Torise Sa'u Neemia

Head of Department 

The English & Foreign Languages Department is one of three Departments in the Faculty of Arts, having been established in 1984 when the National University of Samoa was set up by Act of Parliament

Foundation Certificate of Arts
Diploma of Arts
Bachelor of Arts

The English Department is able to provide 3 Majors and 3 Minors which are Literature, Linguistics and a Combination of Literature and Linguistics.
There are 3 English Bridging courses for students whose English is not up to standard, and 2 courses for the Foundation Certificate of Arts . Degree courses are as follows: 7 x 100 courses, 7 x 200 courses and 7 x 300 courses and One Post Graduate course for the Masters of Arts.

Admission for the Foundation Certificate courses is English grade 1-4 in the Samoa Secondary Leaving Certificate (SSLC) and 4-15 Aggregate, or equivalent, or mature entry.
Foundation English is the compulsory core course for all Faculties which all students must pass in order to progress to higher level courses.

Head of Department and Lecturer
Torise Sa'u Neemia, Dip Tch(Sec) BA, MA- University of Auckland, MTh- PTC, Suva

Amituana'i Tuiloma Vernetta Heem, BA MA

Professor of English
Silafau Sina Vaai, BA NA(Hons) DipEdStud Well.,PhD Canberra


Senior Lecturer and Dean of Faculty of Arts
Lafaitele Fualuga Taupi, BA NUS, MA Deakin, Cert Tchg Sam

Judy-Anne Alexander Pouono, MA Canterbury BA W.Ont., PGDipEd WI, MTchln Cant.
Diana Margaret Betham-Scanlan, BA NUS, Dip Tchg, PGDipArts Auck, MEDL AUT
Rooney Mariner, BA S.Pac
Torise Neemia,
Faith Esera,

Please refer to the FOA Student Handbook for more information


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