Full immersion - intermediate

Diploma in Te Aupikitanga ki te Reo Kairangi

  • Level 6
  • 36 weeks
  • No fees

Programme overview:

Continue your immersion journey in te reo Māori and lead the way for your whānau, hapū and iwi.

Function confidently in most situations using only te reo Māori. Learn to articulate your ideas and hold meaningful dialogues using metaphors and whakaaro Māori. Develop a translation skillset, and learn in a calm, encouraging, stress-free environment that also challenges you to speak and think in the reo.


You'll learn about:

  • intermediate-level grammar
  • translation
  • using metaphorical language
  • interpreting texts
  • tikanga
  • waiata and haka.

You'll know how to:

  • use a wide range of grammatical structures
  • produce accurate translations and interpretations
  • identify and discuss creation and migration stories
  • examine specialised knowledge through traditional haka and waiata
  • use te reo in formal and informal settings.

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

Increase your expertise with Te Pīnakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi. Or move into our degree in Māori Advancement: Te Paritūtanga o te Reo.

I want to use my qualification

With skills at this level you could be a kaiako in a kōhanga reo or kura. You could also provide cultural advice in your workplace or organisation, or take on leadership roles in your marae, hapū or iwi entity.


How you'll study:

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

Entry criteria:

You'll need to have done one of these programmes (or equivalent):

  • Te Pūtaketanga o te Reo
  • Te Ara Reo Māori (Level 5)
  • successfully completed a pre-entry assessment.

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

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