Māori Language/Te Reo Māori

Are you passionate about the survival, retention and revitalisation of te Reo Māori? By studying te reo Maori courses at Waikato, you'll explore the world of te reo and its traditions while picking up vital cultural skills for today's diverse workplace.
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Why study Māori Language/Te Reo Māori?

Te reo Māori is an official language of Aotearoa/New Zealand. The study of te reo will enhance your identity as an individual and will help you establish a framework for other worldviews, international links and connections.

The ability to be fluent in both Māori and English has become increasingly important within a number of professional areas including education, medicine, research, media, government and tourism.

You'll learn in a supportive environment incorporating new and exciting ways to deliver the language and with practitioners who are committed to the ongoing survival, retention and maintenance of te reo Māori.

The Te Reo Māori programme at Waikato enables you to learn the language from an introductory level through to advanced. We are the only university that teaches level 3 during undergraduate study. This gives you the advantage of attaining advanced language skills before progressing to graduate level or moving into the workforce.

There is also the opportunity to join a one year, full time, total immersion programme or a mainstream programme for those who would rather study at a slower pace.

Waikato Te Reo Ahurei Paper

Scholarships and prizes

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Māori Language/Te Reo Māori papers


Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies

0800 924 528 (ext: 4737)