MA000 - Beginners’ Māori - Curriculum Levels 1–5

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What is Te Reo Māori?

Māori is one of the official languages of New Zealand and is an integral part of the country’s culture. There are numerous reasons to learn Māori including personal enjoyment or career requirements. Whatever the reason may be, learning Māori provides great satisfaction, a greater connection with New Zealand and an enhanced understanding of our culture and society.

For many ākonga, including young adult and adult learners, there are no fees for Te Reo Māori courses. Please see our Fees page for further information.

What this course involves

This course comprises of three levels - introduction to Māori, Basic Māori and Pre-NCEA Māori. Students are introduced to listening, speaking, reading and writing skills using everyday te reo Māori. They learn how to greet people and communicate basic information about themselves and others including weather, colours, birthdays, family and their home. They also learn how to communicate about time, body parts, food, shopping and roles and responsibilities on the marae. Māori culture is also investigated to give students a broad understanding of the different dialects and customs where Māori is spoken. Communication activities are emphasised throughout.

Delivery Modes

Recommended prior learning

No prior learning needed.