Samoan lessons for children
Basic words and pronunciation of words. Numbers and counting. Spelling and writing.
Samoan for beginners
Understanding the nouns and pro nouns in samoan words. Spelling and emphasis on certain words. Samoan language revolves around A E I O U (The I is pronounced as an E)
So you would say Ahh Ehh E Oh Ooh.
Daily conversation in samoan, from the informal how are you?how's it going? Whats new etc
Samoans love to joke and add friendly comments in their day to day conversing with others so I would also teach how normal conversations would play out. Samoan people love it when foreigners speak, joke and converse in Samoan. We are a friendly people so our everyday conversations can differ from person to person. Naturally when conversing with older samoans the language can be more formal and respectful in terms of age , sex, gender etc
Working with Samoan people
I have worked with Samoan people over the years. As a New Zealand born Samoan it helped me appreciate more the work my parents did in instilling a passion for the samoan language because some of my samoan colleagues couldn't speak the language, but those who did only helped to improve my conversational skills in Samoan.
Having Samoan friends
I have a lot of samoan friends and when we are together we speak in a mixture of Samoan and English. It helps when you're trying to remember a certain word and there is always someone that will know and correct it, thus improving one another samoan skills.
Reading and writing Samoan
Reading in Writing in Samoan was a big part of life growing up.
In most Samoan households, each child is prepared for Suega (Tests/Exams) it is held through the local Samoan church and each kid goes through a rigorous testing of spelling and writing in Samoan with prizes for 1st, 2nd,and 3rd placings. For 3 years at the age of five I held 1st place. I still have the certificates from that time.
Understanding Samoan movies
Most Samoan movies now have subtitles which in the past there weren't any. It is a great way for those who do not speak the language to understand and follow the movie.
Samoan lifestyle and culture
The Samoan lifestyle can be very relaxed and informal but can also be very formal. Depending on where you are in Samoa or who you interact with whether they are from a family where there is a high chief (Matai) in the family. But in every Samoan household the basics are the same for example when walking in front of a sitting person we say T?lou (Excuse me). This applies from passing by a sitting person or passing an item across the table or to another person in between others.