Introduction to Conversational Māori for Absolute Beginners
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Extensions starting with 4, 5, 9 or 3 can also be direct dialled:
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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:
Develop a basic fluency in the pronunciation of the Māori language
Linked to the following assessments:• Kōrero-ā-waha / Oral test (3)
Develop aural confidence in listening to basic Māori language
Linked to the following assessments:
Recognise and respond to greetings, farewells, and expressions of appreciation
Linked to the following assessments:• Whakamātautau whakarongo / Listening test (1)• Ngā mahi whakaū / Moodle tasks (2)
Introduce, ask, answer and communicate about personal information
Linked to the following assessments:• Whakamātautau whakarongo / Listening test (1)• Ngā mahi whakaū / Moodle tasks (2)• Kōrero-ā-waha / Oral test (3)
Communicate using basic sentence structure patterns both in written and spoken form
Linked to the following assessments:• Whakamātautau whakarongo / Listening test (1)• Ngā mahi whakaū / Moodle tasks (2)• Kōrero-ā-waha / Oral test (3)• Whakamātautau-ā tuhi / Written test (4)
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.
Error: Assessment components must add up to 100%
At least one Assessment Component needs to be entered
|Component Description||Due Date||Time||Percentage of overall mark||Submission Method||Compulsory|
|1. Whakamātautau whakarongo / Listening test||
20 Aug 2020
|2. Ngā mahi whakaū / Moodle tasks||
|3. Kōrero-ā-waha / Oral test||
7 Oct 2020
No set time
|4. Whakamātautau-ā tuhi / Written test||
15 Oct 2020
Required and Recommended Readings*
Moorfield, J. C. (2001). Te Kākano. Auckland: Longman Paul Ltd.
Biggs, B. (1973). Let's Learn Maaori. A Guide to the Study of the Maaori Language. Wellington: A.H. & A.W. Reed.
Biggs, B. (1981). Complete English - Maaori Dictionary. Auckland University Press; [Wellington, N.Z.]: Oxford University Press, 1981.
Cleave, P., Mataira, K., & Pere, R. (1978). Oxford Māori Picture Dictionary. He Pukapuka Kupuāhua Māori. Wellington [N.Z.]: Oxford University Press.
Māori Language Commission. (1992). Te Matatiki. Wellington: Te Taura Whiri i te Reo.
Ngata, H. M. (1993). English - Māori Dictionary. Wellington: Learning Media Ltd.
Reed Books. (2001). The Essential Māori Dictionary. Auckland: Reed.
Williams, H. W. (1971). A Dictionary of the Māori Language. Wellington: Govt. Printer.
Online te reo Māori learning programmes can be found at:
Podcasts, videos, and resources
http://www.tewhanake.maori.nz/ these resources can be downloaded using your IPods, MP3 players etc and these resources are free.
https://www.twoa.ac.nz/Pages/Taringa?sc_lang=en Listen to the Māori language
Kimikupu Hou – Māori word database
English to Māori and Māori to English
Toi te Kupu/Introduction-Database written in Māori that catalogues/describes published Māori language resource material ww.toitekupu.org.nz/Eindex.html
Kia haria te reo Māori ki waho o te karaehe me kaha e koutou te/Seek ways to increase and strengthen your knowledge of te reo Māori.
Mātakitaki pouaka whakaata Māori/Watch television (Whakaata Māori, Te Karere, Marae etc.)
Whakarongo ki te reo irirangi Māori/Listen to Māori radio
Pānui pukapuka Māori/Read books written in the Māori language
Kōrerohia te reo Māori, ahakoa ki hea, ā hea rānei/Try to speak as much Māori as possible whereever you go
This paper is supported by Moodle. Moodle is the eLearning platform of this university that is used to foster student interaction related to learning. This paper (MAORI101 20B(HAM)) can be accessed by visiting http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz/
This paper will also be supported by Zoom, Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool with a local, desktop client and a mobile app that allows users to meet online, with or without video. Zoom users can choose to record sessions, collaborate on projects, and share or annotate on one another's screens, all with one easy-to-use platform.
The following is a breakdown of the 150 hours recommended for this paper:
|Paper Hours||Weekly Hours|
|Wānanga pāhekoheko/Interactive workshops- 20 hours||Wānanga pāhekoheko/Interactive workshops- 2 hours|
|Tests- 3 hours|
|Independent Study - 118 hours||Independent Study- 9 hours|
|Tutorials 9 hours||Tutorials 1 hour|
|Total 150 hours||Total hours 12 hours|
Linkages to Other Papers*
Restricted papers: REOM101