Te Reo Māori: Introductory 1
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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:
Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:
Linked to the following assessments:
- Mihi me te poroporoaki i te tangata – greet, and farewell; Me mohio kia pehea te mihi i te tangata - understand ways of thanking people, apologising, excusing themselves, and complimenting people
- Korero mou ake – introduce, answer and communicate about yourself-name, age, nationality, & home; Korero i to whakapapa/korero mo to whanau - speak about family tree & family relationships
- Korero mo te utu, te hoko me te kaute – talk about costs, buying things, & counting; Whakamarama i te taima, me etahi mea- ask and tell the time, & identify objects
- Korero mo te wahi – talk about present and past location; Korero mo nga mahi/wa mua/wa tu/wa heke – talk about past, present and future actions.
- Korero whakahau – give/receive commands/orders
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. Kōrero ā-waha 1 (Presentation)||
25 Mar 2022
|2. Whakamātautau 1 (Listening & Written Test)||
1 Apr 2022
|3. Kōrero ā-waha 2 (Presentation)||
8 Apr 2022
|4. Whakamātautau 2 (Listening & Written Test)||
14 Apr 2022
Required and Recommended Readings*
Recommended readings will help on a daily basis to improve vocabulary range and access to new words and/or translations.
Moorfield, John C. (2001). Te Kākano. Auckland: Longman Paul Ltd.
*IPods, MP3 players etc will be an excellent resource for downloading all of the tape recordings/podcasts from the internet site of Te Whanake. http://tewhanake.otago.ac.nz these resources are free.
Biggs, B. (1973). Let's Learn Māori. A Guide to the Study of the Maaori Language. Wellington: A.H. & A.W. Reed.
Biggs, B. (1981). Complete English - Māori 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 - 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 Maori learning programmes can be found at:
Podcasts, videos, and resources - http://www.tewhanake.maori.nz/ these resources can be downloaded using your electronic devices and these resources are free.
E tika ana kia whakapau ō koutou kaha ki te whakatutuki i ngā mahi/aromatawai i mua i ō koutou aroaro, kaua e pōhēhē ka taea ngā mahi/aromatawai katoa te whakaoti atu i roto tonu i ngā karaehe akoako. Me whakapau hāora atu anō: Students are encouraged to study every night for at least two hours (where possible). Do not be mistaken that the hours during class time will be sufficient learning time, use this time to:
- 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 anō a roto o te karaehe akoako. Revise any work covered in class.
- Me ako i ngā kupu hou. Learn new words.
|Course Hours||Weekly Hours|
|Lectures - 87.5 hours||Lectures||17.5 hours|
|Tutorials - 20 hours||Tuts||4 hours|
|Tests- 4.5 hours||Independent Study||7.5 hours|
|Independent Study - 38 hours|
|Total 150 hours|
Linkages to Other Papers*
Restricted papers: REOM111