Full immersion - beginners

Te Pūtaketanga o te Reo

  • Level 4
  • 36 weeks
  • No fees

Programme overview:

Qualification: Te Pōkairua Reo Te Kaupae 3 & 4

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
  • whakaapa, 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 Rōnakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi.

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 in-class, or
  • wānanga and classes.

Entry criteria:

All applicants will be invited to attend an information session or interview.

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