Te Pūtaketanga o te Reo

Te Kunenga 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!

Tauira enrolled in this programme are encouraged to bring their own digital device to download resources to support their studies.

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will receive the following qualifications:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo (Rumaki) (Level 3)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo (Rumaki) (Level 4).

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 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 is a full-time programme that consists of 120 credits. Throughout the programme you will be required to attend:

Option 1:

  • Weekly wānanga (15 hours per week)*
  • 2 x one-day wānanga (8 hours)

It is important to note that activity directed learning will also need to be completed outside of class time, amounting to approximately 18 hours per week.

* = delivery of weekly wānanga will be determined according to each site.

Option 2:

  • 1 x weekly wānanga (3 hours)
  • 8 x noho marae (26 hours)

It is important to note that activity directed learning will also need to be completed outside of class time, amounting to approximately 25 hours per week.

Workload: For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. This may be higher at certain times throughout the programme.


Entry criteria:

  • Have successfully completed a te reo Māori qualification at level 2, and attend an interview, or information hui
  • OR

  • Demonstrate existing te reo skill and knowledge at level 2, and attend an interview, or information hui.

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