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Te Tohu Paetahi

The first intensive te reo Māori immersion programme of its kind, Te Tohu Paetahi has paved the way for the revitalisation of te reo Māori for more than 25 years. Offered in both Hamilton and Tauranga, you can gain a Diploma in Te Tohu Paetahi or credit the programme towards your first year in a Bachelor of Arts.

The class of 2016 on their end of year Marae noho to the Mount.

The focus of this programme is to provide students with a unique Māori language immersion pathway with a goal to produce students who can fluently and competently speak in te reo Māori.

All students enrolling in the Diploma in Te Tohu Paetahi or in the Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Te Reo Māori have the opportunity to further develop their knowledge through our Te Tohu Paetahi programme. The programme is taught predominantly in te reo Māori and involves taking the eight compulsory te reo Māori papers.

The workload in Te Tohu Paetahi is intensive. Therefore, it is important that students attend classes daily, between 9am-3pm, Monday to Friday.

Each paper will be taught in four to five week block periods, moving through to a total immersion language teaching and learning environment.

If you are interested in beginning your te reo journey with Waikato, please contact the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies on 07 838 4737 or email [email protected].

For more information visit http://www.waikato.ac.nz/fmis/study/te-tohu-paetahi.

2020 Papers, Dates and Fees

PaperPointsTaurangaHamilton Tuition Fee
MAORI111-20C 15 9 March - 12 April24 Feb - 28 March $765
MAORI112-20C 15 20 April - 31 May13 April - 10 May $765
MAORI211-20C 15 8 June - 5 July18 May - 14 June $765
MAORI212-20C 15 20 July - 16 Aug29 June - 26 July $765
MAORI311-20C1524 Aug - 20 Sept3 Aug - 30 Aug$765
MAORI312-20C 15 5 Oct - 1 Nov14 Sept - 11 Oct $765
MAORI104-20C (NET)1524 Feb - 10 May24 Feb - 10 May$765
MAORI206-20C (NET) 15 18 May - 26 July 18 May - 26 July $765

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Key information

Study Locations:Hamilton, Tauranga
Papers offered differ by location. The Catalogue of Papers has full location info.
Area of Study:

100 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
MAORI104Te Hā o te Reo: Emergence of the Language15.021X (Online)
This paper further reinforces students' acquisition of introductory language components taught in MAORI111 and MAORI112, expanding on the fundamentals of Mihimihi, Pepeha and Whakapapa, whilst introducing students to Kingitanga.
MAORI111Te Reo Māori: Introductory 115.021A (Hamilton), 21X (Hamilton) & 21X (Tauranga)
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 Māori: Introductory 215.021B (Hamilton), 21X (Hamilton) & 21X (Tauranga)
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.

200 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
MAORI206Te Reo Whaiaro: Expressive Language15.021X (Online)
This paper further reinforces students' acquisition of introductory language components taught in MAORI211 and MAORI212, expanding on the fundamentals of introductory language form, instruction, expressions of emotion and colloquialisms.
MAORI211Te Reo Māori: Intermediate 115.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Secondary School - Unistart), 21X (Hamilton) & 21X (Tauranga)
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 Māori: Intermediate 215.021B (Hamilton), 21B (Secondary School - Unistart), 21X (Hamilton) & 21X (Tauranga)
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.

300 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
MAORI311Te Reo Māori: Advanced 115.021A (Hamilton), 21X (Hamilton) & 21X (Tauranga)
I tua atu o MAORI212, arotahi ai tenei akoranga ki te whakahohonu, whakawhanui ake i te reo me nga pukenga o te akonga ki te tuhituhi, ki te whakawhitiwhiti korero, ki te whakaatu me te whakamarama i nga kaupapa rereke o nga horopaki o te ao tawhito, te ao hou hoki. This paper builds on the language acquired in MAORI212 further dev...
MAORI312Te Reo Māori: Advanced 215.021B (Hamilton), 21X (Hamilton) & 21X (Tauranga)
I tua atu o MAORI311, ko ta tenei pepa he ata kuhu ki roto i etahi rangahau e hangai nei ki te whaikorero me te karanga, waihoki, ka kuhuna nga kano ahuatanga o te reo tonu, ara te kiwaha, te whakatauki me nga tongikura. I ko atu i enei, ka arohaehaetia nga manukura Maori. This paper builds on the language acquired in MAORI311 broa...
MAORI313Te Reo Māori: Advanced 315.021G (Hamilton) & 21G (Tauranga)
Ko te kaupapa o tenei pepa he whakawhanui, he whakapakari i te taha korero, whakarongo, panui, tuhituhi hoki. Katoa nga ahuatanga o tenei o nga whakaakoranga kei te reo Maori. Ki te whakapau te tangata i ona kaha ki enei whakaritenga, ka nui ake te ahei o te tangata ki te whakapuaki whakaaro-a-waha, a-tuhituhi hoki, ahakoa he aha t...

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Contacts

Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies
Phone: 0800 924 528 ext: 4737 or + 64 7 838 4737
Email: [email protected]