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Department of Media and Communication

(Offering Communication Skills and Journalism courses)

Staff

Dr Honiara Salanoa

Head of Department – Media and Communication

Contact Details

 +685 20072 | Ext 142

  h.amosa@nus.edu.ws

  www.nus.edu.ws

Asi Building|Lepapaigalagala Campus, Apia| P.O. Box 1622, Apia, Samoa

Academic Qualification

BEd S.Pac, CAT SP, PGDipSLTchg, MA(Hons) Waik, PhD VUW

Research Interests

Discourse analysis, Language Teaching, Sociolinguistics and Language Education, Culturally appropriate research methods for workplace communication, Blue-collar work environments, Labour Mobility, Intercultural and multilingual interaction in the workplace context.

Research Profile

2020-2023            Principal Investigator, NUS-UREC funded researchDiscourse Analysis of teacher talk: Code-switching in the classroom at the National University of Samoa.

2020–2023           Associate Investigator, Marsden Funded Study.  Creating a Model for Learning Multiple Languages, Translanguaging Aotearoa Project, Victoria University of Wellington.

2018                       Research Assistant, Marsden Funded Project.  Speech Perception in Samoan and English Project.  LALS, Victoria University of Wellington.

2017-2018            Research Assistant, VUW Research Fund & Mātauranga Maori Research Fund, Translanguaging Aotearoa, LALS, Victoria University of Wellington.

Publications

Calhoun, S., Yan, M., Salanoa, H., Taupi, F., & Kruse Va’ai, E. (2022). Focus Effects on Immediate and Delayed Recognition of Referents in Samoan. Language and Speech, 00238309221101396.

Salanoa, H. (2020).  The communicative competence of Samoan seasonal workers under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme (A thesis submitted to the Victoria University of Wellington in fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Linguistics. Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand).

Filo, F., Parsons, L., Salanoa, H., & Seals, C. (2018).O le OlagaAoga.Wellington Translanguaging Project. Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington.

Fuatia Malifa

Media and Communication

 

 

Contact Details

  +685 20072 | Ext 143

  f.malifa@nus.edu.ws

  www.nus.edu.ws

Asi Building|Lepapaigalagala Campus, Apia| P.O. Box 1622, Apia, Samoa

Academic Qualification

CertTchgEng USP, DipEd STC, BEd Massey, PGDipEd NUS             

Research Interests

Code switching in the Classroom at NUS (Discourse Analysis of Teacher Talk)

Seiuli Temukisa Suisala 

Media and  Communication

Contact Details

  +685 20072 | Ext 143

  t.suisala@nus.edu.ws

  www.nus.edu.ws

Asi Building|Lepapaigalagala Campus, Apia| P.O. Box 1622, Apia, Samoa

Academic Qualification

BA PGDipDev NUS, Cert IV TAE APTC

Research Interests:

Workplace communication, TVET education

Research Profile:

2023 – 2024  Principal Researcher, NUS-UREC funded research.  Most common challenges currently faced by TVET students at the National University of Samoa and proposed resolutions.

2020 – 2023  Associate Researcher, NUS-UREC funded research.  Discourse Analysis of teacher talk: Code-switching in the classroom at the National University of Samoa.

Vaeluagaoaanamatuamasaga Reti  

Media and Communication

Contact Details

  +685 20072 | Ext 143  v.reti@nus.edu.ws

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ASI Building|Lepapaigalagala Campus, Apia| P.O. Box 1622, Apia, Samoa

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

BEd NUS, MA NNU, CAT NUS

RESEARCH INTEREST

Perception: TVET in Samoa

Second Language Competency of TVET Students

TVET Students Marketability in the Samoan Workplace

RESEARCH PROFILE

Issues facing TVET students taking Communication Courses at the National University of Samoa.

Discourse analysis of teacher talk:  Code-switching in the classroom at the National University of Samoa

PUBLICATION

Reti, V.  (2014), Cultivating Creativity through English Writing Approach-A case study of an English (as a Foreign Language) Writing Class in a Chinese Normal University, (Master’s Thesis, Northeast Normal University, China)

Christian Afamasaga

Media and Communication

 

 

Contact Details

  +685 20072 | Ext 143

  c.afamasaga@nus.edu.ws

  www.nus.edu.ws

Asi Building|Lepapaigalagala Campus, Apia| P.O. Box 1622, Apia, Samoa

Academic Qualification

BEd(Sec) PAU

Research Interests

Codeswitching in the Classroom at NUS (Discourse Analysis of Teacher Talk)

Lecturer – Lenita Faumuina

Contact Details

Email:  l.faumuina@nus.edu.ws

Lecturer – Yumi Talaáve

Contact Details

Email:  y.talaave@nus.edu.ws

Lecturer – Tauva Lima

Contact Details

Email:  t.lima@nus.edu.ws

New Foundation Courses in the FCA Programme

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Phone: +685 20072 ext 353

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