Te Papa Whakatipu

Nigel Maguigan

On completion of this course students will be able to understand and respond to spoken Māori in a familiar environment.

Students will be able to read and understand written texts on various topics and to understand aspects of Tikanga Māori/customs, recite their mihi/personal introduction or greeting, while also learning some whakataukī/proverbs and kīwaha/idioms.

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Learning outcomes

  • Understand and respond to spoken Māori in predictable contexts.
  • Read and understand written texts on a predictable topic.
  • Write a brief narrative or descriptive passage.
  • Understand aspects of Tikanga Māori.
  • Recite mihi, whakataukī, kīwaha.
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