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Beginners Te Reo Maori - Te Kaupae 2

STARTS: July 2024
Madras Street

Start your te reo journey of discovery.

If you have a personal or professional interest in te reo Māori and would like to contribute positively to the development the Māori language this is the start you need.

You’ll develop the language skills to communicate, with little support, in familiar everyday contexts and in some Māori environments. You’ll learn and practice aspects of hui whakatau (gatherings), mihimihi (acknowledgments and introductions), and discuss traditional narratives.

This course provides a pathway to contribute to community and cultural roles, such as:

  • preparing a whare and/or marae for hui, kaiwaiata, and working in the marae kitchen and dining room
  • speaking te reo in homes within whānau and communities
  • role-modelling the use of te reo among whānau and hapū in a range of settings

These skills and opportunities are embedded in the teaching approach where engagement with local marae and culturally immersive experiences are at the forefront. Course delivery combines in-classroom and local marae-based experiences. The inclusion of marae provides an authentic, meaningful engagement with local Māori communities, ensuring that mana whenua are known people and retain the role of representing themselves.

The programme has open entry. English Language requirements apply.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 5.0 Academic

  • 5.0 Listening
  • 5.0 Reading
  • 5.0 Writing
  • 5.0 Speaking

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Career opportunities

The development of basic understanding and awareness of te reo Māori can be utilised to support and complement existing skills and knowledge in your current or future area of employment.

Extending your te reo skills can lead to employment opportunities in both the public and private sectors. These opportunities could include support roles in broadcasting, tourism, health sector, education, foreign embassies in New Zealand, trainees in museums, trainee/apprentice roles in the arts - singers, composers, writers, artists, actors.

Study pathways

You can follow this course into Elementary Te Reo Māori: Te Kaupae 3 which will continue your journey in te reo Māori and further equip you to engage with the Māori language economy.

Te Pokaitahi Reo (Reo Rua) (Te Kaupae 2)

PART-TIME - 1 Year

Start your te reo journey of discovery.

Type Certificate
Code NZ3044
Next Starts July 2024
Credits 60
Level 2
Available Part time Yes
Reference NZ3044-STRU
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Part time - Te Pokaitahi Reo (Reo Rua) (Te Kaupae 2) - Tue - Jul - (incl 2 wkends) - Christchurch
Start date: 23 July 2024

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Credit Recognition

If you have prior relevant experience or previous related study credits, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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