Te Hoe - Introductory beginners

Maori studies 1

This course is a 10-hour introductory Māori language course for students with no knowledge of Te Reo Māori or Tikanga Māori, where you'll acquire very basic skills in pronunciation and introductory phrases.

You will learn to pronounce Te Reo Maori with some confidence, participate in karakia, himene and waiata, understand basic Tikanga Maori and learn basic greetings, farewells and numbers.

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$0.00 (Domestic)
$100.00 (International)

Please note: You may be charged a portion of the Compulsory Student Services Fee that supports our services available to students. For full information on the Compulsory Student Services Fee, visit fees and finance.

How to apply

To apply for one of our short courses, fill in a paper copy of our application form, available here, then either drop it in to your nearest campus or mail it to us at Enrolment Centre, Ara Institute of Canterbury, PO Box 540, Christchurch Mail Centre.

Learning outcomes

  • Pronounce Te Reo Māori with some confidence
  • Participate in karakia, himene and waiata
  • Understand basic tikanga Māori
  • Understand and produce basic greetings, farewells and numbers
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