MAORI104-20X (NET)

Te Hā o te Reo: Emergence of the Language

15 Points

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Paper Description

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This course is intended for students with little or no prior knowledge of the Māori language. The emphasis will be on developing oral and listening skills in the Māori language with reading and writing skills as reinforcement. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to understand language that has a familiar pattern, recognise new words and be able to interact in a communicative way with predictable exchanges. Learners will also develop an awareness of the language learning process. The medium of delivery favours a bilingual approach and the teaching strategies are based on Māori pedagogical practices and communicative language teaching methodology where possible.
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Paper Structure

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This paper will be taught over 11 weeks, concurently with Reo papers MAORI111 & MAORI112. Each week you will be introduced to new words and sentence constructions taught within your core reo papers. These will be reinforced and supplemented with the activities and assessments of MAORI104, which will help further develop and build on your language. In week one you will be introduced to te reo Māori, whakawhanaungatanga (getting to know each other), getting acquainted with some of the services the university provides. You will also be introduced to the whakapapa o te ao Māori, o te reo Māori, o te tangata, learn how to give a mihi and introduce/talk about your whānau (family). During week two & three you will begin learning the vocabulary and sentence constructions for talking about a trip and/or talking about the holiday of my dreams. These kōrero-ā-waha topics will also provide the foundations for the Hopukanga Kōrero assessment. Throughout the teaching weeks of MAORI111 & MAORI112 students will be required to fulfill 4 assessments: Hopukanga Kōrero (35%), Kuputaka (15%), Whakatakoto Rerenga (15%) & Whakamātautau Whakamutunga (35%).
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Mihi me te poroporoaki i te tangata – greet, address and farewell people; Me mōhio kia pēwhea te mihi i te tangata - understand ways of thanking, addressing, apologising, excusing oneself, and complimenting people
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  • Kōrero i tō whakapapa/kōrero mō tō whānau, mōu ake hoki - introduce & speak about your family tree & family relationships – introduce, answer and communicate information about yourself
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  • Kōrero mō te utu, te hoko me te kaute – talk about costs, buying things, & counting
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  • Whakamārama i te tāima, me ētahi mea- ask and tell the time, & identify objects
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  • Kōrero mō te wāhi – talk about present and past locations; Kōrero whakahau – give/receive commands/orders
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  • Kōrero mō ngā momo tūmahi, wā mua/wā tū/wā heke – talk about past, present and future actions
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Assessment Components

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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.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Kuputaka (15%)
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Whakatakoto Rerenga (20%)
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Hopukanga Kōrero (35%)
1 May 2020
No set time
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Whakamātautau Whakamutunga (30%)
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Recommended Readings

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*Me āta pānui ngā pukapuka kei raro iho nei hei āwhina i a koe ki te whaka tutuki i ngā mahi, ngā ngohe me ngā aroatawai katoa o tēnei pepa.

*You are advised to read and refer to the texts below as they will assist you in fulfilling the tasks, activities, and assessments of this paper.

Moorfield, John C. (2001). Te Kakano. 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 Kupuahua Māori. Wellington [N.Z.]: Oxford University Press.

Maori Language Commission. (1992). Te Matatiki. Wellington: Te Taura Whiri i te Reo.

Ngata, Hori M. (1993). English - Maori Dictionary. Wellington: Learning Media Ltd.

Reed Books (2001). The Essential Maori Dictionary. Auckland: Reed.

Williams, H.W. (1971). A Dictionary of the Maori Language. Wellington: Govt. Printer.

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Online Support

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This paper is taught and supported by Moodle. Moodle is the eLearning platform of this university that is used to foster student interaction related to learning. This paper (MAORI104) can be accessed by visiting
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Mahi takitahi mā te ipurangi

Self directed online paper

Ahakoa he pepa ipurangi tēnei, e tika ana kia whakapau ō koutou kaha ki te whakatutuki i ngā mahi/aromatawai kei mua i ō koutou aroaro. Me whakapau hāora atu anō: Despite the fact that this is an online paper, students are encouraged to study every night for at least two hours (where possible).

- Titiro ki ngā mahi whakaū, ki ngā Mahi Parakitihi. Complete consolidation tasks not completed in class.

- Rangahaua ngā kaupapa mō te kōrero-ā-waha. Research topics, constructions and new words for oral tests and practice for oral test.

- Hoki whakamuri ki te titiro ki ngā mahi kua tirohia kētia (mō te whakamātautau-ā-tuhi). Practise all new sentence constructions learnt during class time.

- Āta pānui i ngā kōrero kua puta mai i te karaehe akoako. Read, learn and revise any material brought up in tutorial classes.

- Me parakitihi i ngā kōrero kua ara ake i roto i ngā kauhau me ngā karaehe tautoko. Revise any work covered in class and tutorials.

- Me ako i ngā kupu hou. Learn new words.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Corequisite papers: MAORI111 & MAORI112



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