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 skill set, and learn in an encouraging environment that also challenges you to speak and think in te reo.
When you pass this programme, you'll get this qualification:
This qualification is intended for proficient speakers of te reo who have a desire to contribute positively to the development of te reo kia tika, kia rere, kia Māori, or who have a personal and/or professional interest in, te reo Māori. In addition to the acquisition of te reo, graduates will have developed skills and knowledge of associated lexis in a specialised area. They will also have specialised technical and theoretical knowledge to conduct research.
Graduates will be able to communicate in te reo Māori independently, with spontaneity and precision, to articulate and critique ideas and theories, and to seek information in whānau, marae, professional and/or academic contexts.
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:
Activity directed learning will also need to be completed outside of class time amounting to approximately:
Activity directed learning will also need to be completed outside of class time, amounting to approximately:
Some of the learning activities will need to be completed online. You'll need to have access to an internet-connected device to complete some learning activities.
To enrol in this programme, a potential tauira must:
I want to keep studying
Increase your expertise with our higher level qualification, the Diploma in Te Pīnakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi Level 7.
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.
Ngā Āhuatanga o te Reo | 15 Credits
At the end of this kōnae ako (modules), tauira (students) will be able to apply correct use of grammar using a variety of sentence structures in the form of a range of passive, stative, actor emphatics, negative and possessive patterns to demonstrate an accurate understanding of the meaning of those texts.
Te Orokohanga o te Ao | 15 Credits
At the end of this kōnae ako, tauira will be able to rangahau, discuss and present various versions of the creation stories.
Te Whakawhitinga o Ngā Waka | 15 Credits
At the end of this kōnae ako, tauira will be able to explain the reason behind the migration to Aotearoa and identify key people and their roles and responsibilities on board. Tauira will also align their pepeha to the journey of their waka.
Aroā | 15 Credits
At the end of this kōnae ako, tauira will be able to provide an accurate summary through comprehensively examining and interpreting meanings from selected texts.
Whakamāori/Whakapākehā | 15 Credits
At the end of this kōnae ako, tauira will be able to evaluate selected texts and produce an accurate translation from English to Māori and Māori to English, including informal and formal language.
Kupu Whakanikoniko | 15 Credits
At the end of this kōnae ako, tauira will be able to identify, accurately interpret and use metaphorical language.
Take Whenua | 15 Credits
At the end of this kōnae ako, tauira will be able to rangahau and articulate the significance of a selected iwi landmark. Tauira will articulate the roles and responsibilities of key people responsible for the land and provide an inventory of the landmarks natural resources.
Waiata/Haka | 15 Credits
At the end of this kōnae ako, tauira will be able to rangahau and present key features of a waiata and haka composition that is both inherited and contemporary.
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