Alafua Campus

Alafua Campus

Student Learning Support (SLS)

About SLS

The Student Learning Support (SLS) is part of the Centre for Flexible and Distance Learning (CFDL).

It provides on-site services to the campus for all students in all modes and levels of study. These are aimed at helping students to succeed in their studies, enjoy learning and develop into self-motivating, competent and life-long learners.

SLS Alafua Services

The following programmes are available to Alafua students:

  • ELSA (English Language Skills Assessment), a compulsory test for all new degree students.
  • EL001 (English Language Skills), a compulsory course offered to those, who are identified by the ELSA test to need further development in English Language skills.
  • Academic Drop-In consultations for individuals and small groups
  • Academic and Study Skills workshops.

Academic workshops can also be requested by lecturers and customized for their students in their particular area of study.

SLS also offers Online Tutor Assistance.  You can receive this online assignment assistance through email studentlearningsupport(at) may:

  1. Send your question in the body of the message, but NOT as an attachment.  This is to safeguard against viruses.

  2. Please give us your name, your registered program and year, your student number and your country of origin.

  3. Give the assignment question, if it is relevant to your query.

  4. If you wish to receive feedback on your writing, you need to submit approximately 100 words of your essay for general analysis and problem highlighting.


Student Resources

SLS offers a variety of study guides on the various skills that students will require in their academic programmes. These are on display and available from the tutorís office (T/L building), the SAS lounge and the library. The following resources are also available for downloading from the SLS website:

The following resources can also be downloaded by following these instructions:

  • Go to Laucala Campus website and click on Support Services
  • Then click on Centre for Distance and Flexible Learning and then click on Student Learning Support
  • Under Learning Resources, click on Study Skills Guides
  • Then click on any of the variety of study guides there and download them as you wish.


Study Skills






  • Click here to download SLS Brochure


Louise Vakamocea (vakamocea_l(at)

SLS TUTOR (Alafua):

 Riteta Laulala (laulala_(at) tel. 21671 xtn 243

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Alafua Campus
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Tel: (685) 21671
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