Basic Tongan Language
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Basic Tongan Language

Fundamental Language Principles of Tongan
5.0 (3 ratings)
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Created by Joshua Tanner
Last updated 6/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Speak basic Tongan
  • Know basic Tongan grammar
  • Read Tongan
  • Understand basic Tongan
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Requirements
  • No prerequisites
Description

Intended for anyone interested in the Kingdom of Tonga, this course will give you the building blocks to form a foundation in your Tongan language skills. Everything in this course was carefully thought out and organized to give you exactly what you need to know to grasp the Tongan language. The lessons are clear and concise. Whether you don't know a word of Tongan or you grew up with it, you are sure to gain insight from this course. 'Ofa Atu!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in learning Tongan
  • Missionaries called Tongan Speaking
  • People of Tongan descent
  • Travelers heading to Tonga
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Curriculum For This Course
16 Lectures
01:28:03
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Basic Tongan Language
16 Lectures 01:28:03

Introductory lesson, speaks to culture, geographic location, and some fun facts. 

Preview 05:50

Learn the Alphabet, how to pronounce new letters, and learn how to greet someone in Tongan. 

Preview 10:46

Learn some basic verbs, nouns, and cultural words.

Common Vocabulary
04:14

Learn the 4 Tongan tenses and the words that go with them. 

Tense Markers
04:54

Learn pre-posed pronouns. This lesson is absolutely crucial to know, understand, and memorize. 

Preposed Pronouns
06:50

Learn the other set of pronouns. 

Post Posed Pronouns
07:37

Learn Tongan prepositions.

Prepositions
09:13

Learn how to use the word for 'no' to say 'not' and 'don't'.

'ikai
03:27

Who, what, when, where, why? 

Questions
06:08

The second half of the previous lesson. 

Questions Continued
05:19

Learn how to make words plural in Tongan. 

Pluralizers
04:30

Learn how to compare two nouns with this basic sentence structure. 

Ko e Ko e
03:10

Learn Intransitive sentences. A sentence with a subject and a verb but no object. 

Intransitive Sentence Structure
02:55

Learn perhaps the most essential sentence structure in Tongan.  

Transitive Sentence Structure
05:12

Learn the first set of possessive pronouns. 

Preposed Possessive Pronouns
05:28

This lesson brings the whole course together as a review. 

Course Summary
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About the Instructor
Joshua Tanner
5.0 Average rating
4 Reviews
645 Students
2 Courses
Language Instructor

Josh studied and taught in the Tongan language for 2 years as a LDS missionary. He then became an Instructor at the Missionary Training Center for an additional 1.5 years where he taught over 100 students the Tongan Language. During this time he also completed 16 credit hours (equivalent to a minor) of Tongan classes at Brigham Young University.