Māori language for beginners

Te Ara Reo Māori (He Pī ka Rere)

  • Level 4
  • 36 weeks
  • No fees

Programme overview:

Qualification: New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo (Reo Rua) Level 3 & Level 4

If you know the basics of te reo Māori and want to take it further, here's your next step. Our safe, encouraging and interactive programme is loved by people from all cultures and backgrounds.

Develop a greater understanding of the Māori culture while you practice and build confidence in your Māori language skills. Learn alongside others at the same level, and have fun while you're doing it.


You'll learn about:

  • active and negative sentence structures
  • extending your vocabulary
  • using different tenses
  • distinguishing between Māori and non-Māori sentence structures.

You'll know how to:

  • use a variety of sentence structures
  • use te reo Māori in a range of formal and informal situations
  • explain and practice tikanga Māori
  • use a range of waiata and karakia.

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

Move into full immersion with Te Rōnakitanga ki te reo Kairangi Level 5, or progress to our te reo degree, Te Paritūtanga o te Reo.

I want to use my qualification

You can put your te reo Māori skills to use in most jobs in Aotearoa.


How you'll study:

  • attend classes
  • noho marae and wānanga
  • programme delivered in reo rua (English & Māori).

Entry criteria:

You'll need to:

  • complete Te Ara Reo Māori Level 2, or
  • successfully complete a pre-entry assessment.

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