Te Pūtaketanga o te Reo

  • Level 4
  • 36 weeks
  • No fees

Programme overview:

Want to speak te reo Māori? There's no better way than to immerse yourself in the language. Learn in a calm, encouraging, stress-free environment that also challenges you to speak and think in the reo.

Our experienced and fluent kaiako understand what it takes to help you go from little or no Māori language to a basic conversational ability. You'll learn with others at the same beginner's level, and you'll get more confident by the day. Kia kaha!


You'll learn about:

  • basic grammar
  • correct pronunciation
  • conversational te reo Māori
  • tikanga
  • whakapapa, whānau, and tūrangawaewae

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
  • write and speak functional te reo Māori with confidence

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying​​

Take this to the next level with Te Aupikitanga ki te Reo Kairangi Level 6 or Te Ara Reo Māori Level 5.​

I want to use my qualification

You can put your reo skills to use in most jobs in Aotearoa. You could also become a kaiāwhina in a kōhanga reo or kura.​


How you'll study:

This programme uses a mixed-mode delivery method that includes:

  • noho marae and tutorials, or
  • wānanga and classes
  • programme delivered in te reo Māori

Entry criteria:

All applicants will need to attend an interview.

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