Most courses are offered in the classroom. Zoom courses are clearly identified (next available zoom course Thursday 21 October*). Kia ora. This course is for those new or relatively new to Te Reo Māori and Māori culture. Please read below the course dates for course commitments. Only the first three upcoming courses show below. To see all upcoming courses, click the 'SHOW MORE' button.
Courses available in Term 3 2021 starting week 26 July
*The next zoom course will start on 21 October. Requirements for zoom courses: You will need a device with a larger screen than a phone, a microphone and a camera. Course materials will be emailed to you before the course and you will need to make arrangements to have these printed.
As courses fill, they are removed from the website.
This course is designed for beginners and relative beginners to Te Reo Māori or Māori culture. There will be homework assigned each week and you will need to allocate a short time (5-10 minutes) to practise each day.
"Languages are inseparably linked to the social and cultural contexts in which they are used. Languages and cultures play a key role in developing our personal, group, national, and human identities. Every language has its own ways of expressing meanings; each has intrinsic value and special significance for its users." The New Zealand Curriculum, p.24
Kia ora. It is the intention of this course to deliver you a basic understanding of some language structures, grammar, pronunciation and concepts that are core of the indigenous people of Aotearoa, Ngā Iwi Māori - the Māori people. It is impossible to cover everything, but we hope this course will provide the foundation for your journey towards learning about the people, the language and the beliefs of Ngā Iwi Māori.
To learn Te Reo Māori, it is essential to also learn Te Ao Māori (the world of Māori). Many words and phrases can only be understood when viewed through the lens of Te Ao Māori. For this reason, Tikanga Māori (values, beliefs and processes within Māori social structures) will be interwoven as an integral part of the course structure.
Course content includes:
By the end of the course you'll be able to:
You'll also participate in a ‘dress rehearsal’ marae visit on the last night.
Learning a new language can be difficult and requires effort in the classroom, with homework and with daily practice. Please enrol in this course only when you have the time resources to attend at least seven of the eight classes and to complete homework and practice. If you've already registered and you can no longer meet these obligations, please contact the office at least five days before the course starts and we'll do our best to transfer your registration to a future date.
All are welcome to register. The course fee subsidy is available to NZ citizen or permanent resident adults, and young people aged 16+ who are not currently enrolled in a NZ secondary school. We are required to collect additional information for statistical purposes. A condition of accepting this subsidised course fee is attending at least 80% of classes.
From February 2021 ZOOM course: "It was really fun, rewarding, educational and even a bit emotional- feeling more connected to my ancestors and my culture. I got to meet lots of great people and learned a heap. I’ve already recommended this course to several people. I also just enrolled in level 2 - can’t wait!!"
From October 2020: "Anahera is an amazing, and inspirational lady, and I have really enjoyed her classes, not only learning Te Reo , but Anahera has given me a much deep understanding, beyond the words of the language." Emma
From May 2020: ".... I have enjoyed the course and it was great to be able to zoom in and participate from Dunedin otherwise I would not have had the opportunity to do the course. I how have more confidence in Te Reo and look forward to continuing that and also learning more about the culture and values. Thanks so much. FG."
Te Reo Beginners Level 2
This course is taught in English. For students with English as a second language, we recommend that only those with Upper Intermediate or higher level English attend this course.