If you are of Tongan ethnicity, courses in Tongan will be of special value if you have lost or are losing your native language.

Tongan is also useful if you want to master communication skills for a deeper understanding of Tongan culture or interaction with the Tongan community. Tongan can enrich the study of Anthropology, Pacific Studies and Linguistics.

Tongan and your career

Knowledge of Tongan can be useful for careers in education, public and social services, social welfare, business, marketing, journalism, language teaching, interpreting and translation.

Study options in Tongan

Tongan is available for undergraduate programmes and is taught by Pacific Studies in the School of Māori Studies and Pacific Studies.

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