Te Reo Māori courses for all levels of learning

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Student Profile – Wendy Cuiffe

The desire to connect more strongly with her ancestry is what drove Wendy Cuiffe to enrol in a te reo course. She recommends AUT’s te reo papers for the sheer enjoyment that comes from learning the language and its importance within the cultural environment. Read Wendy's story here.

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.

Beginner and Intermediate Level

The zero fees (nil-tuition fee*) only applies to the beginner and intermediate courses. At this level you will develop basic oral communication. The lessons will follow themes which will reinforce grammar and vocabulary. No prior learning necessary.

*Nil-tuition fee

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

Advanced Level

These courses are for advanced learners of Te Reo Māori. At this level you will advance your listening, oral and writing skills, maintaining the emphasis on practising the spoken word through group work, role play and debate. Emphasis is on the written word and syntax. 80 to 100 per cent of class time is conducted in Te Reo Māori. Please note the advance courses incur the tuition fee.

Postgraduate Level

You can study Te Reo Māori at a postgraduate level. The Master of Arts in Te Reo Māori is delivered in Te Reo Māori utilising smart-board and video-conferencing technology across multiple sites. The thesis or dissertation for this qualification is to be written in Te Reo Māori.

Online tools to help you learn Te Reo Māori

Te Whanake is a set of textbooks, study guides, CDs, teachers' manuals and a dictionary for learning and teaching Māori language.

Last updated: 17-Jul-2015 10.55am

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