Have you always wanted to learn the Māori language but didn't know where to start? Take the first step in learning te reo Māori with Papa Reo (Online).
This beginner's programme will teach you the basics in pronunciation and simple sentence structures. You'll be able to use formal and informal greetings, introduce yourself and recite your whakapapa (genealogy).
Important Information: You will need to be confident learning online, have a computer or laptop and access to the internet to participate in this programme.
When you pass this programme, you'll get this qualification:
This foundation qualification is intended for learners who have minimal command of te reo, as an additional language. It is also intended for those who have a desire to contribute positively to the development of te reo kia tika, kia rere, kia Māori (the language needs to be correct, heard far and wide, and to be Māori in ethos), or who have a personal and/or professional interest in te reo Māori.
Graduates will have the basic language skills required to communicate in te reo, with support, in familiar everyday contexts.
To enrol in this programme, a potential student must:
This is a part-time programme that consists of 60 credits delivered over 52 weeks. Throughout the programme you will be required to complete set activities each week online. These activities will require at least 12 hours of learning per week and include:
Assessments will be completed online and you'll need to have access to an internet connected device for this programme.
You’ll also receive one kete (pack) that contains some additional resources in March/April 2024.
Please read carefully to make sure you apply for the correct programme.
You'll be ready to enrol on our Level 2 Te Ara Reo Māori programme or advance to one of our Level 3 tikanga programmes that teach you about Māori customs and protocols.I want to use my qualification
You'll have an understanding and awareness of te reo Māori that can be used to support and enhance your current employment and knowledge.
Introduction to pronunciation, greetings and farewells.
Ko Tōku Whare | 15 Credits
Introduction to telling the time, days of the week, months of the year, location of people and objects.
Ko Tōku Whānau | 15 Credits
Introduction to family relationships, colours and numbers.
Ko Tōku Ora | 15 Credits
How to give and follow basic instructions around the home. How to identify parts of the body and its function.