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Māori Language/Te Reo Māori

Are you passionate about the survival, retention and revitalisation of te reo Māori? Studying the Māori language at Waikato, you'll explore the world of te reo and its accompanying traditions while picking up vital cultural skills for today's diverse workplace.

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.

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Key information

Study Locations: Hamilton
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Prescriptions for the GradCert(ReoMaori) and GradDip(ReoMaori)

A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Maori Language/Te Reo Maori at an advanced level in their first degree.

For further details, contact the School of Maori and Pacific Development Office.

Prescriptions for the PGCert(ReoMaori), PGDip(ReoMaori), BA(Hons), MA and MMPD

Candidates should have at least a B average over their 300 level Te Reo Maori papers.

Students may take other 500 level papers at the discretion of the Chairperson of Department.

To complete a BA(Hons) in Te Reo Maori, students must complete 120 points at 500 level, including MAOR591 and MAOR551.

To complete an MA in Te Reo Maori, students must take a 120 point thesis, a 90 point thesis and 30 points from approved 500 level papers, or a 60 point dissertation and 60 points in approved 500 level papers.

To complete an MMPD in Te Reo Maori, students are normally required to take a 60 point dissertation and 60 points from taught 500 level papers, approved by the Department.

Candidates for the BA(Hons), MA and MMPD in Te Reo Maori may not include more than two of MAOR501, MAOR503, MAOR507 or MAOR508 in their programme of study.

Prescriptions for the PGDip(Int&Trans)

Entry to the Postgraduate Diploma in Interpreting and Translating Maori is based on the following criteria: a graduate degree of good academic performance in which Maori was a major subject, work experience in (or other knowledge of) translating and interpreting, assessment of the applicant's suitability in terms of experience, motivation, maturity, self-management and communication skills in both Maori and English.

Prescriptions for the MPhil

The Master of Philosophy is a one year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

Prescriptions for the PhD

The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

100 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
MAORI101Introduction to Conversational Maori for Absolute Beginners18A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Hamilton) & 18S (Hamilton)
For absolute beginner students, this introductory paper to conversational Maori pays particular attention to pronunciation, greetings, and forms of language associated with certain cultural functions, such as mihimihi, as well as tasks such as thanking people, farewelling, communicating personal information, and naming everyday obj...
MAORI111Te Reo Maori: Introductory 118A (Hamilton) & 18C (Hamilton)
An introductory paper for students with little or no knowledge of the Maori language which provides basic everyday language such as: greetings, farewells, focusing on family relationships, numbers, time, shopping, talking about a trip and commands.
MAORI112Te Reo Maori: Introductory 218B (Hamilton) & 18C (Hamilton)
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.
REOM101Introduction to Conversational Maori for Absolute BeginnersThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
REOM111Te Reo Maori: Introductory 1This paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
REOM112Te Reo Maori: Introductory 2This paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018

200 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
FMIS296Work PlacementThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
MAORI203Decolonising Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples18A (Hamilton)
The paper looks at the detrimental effects that research has historically had on Indigenous peoples and the relatively recent creation of research methodologies by Indigenous peoples to counteract Imperial research, and to empower and decolonise.
MAORI210Te Whakahaumanu Reo: Maori and Indigenous Language Revitalisation18B (Hamilton)
This paper will explore the impact of colonisation on indigenous languages and examine a range of current and historic language revitalisation initiatives, with a particular focus on Te Reo Maori.
MAORI211Te Reo Maori: Intermediate 118A (Hamilton), 18A (Online) & 18C (Hamilton)
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.
MAORI212Te Reo Maori: Intermediate 218B (Hamilton), 18B (Online) & 18C (Hamilton)
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.
MAORI213Te Reo Maori: Post-Intermediate 118A (Hamilton) & 18C (Hamilton)
This paper develops further language skills required in using Maori to communicate on a range of topics and contexts using appropriate language structures.
MAORI214Te Reo Maori: Post-Intermediate 218B (Hamilton) & 18C (Hamilton)
This paper develops further language skills required in using Maori to communicate on a range of topics and contexts using appropriate language structures.
REOM201Te Reo Maori: Intermediate 1 (Unistart)This paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
REOM206Te Ringa Tuhirau i te Kete KoreroThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
REOM211Te Reo Maori: Intermediate 1This paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
REOM212Te Reo Maori: Intermediate 2This paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
REOM213Te Reo Maori: Post-Intermediate 1This paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
REOM214Te Reo Maori: Post-Intermediate 2This paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
REOM290He Rangahau Kaupapa Korero Motuhake: Directed StudyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
SMPD296Work PlacementThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018

