Te Reo Māori Beginner and Intermediate Courses

AUT's Te Reo Māori courses combine cutting edge technology with quality, fun teaching. Broaden your understanding of New Zealand's indigenous language and culture.

Enrol now for 2015

Applications for our 2015 nil-fee papers are now open. Enrol now for our Semester 2 papers.

South Campus

Our 915108: Introduction to Conversational Māori at the AUT South Campus is now at full capacity. Please contact Sonia Mehana on smehana@aut.ac.nz if you wish to be waitlisted. 

Contact us to find out more about our te reo Māori courses

Email: smehana@aut.ac.nz

Cost: Nil-tuition fee

In our commitment to building an inclusive Aotearoa/New Zealand and in recognition of the value of te reo me ngā tikanga Māori, AUT University offers Māori language beginner to intermediate courses as a nil-tuition fee programme.

The nil-tuition fee is available to domestic and international students. The nil-tuition fee applies to the Introduction to Conversational Māori, Te Kākano I, Te Kākano II, Te Pihinga I, Te Pihinga II.

If you fail the paper but want to re-enrol you may do so but required to pay the full tuition fee.

Beginner courses

The beginner courses will follow themes which will reinforce grammar and vocabulary but will be sufficiently general to enable you to have not studied Te Reo Māori before to participate and benefit.

915108 Introduction to Conversational Māori
915101 Te Kākano I

915200 Te Kākano II

Intermediate courses

Intermediate oral and written skills in Te Reo Māori are developed from the beginner courses. Listening and reading comprehension skills are advanced through interactive activities.

916106 Te Pihinga I
916107 Te Pihinga II

Course details

Start dates:

  • Semester 2, 2015: Starts July 20 to Nov 13

Please note, spaces fill quickly and no places will be reserved. 

Level Paper code Paper name Semester Timetable
5 915108 Introduction to Conversational Maori Semester 2 only

Semester 2

City campus

Day: Weds FULL OR

Night: Tues FULL OR

Night: Weds FULL OR

Night: Thurs FULL

South campus

Night: Tues FULL 

5 915101 Te Kakano I Semester 1 only

Semester 1


5 915200 Te Kakano II Semester 2 only

Semester 2

Morning: Weds & Fri 8-10am OR

Day: Tues & Thurs 2-4pm OR

Night: Mon & Weds 6-8pm OR

Night: Tues & Thurs 6-8pm

6 916106 Te Pihinga I Semester 1 only

Semester 1


6 916107 Te Pihinga II Semester 2 only

Semester 2

Day: Weds & Fri 10-12pm OR

Night: Tues & Thurs 6-8pm


  • A semester is 15 weeks


  • AUT City Campus, Wellesley St East, Auckland
  • Te Ara Poutama (WB Building)

Te Reo Māori courses are open to anyone

You do not have to be an AUT student to apply. As a new student you will need to complete a full application enrolment form. This cannot be completed online. Contact the Programme Administrator at smehana@aut.ac.nz for more details.

Are you a current AUT student?

If you are a current student studying at AUT you must seek permission from your Programme Administrator or Programme Leader to add the paper to your current programme. Alternatively you can take the paper as a Certificate of Proficiency (AKCOP) and receive a Certificate of Proficiency. You are entitled to the nil-tuition fee.

Required text books

You are required to purchase the following textbooks, costs are detailed below:

Te Kākano I & II
Te Kākano: Te Whanake I
Cost: $72.99

Optional Study Guide for Te Kākano I & Te Kākano II, Cost: $36.99

Te Pihinga I & II
Te Pihinga: Te Whanake II
Cost: $68.99

Optional Study Guide for Te Pihinga I & Te Pihinga II, Cost: $34.99

Please note: Tapes and CDs can be purchased for individual learning purposes but are not required for assessments. Assessments will be conducted online along with oral examinations and a final written examination.

Last updated: 17-Jul-2015 10.54am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.