Putting Linguistics into Practice in the Language Classroom
Keasi Prescott graduated from a Bachelor of Education (Literature/Language) in 2018, before returning home to Tonga to continue teaching English. She later became Head of English at Tonga College, and then turned her thoughts to studying once again. In 2023, she was awarded a prestigious Chevening scholarship to pursue an MA in Applied Linguistics with TESOL at the University of Birmingham in the UK.
Waisake Raliwalala completed a BAGCED in Fijian and Geography in 2020. He then worked at the Ministry of iTaukei affairs at the Tailevu Provincial Council as a field rapporteur for the Integrated Village Development Plan (IVDP) project for quite some time, before joining the Ministry of Education as a classroom teacher. He spent two years teaching in both urban and remote schools, while also studying for a Postgraduate Diploma in Fijian Studies. He is now a teaching assistant in Fijian Language Studies at USP, and combines his teaching duties with his MA studies, doing research on Language Documentation of root crops of the Nayavu Dialect in Wainibuka.