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.
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Why study Te Tohu Paetahi?

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 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 tetohupaetahi@waikato.ac.nz.

For more information visit the Te Tohu Paetahi website.

Study Te Tohu Paetahi in these qualifications

Te Tohu Paetahi papers

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Contact us

Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies

0800924528 (Ext: 4737)