For those who have attended our Te Reo Introduction 1 course. Continue learning Te Reo and Te Ao Māori. Please contact the office if you are new to our programme. To claim a fee subsidy, you should attend at least 80% of classes. To find out when future courses are scheduled, register your interest via the link below. Courses are face-to-face unless clearly marked otherwise.
For those who have completed Te Reo Māori Introduction 1 with Selwyn Community Education with strong attendance. If you are not confident progressing, you may wish to repeat Te Reo Introduction 1. If you have not attended a beginners course at Selwyn Community Education, please contact the office so we can assess the best course for you to attend.
By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:
What to bring to class: pen and exercise book, Māori dictionary.
You are welcome to repeat any level to consolidate learning before progressing to the next level.
This course offers a course fee subsidy through funding from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) for NZ citizen and permanent migrant adults, their partners on work visas or visitor visas, and refugees. To qualify, registrants should be over the age of 16 years and not currently enrolled in a secondary school. We need to collect extra information such as age, ethnicity, educational achievement and gender for statistical purposes. You must also provide evidence of NZ citizenship, residency or refugee status if requested. A condition of accepting a course fee subsidy is that you commit to at least 80% attendance of your course. The subsidised course fee is $60.
Most courses are held face-to-face. Occasionally, zoom courses are offered and these will be identified on the course page. Requirements for zoom courses: We recommend a device with a larger screen (i.e. not a phone), a microphone and a camera. Course materials will be emailed to you a few days before the course. You may wish to have these printed if you have access to only one screen. We do not provide printed resources or course books for zoom classes.
Zoom course etiquette:
To enrol in this course, you will have successfully completed (with strong attendance) Te Reo Māori Introduction (Level 1) at Selwyn Community Education. If you have not attended a first level Te Reo course at Selwyn Community Education, or your attendance was patchy, please contact the office and will arrange an enrolment interview with our tutor to ascertain the best course for you to join.
NOTE: This course offers a course fee subsidy through funding from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) for NZ citizen and permanent migrant adults, their partners on work visas, refugees, NZ citizen and permanent resident young people aged 16+ who are not currently enrolled in a secondary school. We need to collect extra information such as age, ethnicity, educational achievement and gender for statistical purposes. You must also provide evidence of NZ citizenship, residency or refugee status if requested. A condition of accepting a course fee subsidy is that you commit to at least 80% attendance of your course.
Te Reo Introduction (Level 1)
Testimonial from Te Reo student in 2022: I have found Level One and now, Level Two, Te Reo Maori with our tutor, Kingi, to be a life-changing experience. After years of awkwardness and embarrassment, I can now attempt to join in when there is a Karakia or someone greets or farewells me. I see Maori written around our city and can try to pronounce it without reinventing it! Kingi is humble, highly sensitive, and manages to gently lead us forward as a group. There is laughter, warmth and respect as we experience manakitanga and learn from his cultural practice. I wish I had grown up experiencing this kind of holistic teaching. Selwyn has a gem in this tutor. I am also impressed with how Kingi manages the provided texts, which are in need of some sensitive corrections. He negotiates errors swiftly and without criticism which I find very gracious. As a past visiting lecturer, (not Maori by ethnicity) in Maori Art for the Auckland Teachers College many years ago, Kingi represents hope for to me. Thank you to Selwyn for making his skills available. I will be back for more.
Term Time: Monday - Wednesday 9:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday - Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm
School Holidays: When courses are running the office is open 9:00am - 4:00pm