Traveller's Tales Tuvalu Lecture Hour

Ref: C2344602

This Traveller’s Tale starts with an intriguing advert for 'youth development work’ in the South Pacific, specifically the tiny island nation of Tuvalu, the fourth smallest country in the world. This session delves into the presenter's experiences of living and working in this unique part of the world. You will learn where Tuvalu is located, why it's main source of income is reliant on the internet, why it may not exist as a country in 50 years, and what it's like living in the perpetual enigma of a tropical island without any fruit or vegetables! You’ll also have the chance to tell traveller’s tales of your own.

Course aim

To learn about the geography, climate, and culture of the Pacific Island nation of Tuvalu though the stories and experiences of the presenter.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: and
  • This is a live lecture delivered by a subject specialist in an online webinar video learning platform. You will need to be able to access the internet on a device with speakers or earphones. There will be opportunities to take part in discussions and chats. If you’d like to know how to use Zoom please visit:

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Describe aspects of the geography, climate and culture of the region under discussion.
  • Recount personal stories which complement/contrast with those provided;
  • Comment on the contributions of others.

How will I be taught?

  • This session will be a lecture given via Zoom

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Traveller's Tales Tuvalu Lecture Hour

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