Te Pūtaketanga o te Reo

Full Immersion

  • Level 4
  • 40 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 and encouraging environment that also challenges you to speak and think in the reo. Our experienced and fluent kaiako understand what it takes to help you progress to a conversational ability. You'll learn with others who want to improve their te reo Māori capability, 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.

When you pass this programme, you'll get these qualifications:

  • Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Rumaki) Te Kaupae 3 - New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo (Rumaki) Level 3
  • Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Rumaki) Te Kaupae 3 - New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo (Rumaki) Level 4

You'll learn about:

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

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

Take it to the next level with Te Rōnakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi 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 is a full-time programme that consists of 120 credits delivered over 40 weeks. Some of our locations offer different delivery modes. These will be confirmed by your local campus and might include:

Option 1 (Face-to-face delivery)

  • 15 hours of class per week (36 weeks)
  • 2 x 1-day wānanga (8 hours each)

You’ll also need to complete learning activities designed to enhance your learning for approximately 18 hours per week.


Option 2 (Noho delivery)

  • 3 hours of class per week (36 weeks)
  • 8 x Noho marae (26 hours each)

You’ll also need to complete learning activities designed to enhance your learning for approximately 24.5 hours per week.

Some of the learning activities will need to be completed online. You’ll need to have access to an internet connected device for this programme.


Entry criteria:

To enrol in this programme, a potential student must:

  • be at least 16 years of age
  • be a New Zealand citizen (or citizen of Australia, Tokelau, Niue, Cook Islands) or permanent resident
  • have successfully completed a te reo Māori qualification at Level 2 or demonstrate existing te reo skills and knowledge at Level 2
  • attend an information sharing hui with a kaiako.
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