Te Reo Courses

Māori Education Consultancy offers emergent Te Reo Courses for those beginning their Te Reo Māori learning journey.  Courses are offered for absolute beginners (Level 1) and those wanting to grow their level one knowledge (Level 2).


At present these courses are only available as internal options for those in the Te Awamutu/Waipa/Hamilton areas in the Waikato, but keep an eye out for on-line options which may be coming soon.

Level 1

An introductory Te Reo Māori course for beginners of the reo.  Learning includes practical application, games and conversation, worksheets and handouts.


Details

• Year: 2021

• Mode: Internal

• Semester: Full Year

• Location: 65 Collinson Street, Pirongia

• Coordinator/Tutor: Dr Kathie Rifle Tuwhakaara Raiwhara


Requirements

Restriction(s): None.  Open Entry


Dates

Start Date: Week beginning - Monday 8 February, 2021*

End date: Week ending: Friday 10 December, 2021

*Class dates and times to be confirmed


Fees

$60/Term ($120 for the Semester)


Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Introduce themselves and others in Te Reo Māori
  2. Name, describe and explain a variety of things (nouns), actions and feelings.
  3. Count in te Reo Māori and learn basic number knowledge skills.
  4. Learn a variety of words and grammatical sentence structures, greetings and farewells.
  5. Gain an understanding of Tikanga and Mātauranga Māori (Māori customs and cultural knowledge)


Assessments

During this course regular worksheets will need to be completed and submitted for assessment.  Students will also be assessed on their oral participation and will be required to present orally in class.


* Specific dates for written and oral assessments will be provided at the beginning of term one.


Textbooks

It is recommended that the following texts are purchased or accessed for use throughout the course.


Compulsory

Kuwi & Friends Māori Picture Dictionary

Author: Kat Quin & Pānia Papa

ISBN: 9780994136497

Edition: 1st Edition, 2020

Publisher: ILLUSTRATED PUBLISHING


Recommended

Tikanga Whakaaro: Key concepts in Māori culture

Author: Cleve Barlow

ISBN: 9780195582123

Edition: 1st Edition, 1991

Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS


The Raupō Phrasebook of Modern Māori

Author: Scotty Morrison

ISBN: 9780143566106

Edition: 1st Edition, 2011

Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS

*Some of these books are also available as e-books

Leve​l 2

An extension of the knowledge gained at level 1. This course will include more immersion in Te Reo Māori using practical application, games and conversation.


Details

• Year: 2020

• Mode: Internal

• Semester: Semester Two (Half Year)

• Location: 65 Collinson Street, Pirongia

• Coordinator/Tutor: Dr Kathie Rifle Tuwhakaara Raiwhara


Requirements

Restriction(s): Level 1 Te Reo or equivalent


Dates

Start Date:  Thursday, 23 July, 2020*

End date: Thursday, 10 December, 2020

*Option A: 1pm-2:15pm    Option B: 7pm-8:15pm


Fees

$70/Term ($140 for the Semester)


Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Engage in basic conversational reo in a variety of settings and a variety of subject area.
  2. Demonstrate a more indepth understanding of tikanga Māori.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of operating from a Māori Worldview or Māori lens.
  4. Have an improved range of vocabulary and number knowledge, with improved recall capability.
  5. Demonstrate a deeper understanding of Mātauranga Māori.


Assessments

During this course, the following assignments will contribute to your final assessment.


  1. Written Assignment: A Creative Writing piece in Te Reo Māori. 500 Words. Due date: 28 August 2020
  2. Written Assignment: 
    Option A: Mātauranga Māori
    Option B: Tikanga Māori
    Written in Te Reo Pākehā. 1500 Words.  Due date: 23 October 2020
  3. Oral Assessment: Prepare and run a class activity in Te Reo Māori, i.e. game, cooking session, craft session, giving instructions in Te Reo. 20 - 25 minutes
    *Within the weeks commencing the 16th, 23rd, & 30th November

* Specific dates for oral assessments will be finalised closer to the time.


Textbooks

It is recommended that the following texts are purchased or accessed for use throughout the course.


Compulsory

Kuwi & Friends Māori Picture Dictionary

Author: Kat Quin & Pānia Papa

ISBN: 9780994136497

Edition: 1st Edition, 2020

Publisher: ILLUSTRATED PUBLISHING


Tikanga Whakaaro: Key concepts in Māori culture

Author: Cleve Barlow

ISBN: 9780195582123

Edition: 1st Edition, 1991

Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS


Recommended

Tikanga Māori: Living by Māori values

Author: Hirini Moko Mead

ISBN: 9781775502227

Edition: Revised Edition, 2016

Publisher: HUIA PUBLISHERS


The Raupō Phrasebook of Modern Māori

Author: Scotty Morrison

ISBN: 9780143566106

Edition: 1st Edition, 2011

Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS


*Some of these books are also available as e-books

What our customers are saying

I had the privilege of witnessing Kathie's work at Waikato University. Kathie is engaging, clear, and thoughtful when sharing her knowledge of te ao Māori. Her understanding, and expertise of tikanga Māori is impressive, and she shares this in a way that honors the work that she is a part of.


Petina Kerepa - Guidance Counsellor