01-9. Pronunciation - Vowel Glides

02-1. Greetings - Samoan & English

02-2. Greetings - Samoan Only

02-3. Greetings - Vocabulary

02-4. Greetings - Vocabulary

03-1. Introductions- Samoan & English

03-2. Introductions- Samoan Only

03-3. Introductions- Vocabulary

04-1. Introducing Self - Samoan & English

04-2. Introducing Self - Samoan Only

04-3. Introducing Self - Samoan & English

04-4. Introducing Self - Samoan Only

04-5. Introducing Self - Vocabulary

05-1. Meeting People - Samoan & English

05-2. Meeting People - Samoan Only

05-3. Meeting People - Vocabulary

06-1. Family - Samoan & English

06-2. Family - Vocabulary

06-3. Family - Kinship Vocabulary

07-1. Asking About Family - Samoan & English

07-2. Asking About Family - Samoan Only

07-3. Asking About Family - Vocabulary

07-4. Asking About Family - Places

07-5. Asking About Family - People

08-1. Samoan Food - Samoan & English

08-3. Samoan Food - Samoan Only

08-3. Samoan Food - Vocabulary

08-4. Samoan Food - Verbs & Nouns


US Peace Corps Samoan  - Image COURSE OVERVIEW
This manual is designed for the languag etraining of Peace Corps volunteers serving in Samoa and focuses on daily communication skills needed in that context. It consists of 48 lessons which include targeted competencies, phrase and vocabulary lists, cultural and usage notes, notes on grammar, and exercises. Lesson topics include: the Samoan language, including usage, alphabet, and pronunciation, greetings and introductions, light conversation, numbers, expressions of time, shopping, meeting, personal needs, family, discussing work, meeting people of rank, having dinner with a host family, likes and dislikes, discussing plans, looking for someone, invitations, offering assistance, rude words, transportation, geography, weather, presenting a gift, expressing feelings, health, weddings and funerals, Samoan cricket, the calenda, and Samoan humor.

PROGRAMS THAT USED THIS LANGUAGE
Samoa: 1967-present

PROGRAM SECTORS
Samoa: Education, Community Development

Samoan is the language of the Samoan Islands, comprising the independent country of Samoa and the United States territory of American Samoa. It is an official language alongside English in both jurisdictions.

Samoan, a Polynesian language, is the first language for most of the Samoa Islands' population of about 246,000. With many Samoan people living in other countries, the total number of speakers worldwide is estimated at 370,000. The language is notable for the phonological differences between formal and informal speech as well as a ceremonial form used in Samoan oratory.

Samoan is spoken in: Samoa

Samoan is also called: Gagana fa'a Samoa, Gagana Samoa

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