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Department of Language & Communications

 

Overview


The language and communication department offers a variety of subjects or units aiming to equip two different student cohorts; the teaching students at the Panatina campus, and those pursuing trades and technical skills at the Kukum and Marine campuses. The academic units are a combination of language, literacy, communication, literature and generic English, with an overall goal to empower, equip and prepare students for effective communication in the workplace, for competence and proficiency in teaching language at both the primary and secondary schools, and further learning at the tertiary level. A strong command of the English language for local and international networking using both the spoken and written mode is an important tool for nation-building, and students are allowed to practice these skills while they are accessing knowledge, skills and appropriate attitudes from other disciplines through English in forums, group discussions, seminars, research reports, Oral English activities, and presentations.

Programmes


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Our Staff


Georgina Buro Pitaqae (HOD)

MEd, Advanced, TESOL (UO Wollongong, PGCEd, BA (USP)

Lecturer in English Literacy


Roselyn Maneipuri
PGD Ed,  BEd (USP),  (USP),  PGCE (Waikato)

Senior Lecturer – English

Leonora Houma
MEd, PGD Ed (UOW), PGD Linguistics, BA (USP), Dip Tchg (SICHE)

Lecturer

Marion Luihenue
MSEd (UNSW), PGD SEd BEd (UOW), Cert in Tchng Primary (SICHE)

Lecturer in Language and English Literature


Desmond Waita
MEd, PGD Ed (UOW), BEd (USP), Dip in Tchg Sec (SICHE)

Assistant Lecturer

Jenny Wanerofea
BEd, Dip. Edu Admin (USP), Dip in Tchg Sec (SICHE)

Tutor

Veronica Sade
BEd (Goroka)

Communication