Māori Language/Te Reo Māori (2024)
A programme in Te Reo Māori offers students the opportunity to study Māori language to a high level of competency.
Te Reo Māori is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Arts (BA). Te Reo Māori may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.
To complete Te Reo Māori as a single major for the BA, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Te Reo Māori, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete MAORI111, MAORI112, MAORI210, MAORI211, MAORI212, MAORI310, MAORI311, MAORI312 and MAORI316.
To complete Te Reo Māori as part of a double major for the BA or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Te Reo Māori, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete MAORI111, MAORI112, MAORI210, MAORI211, MAORI212, MAORI310, MAORI311 and MAORI312.
To complete a minor in Te Reo Māori, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Te Reo Māori major, including 30 points above 100 level. Students must complete MAORI111, MAORI112, MAORI211 and MAORI212.
Te Tohu Paetahi, our total immersion Māori language programme, has paved the way for the revitalisation of our ancestral language and 2016 saw Te Tohu Paetahi programme celebrating its 25th birthday. Please refer to Te Tohu Paetahi for further information.
Note: Students who have gained 14 credits or more at NCEA L3 in Te Reo Māori or Te Reo Rangatira, or equivalent will be exempt from MAORI111 and MAORI112 and will enrol directly into MAORI211 and MAORI212. Students will be guided to select 30 points from approved alternative papers at 100 level.
Students are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies for programme advice.
On this page
- Prescriptions for the GradCert(ReoMāori) and GradDip(ReoMāori)
- Prescriptions for the PGDip(Int&Trans)
- Prescriptions for the PhD
- 100 Level
- 200 Level
- 300 Level
- 500 Level
Prescriptions for the GradCert(ReoMāori) and GradDip(ReoMāori)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Māori Language/Te Reo Māori at an advanced level in their first degree.
For further details, contact the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies.
Prescriptions for the PGDip(Int&Trans)
Entry to the Postgraduate Diploma in Interpreting and Translating Māori is based on the following criteria: a graduate degree of good academic performance in which Māori 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 Māori and English.
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 subj
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location MAORI101 Introduction to Conversational Māori for Absolute Beginners 15.0 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (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... MAORI111 Te Reo Māori: Introductory 1 15.0 24A (Hamilton), 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (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. MAORI112 Te Reo Māori: Introductory 2 15.0 24B (Hamilton), 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (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. MAORI115 Te Hā o te Reo: Emergence of the Language 15.0 24X (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.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location MAORI210 Te Whakahaumanu Reo: Māori and Indigenous Language Revitalisation 15.0 24B (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. MAORI211 Te Reo Māori: Intermediate 1 15.0 24A (Hamilton), 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (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. MAORI212 Te Reo Māori: Intermediate 2 15.0 24B (Hamilton), 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (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. MAORI215 Te Reo Whaiaro: Expressive Language 15.0 24X (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.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location MAORI310 Ngā Pepeha, ngā Whakataukī me ngā Kupu Whakaari: Proverbial and Prophetic Sayings 15.0 24A (Hamilton) This paper concentrates on examining and analysing proverbial, prophetic and colloquial sayings within Maori culture. Ko te hangaitanga o tenei pepa, he matapaki, he wananga i nga pepeha, whakatauki, huahuatau me nga kupu whakaari a te Maori. MAORI311 Te Reo Māori: Advanced 1 15.0 24A (Hamilton), 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (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... MAORI312 Te Reo Māori: Advanced 2 15.0 24B (Hamilton), 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (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... MAORI316 Te Reo Ahurei 15.0 24B (Hamilton) This paper is intended for students who have completed Maori language proficiency to intermediate level or higher. The emphasis will be on developing oral and critical skills in the use of the Maori language and English with particular attention on the critical examination and understanding of composition styles, including performa... MAORI390 Kaupapa Rangahau 15.0 24X (Online) A Directed Study is a taught paper that enables suitably qualified undergraduate students to undertake a piece of extended Indigenous Studies research. Students enrolled in this paper work on a focused piece of research under the guidance of academic staff with relevant expertise.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location MAORI590 He Ketuketunga Kaupapa Kōrero: Directed Study 30.0 24X (Hamilton) Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff. MAORI592 Dissertation 60.0 24X (Hamilton) A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation. MAORI593 Māori Thesis 90.0 24X (Hamilton) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research. MAORI594 Māori Thesis 120.0 24X (Hamilton) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 7 December 2023 9:06am