Te Pūtaketanga o te Reo

Full Immersion

  • Level 4
  • 40 weeks - full-time
  • No fees

Programme overview:

Want to speak te reo Māori? There's no better way than to immerse yourself in the language.

Learn in a calm and encouraging environment that also challenges you to speak and think in the reo. Our experienced and fluent kaiako understand what it takes to help you progress to a conversational ability. You'll learn with others who want to improve their te reo Māori capability, and you'll get more confident by the day. Kia kaha!

Tauira enrolled in this programme are encouraged to bring their own digital device to download resources to support their studies.

When you pass this programme, you'll get these qualifications:

  • Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Rumaki) Te Kaupae 3 - New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo (Rumaki) Level 3
  • Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Rumaki) Te Kaupae 4 - New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo (Rumaki) Level 4

You'll learn about:

  • basic grammar
  • correct pronunciation
  • conversational te reo Māori
  • explaining and practising tikanga Māori
  • whakapapa, whānau, and tūrangawaewae.

You'll be able to:

Level 3

  • use te reo vocabulary and grammatical structures at an intermediate level, as an expression of mana tangata
  • use te reo Māori at an intermediate level to show an understanding of their connections to the land and the environment, prominent places, people, histories and stories, as an expression of mana whenua
  • use te reo at an intermediate level in selected contexts to develop a growing knowledge base of, and an emerging respect for, te reo, as an expression of mana reo
  • use te reo Māori at an intermediate level to achieve tasks and guide others in specified contexts, as an expression of mana ao tūroa

 

This qualification is intended for learners who have an intermediate-level understanding of, and ability in, the use of, te reo.  It is also intended for those who have a desire to contribute positively to the development of te reo kia tika, kia rere, kia Māori, or have a personal and/or professional interest in te reo Māori.

Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to communicate in te reo, with some independence and confidence, in everyday whānau, marae, social/community, workplace and/or academic contexts, and in Māori environments where they feel comfortable.


Level 4

  • use te reo Māori vocabulary and grammatical structures at an advanced-intermediate level, as an expression of mana tangata
  • use te reo at an advanced-intermediate level to show a broad understanding of connections to the land and the environment, prominent places, people, histories and stories, and local proverbs and colloquial sayings, as an expression of mana whenua
  • apply advanced intermediate-level te reo Māori and technical skills in selected places and contexts to develop a growing knowledge of, and respect for, te reo, as an expression of mana reo
  • use advanced-intermediate level te reo Māori to achieve and lead tasks in specified contexts, and some unfamiliar settings, as an expression of mana ao tūroa

 

This qualification is intended for learners who have an advanced-intermediate level of understanding and ability in the use of te reo.  It is also intended for those who have a desire to contribute positively to the development of te reo kia tika, kia rere, kia Māori, or have a personal and/or professional interest in te reo Māori.

Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to communicate independently in familiar, and some less familiar, situations with fluency and increasing flexibility in everyday whānau, marae, social/community workplace and/or academic contexts, and in broader aspects of te ao Māori.


How you'll study:

This is a full-time programme that consists of 120 credits delivered over 40 weeks. Some of our locations offer different delivery modes. These will be confirmed by your local campus and might include:

Option 1 Face to face delivery

  • 2 x 3-hour classes per week
  • 2 x noho marae (26 hours each)
  • 6 x 1-day wānanga (8 hours each)

You’ll also need to complete learning activities designed to enhance your learning for approximately:

  • 24.5 hours per week

Option 2 Noho delivery

  • 3 hours of class per week (36 weeks)
  • 8 x noho marae (26 hours each)

You’ll also need to complete learning activities designed to enhance your learning for approximately:

  • 24.5 hours per week

Some of the learning activities will need to be completed online. You’ll need to have access to an internet-connected device for this programme.


Entry criteria:

To enrol in this programme, a potential student must:

  • be at least 16 years of age
  • be a New Zealand citizen (or citizen of Australia, Tokelau, Niue, Cook Islands) or permanent resident
  • reside in New Zealand
  • have successfully completed a te reo Māori qualification at Level 2 or demonstrate existing te reo skills and knowledge at Level 2
  • attend an information sharing hui with a kaiako

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

Take it to the next level with Te Rōnakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi Level 5.

I want to use my qualification

You can put your reo skills to use in most jobs in Aotearoa. You could also become a kaiāwhina in a kōhanga reo or kura.


Kōnae Ako (Learning Modules):

Mana Tangata 1 | 15 Credits

This kōnae ako (module) introduces tauira (students) to greeting people and speaking about oneself and others. Tauira will learn to use correct punctuation and common sentence constructions for familiar topics.  

Mana Ao Tūroa 1 | 15 Credits

This kōnae ako will look at current, past and future events. Tauira are then given the opportunity to discuss and understand these topics at length. Tauira will recognise and understand the tense in speech and identify new vocabulary within context.  

Mana Tangata 2 | 15 Credits

This kōnae ako will give tauira the opportunity to ask and answer simple questions using common sentence constructions and recognise and respond to sentencesand simple phrases about people. 

Mana Ao Tūroa 2 | 15 Credits

This kōnae ako will look at various types of hui. Tauira are then given the opportunity to write text relevant to a chosen hui. Tauira will learn about relevant whakataukī/kīwaha and use passive and negative sentences. 

Mana Whenua 1 | 15 Credits

This kōnae ako will allow the tauira to recognise and respond to a wide variety of topics relating to whānau. Tauira will then be able to grasp the main ideas of texts and identify relevant vocabulary and understand a variety of questions. 

Mana Reo 1 | 15 Credits

This kōnae ako will give tauira an opportunity to comprehend text on given topics. Tauira will be able to use language related to a particular domain including kīwaha/whakataukī and relevant vocabulary. 

Mana Whenua 2 | 15 Credits

This kōnae ako will give tauira an opportunity to compose short passages and use relevant sentence structures and vocabulary relating to whānau. Tauira will be able to discuss familiar topics with spontaneity.  

Mana Reo 2 | 15 Credits

This kōnae ako will give the tauira opportunity to use extensive sentences, language patterns and vocabulary. This will enable tauira to write effectively using a chosen genre and apply basic rangahau skills to articulate a range of ideas.  

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