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Beau Stowers is a graduate of Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo and is studying his PhD in Decolonising Māori Grammar. With over a decade of experience in teaching te reo Māori, Beau was the recipient of a Teaching Excellence Award in 2019. A Kapa Haka and Ngā Manu Kōrero judge, Beau has had numerous advisory and stakeholder roles for language and performing arts programs.
Beau is a lecturer of te reo Māori in the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies - Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao. His research interests include Cultural Learning; Indigenous Education; Language Learning; Language/Literacy/Linguistics; Maori Culture/Tikanga; Maori Language and Technology; Maori Research; Maori Translation; Te Reo (Maori Language); Teaching and Learning
Beau is a seasoned haka performer who has graced Te Matatini stage numerous times. Check him out, front row and centre for Te Iti Kahurangi.
- Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo, Ranga 12
- Licensed Translator of Te Reo Māori - Māori Language Commission
- Teaching Excellence Award - University of Waikato
Appointments and Positions
Beau's contributions to our Māori communities include:
Students have described Beau's teaching style as "structured, creative and assuring". Learn from an award-winning lecturer and take one of Beau's papers at the University of Waikato:
An introductory paper for students with little or no knowledge of the Maori language which provides basic everyday language such as:
- greetings and farewells,
- focusing on family relationships,
- numbers and time,
- shopping, and
- talking about a trip and commands.
This paper extends the language and communication skills developed in MAORI111 to include the language of mealtimes, instructions/commands, expression/idioms, describing clothing and parts of the body, and a variety of Marae protocol.
This paper builds on the skills acquired in MAORI112, developing a complexity in language skills required in the communication of detailed travel directions, describing internal and external characteristics of a person and describing objects.
This paper builds on the skills acquired in MAORI211, developing further language skills required in Maori for communication about feelings, emotions, and describing the weather.
Contact details & media tools
Mr Beau Stowers
Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao - Faculty of Māori & Indigenous Studies
+64 7 837 9634
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