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Learn te reo Māori language courses

Come be part of the AUT whānau and learn te reo Māori in a safe and innovative teaching and learning environment. Learn the indigenous language of Aotearoa and gain access to te ao Māori – the Māori worldview.

Start dates

  • Summer School, 2022: 14 November to 16 December
  • Semester 1, 2023: 27 February to 23 June (no class during semester break: 7 April to 23 April)
  • Semester 2, 2023: 17 July to 10 November (no class during semester break: 2 September to 17 September)

If you have any queries, email csoc.firstyear@aut.ac.nz.

Not sure what course to start with?

Have a look at our te reo proficiency test process to find out what course you should start with:

Download te reo proficiency test process

Our beginner courses focus on both spoken and written te reo Māori. Students with no prior knowledge of the language should enrol into MAOR505 or MAOR506.

Course fees

Fees now apply to domestic and international students

Fees for 2022:

  • Domestic students: $116.76 inc GST (Nil tuition fees + $116.76 student services levy)
  • International students: $1,061.12 inc GST ($944.36 tuition fees + 116.76 student services levy)

Fees for 2023:

  • Domestic students: $134.27 inc GST (Nil tuition fees + $134.27 student services levy)
  • International students: $1,090.27 inc GST ($956 tuition fees + 134.27 student services levy)

Fees are correct as of 13 October 2022

Prerequisites

  • There are no prerequisites for MAOR505 or MAOR506

Course timetables and locations

Introduction to Conversational Māori

Summer School, 2022: 14 November to 16 December

North Campus

MAOR500/90: Tuesday and Thursday 4pm to 8:30pm

City Campus

MAOR500/91: Tuesday and Thursday 4pm to 8:30pm
MAOR500/92: Monday and Wednesday 10am to 2:30pm


MAOR505 Kōrerorero: Speaking Māori

Semester 1, 2023: 27 February to 23 June (no class during semester break: 7 April to 23 April)

Blended learning approach: delivered online with optional on-campus tutorials

Students can book into a variety of tutorials on our City Campus, South Campus and North Campus. Once you’re enrolled, you’ll receive more info about these tutorials before the semester starts.

MAOR505/01: Self-directed online, optional tutorials
MAOR505/02: Self-directed online, optional tutorials
MAOR505/34: Self-directed online, optional tutorials
MAOR505/35: Self-directed online, optional tutorials


MAOR506 Kōrero Ōpaki Beginners Māori Language

Semester 2, 2023: 17 July to 10 November (no class during semester break: 2 September to 17 September)

City Campus

MAOR506/51: Tuesday 12pm to 3pm
MAOR506/74: Monday 5pm to 8pm
MAOR506/76: Tuesday 5pm to 8pm
MAOR506/78: Thursday 5pm to 8pm

South Campus

MAOR506/8M: Wednesday 5pm to 8pm

North Campus

MAOR506/8A: Thursday 5pm to 8pm.

Our intermediate courses extend on the spoken and written language taught in our beginner courses. These courses are taught with a minimum of 50% spoken and written te reo Māori, with a view to working towards full immersion.

Course fees

Fees now apply to domestic and international students.

Fees for 2022:

  • Domestic students: $116.76 inc GST (Nil tuition fees + $116.76 student services levy)
  • International students: $1061.12 inc GST ($944.36 tuition fees + 116.76 student services levy)

Fees for 2023:

  • Domestic students: $134.27 inc GST (Nil tuition fees + $134.27 student services levy)
  • International students: $1,090.27 inc GST ($956 tuition fees + 134.27 student services levy)

Fees are correct as of 13 October 2022

Prerequisites

  • To enrol in MAOR601 you must complete MAOR502 (2022 or prior) or MAOR506 (2023 and beyond)
  • To enrol in MAOR602 you must complete MAOR601

If you have not completed the prerequisites at AUT, we may ask you to complete a Recognition of Prior Learning test (RPL).

Course timetables and locations

MAOR601 Ki te Hoe Intermediate Māori Language I

Semester 1, 2023: 27 February to 23 June (no class during semester break: 7 April to 23 April)

North Campus

MAOR601/3A: Thursday 5pm to 8pm

City Campus

MAOR601/01: Tuesday 11am to 2pm
MAOR601/35: Tuesday 5pm to 8pm


MAOR602 Tōkihi hī Intermediate Māori Language II

Semester 2, 2023: 17 July to 10 November (no class during semester break: 2 September to 17 September)

City Campus

MAOR602/50: Thursday 9am to 12pm
MAOR602/75: Tuesday 5pm to 8pm

North Campus

MAOR602/8A Thursday 5pm to 8pm

These courses are for advanced learners of te reo Māori. At least 85% of class time is conducted in te reo Māori. International students should contact your school administrator before enrolling.

Course fees

Full domestic and international fees apply.

Fees for 2022:

  • Domestic students:  $919.06 inc GST ($802.30 tuition fees + $116.76 student services levy)
  • International students: $3,916.76 inc GST ($3,800 tuition fees + 116.76 student services levy)

Fees for 2023

  • Domestic students: $958.63 inc GST ($824 tuition fee + $134.27 student services levy)
  • International students: $4009.27 inc GST ($3875 tuition fees + 134.27 student services levy)

Fees are correct as of 13 October 2022

Prerequisites

  • You must complete MAOR602 to enrol in MAOR701
  • You must complete MAOR701 to enrol in MAOR702

If you have not completed the prerequisites at AUT, we may ask you to complete a Recognition of Prior Learning test (RPL).

Course timetables and locations

Advanced Māori Language I

Semester 1, 2023: 27 February to 23 June (no class during semester break: 7 April to 23 April)

City Campus

MAOR701/35: Monday 5pm to 8pm


Advanced Māori Language II

Semester 2, 2023: 17 July to 10 November (no class during semester break: 2 September to 17 September)

City Campus

MAOR702/75: Monday 5pm to 8pm

Course changes for 2023

From 2023, our te reo Māori courses include a specific focus on the spoken language and classes focus on interactive ways to engage with te reo. You’ll also have access to weekly written material.

2022 course

2023 new course

MAOR500 Introduction to Conversational Māori

 

MAOR501 Beginners Māori Language I

MAOR505 Kōrerorero: Speaking Māori*

MAOR502 Beginners Māori Language II

MAOR506 Kōrero Ōpaki Beginners Māori Language*

MAOR601 Intermediate Māori Language I

MAOR601 Ki te Hoe Intermediate Māori Language I

MAOR602 Intermediate Māori Language II

MAOR602 Tōkihi hī Intermediate Māori Language II

MAOR701 Advanced Māori Language I

MAOR701 Advanced Māori Language I**

MAOR702 Advanced Māori Language II

MAOR702 Advanced Māori Language II**

*New students can start with MAOR505 or MAOR506.
**MAOR701 and MAOR702 will have a title change in 2024.

How to apply

If you are a current or returning student, email  your student ID number, course code and class code to: csoc.firstyear@aut.ac.nz

New students (domestic and international)

You can apply online to study a te reo Māori course.

If you want to study a single course, when you apply you should:

  • Select ‘Te Reo Māori course’ as the category of study
  • Fill out the section on your education and employment, even if you are studying for personal interest

Apply now

Help with applying

If you need help, contact us:

After you apply

We will send you a form asking you to confirm your course details. If you don't hear from us, email us and we will check the status of your enrolment.

Email csoc.firstyear@aut.ac.nz

Online learning resources

Te Whanake is a set of textbooks, study guides, CDs, manuals and a te reo dictionary to support te reo learning.

Te Whanake website

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