300 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
FMIS396Work Placement18C (Block)
This paper enables students to undertake work placement in an area related to their major as part of their degree. Students work in a chosen field for a period of time in order to gain valuable work experience and learn from experts in their chosen field.
MAORI303Critical Indigenous TheoryThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
REOM313Te Reo Maori: Pre-Advanced18A (Hamilton) & 18T (Block)
Ko ta tenei pepa, he ata kuhu ki roto i etahi tuhinga korero o nehe me etahi korero o na noa nei. I ko atu i tenei, he kuhu ano ki te reo tonu, ki te kiwaha, ki te whakatauki, ki era momo peka o te reo hei whakareka, hei whakatata ake ki te ikeiketanga o te reo o onamata.
REOM314Te Reo Maori: Advanced18B (Hamilton) & 18S (Block)
Whai ake ai tenei pepa i te REOM313, a, he whakapakari ake ano i nga pukenga o te reo me te whakawhanui, whakaniko hoki i te reo o te akonga ki nga momo korero o te reo okawa kia taea ai te whiu i te reo i nga momo horopaki okawa.
REOM316Te Reo Ahurei18B (Hamilton)
Ko ta tenei pepa, he whakamatau i te ngao o te akonga ki te waiti o te ahurea auaha o te pao, o te rotarota, o nga korero waita o taukiuki, a ka wetekina hoki nga korero moteatea a nga tohunga whakairo kupu o te ao Maori me te ao whanui tonu.
REOM390He Ketuketunga Kaupapa Korero: Directed Study18B (Hamilton)
Ko te rangahau te tahu o tenei pepa. Ka titiro nga tauira ki nga ahuatanga maha o te rangahau, ka ata wananga hoki i nga kaupapa rangahau Maori. Ka kohikohi nga tauira i nga pumanawa rangahau, katahi ka hangaia e ratau he mahere rangahau ki te whakamoana i nga korero me nga taunakitanga e hangai ana ki ta ratau i hiahia ai. Ka tika...
SMPD396Work PlacementThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
TIKA310Nga Pepeha, nga Whakatauki me nga Kupu Whakaari: Proverbial and Prophetic Sayings18A (Hamilton)
Ko tenei kaupapa he matapaki i nga whakatauki tawhito me o raurangi nei.

500 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
MAOR530Te Rengarenga: Assessing Te Reo Maori in Competitive ContextsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
MAOR531Te Kawariki: Practicum in Assessing Te Reo Maori in Competitive ContextsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
MAOR551Te Kupu, Te Reo, Nga KoreroThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
MAOR590He Ketuketunga Kaupapa Korero: Directed Study18C (Hamilton)
Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
MAOR591Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
MAOR592Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
MAOR593Maori Thesis18C (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
MAOR594Maori Thesis18C (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

800 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
MAOR800Te Reo Maori MPhil Thesis18C (Hamilton)
No description available.

900 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
MAOR900Te Reo Maori PhD Thesis18C (Hamilton) & 18D (Hamilton)
No description available.

William Flavell Fluent in Japanese and te reo Māori, the high school teacher and MEd graduate has a passion for shaping the hearts, minds and experiences of young people.

William Flavell Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education, Master of Education

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Contacts

Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies
Phone: 0800 924 528 ext: 4737 or + 64 7 838 4737
Email: fmis@waikato.ac.nz