Introduction to Conversational Māori for Absolute Beginners
You can contact staff by:
- Calling +64 7 838 4466 select option 1, then enter the extension.
Extensions starting with 4, 5, 9 or 3 can also be direct dialled:
- For extensions starting with 4: dial +64 7 838 extension.
- For extensions starting with 5: dial +64 7 858 extension.
- For extensions starting with 9: dial +64 7 837 extension.
- For extensions starting with 3: dial +64 7 2620 + the last 3 digits of the extension e.g. 3123 = +64 7 262 0123.
Students who successfully complete the course 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 / Online Listening test (1)• Ngā mahi whakaū / Online Moodle tasks/quizzes (2)• Whakamātautau-ā-ipurangi / Online test (4)
Introduce, ask, answer and communicate about personal information
Linked to the following assessments:• Whakamātautau whakarongo / Online Listening test (1)• Ngā mahi whakaū / Online Moodle tasks/quizzes (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 / Online Listening test (1)• Ngā mahi whakaū / Online Moodle tasks/quizzes (2)• Kōrero-ā-waha / Oral test (3)• Whakamātautau-ā-ipurangi / Online 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 / Online Listening test||
14 Apr 2022
|2. Ngā mahi whakaū / Online Moodle tasks/quizzes||
|3. Kōrero-ā-waha / Oral test||
1 Jun 2022
|4. Whakamātautau-ā-ipurangi / Online test||
9 Jun 2022
Required and Recommended Readings*
Moorfield, John 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, Hōri 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.
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
Websites/ Applications that offer quizzes, tests etc.
Real time quiz / Xorro / Kahootz / Quizlit / Flipcard
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 (MAORI101-22A(HAM)) can be accessed by visiting http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz/
Panopto: This paper is also supported by Panopto. Panopto- Course Cast is a tool which allows users to record audio, video, PowerPoint and what is happening on the user’s computer screen or in class. Panopto recordings can be accessed by visiting http://coursecast.its.waikato.ac.nz/CourseCast/ or http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz/
Zoom: This paper will also be support by Zoom and Zoom recordings which will be posted to the Moodle site.
The following is a breakdown of the 150 hours recommended for this paper:
|Course Hours||Weekly Hours|
|Lectures- 24 hours||Lectures- 2 hours|
|Tests- 6.5 hours||Test - .50 hour|
|Independent Study - 119.5 hours||Independent Study- 9 hours|
|Total 150 hours||Total hours 11.5 hours|
Linkages to Other Papers*
Restricted papers: REOM101