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Maori Night Classes

These free night classes provide an introduction to te reo Māori from beginner level to full immersion. Ahakoa ko wai, no hea koe, ko tēnei te wā! No matter who you are or where you're from, this is the time to immerse yourself in the richness of te ao Māori (the Māori world).

Overview

If you have already been enrolled in a Māori night class, you’ll need to re-enrol through your Student Portal. New students can apply via this page.

Te ao Māori is an exciting and enduring culture that has shaped Aotearoa's society and is an integral part of our contemporary lifestyle. We offer free te reo Māori night classes at four different levels, and whatever level you choose, you'll get to explore our beautiful Te Noho Kotahitanga marae and wharekai. They are hubs for teaching and learning, places for ceremonial and celebratory gatherings, and a source of local and historical knowledge.

You’ll also be taught by some of the best lecturers in an authentic tikanga Māori environment (a learning atmosphere guided by Māori protocols).

Kōrero mai – give it a go!

General class informaton

Ngā rā, ngā wā, me ngā wahi  (duration, time, and locations) (Click to expand)

Term Day of the Week Start and End dates Class times Location(s)
1 Mondays 3/2/20 to 6/4/20 6pm to 9pm Mt Albert
Tuesdays 4/2/20 to 7/4/20 6pm to 9pm Mt Albert
Tuesdays 4/2/20 to 7/4/20 6pm to 9pm Waitākere
Wednesdays 5/2/20 to 8/4/20 6pm to 9pm Mt Albert
2 Mondays 20/4/20 to 22/6/20 6pm to 9pm Mt Albert
Tuesdays 21/4/20 to 23/6/20 6pm to 9pm Mt Albert
Tuesdays 21/4/20 to 23/6/20 6pm to 9pm Waitākere
Wednesdays 22/4/20 to 24/6/20 6pm to 9pm Mt Albert
3 Mondays 13/7/20 to 14/9/20 6pm to 9pm Mt Albert
Tuesdays 14/7/20 to 15/9/20 6pm to 9pm Mt Albert
Tuesdays 14/7/20 to 15/9/20 6pm to 9pm Waitākere
Wednesdays 15/7/20 to 16/9/20 6pm to 9pm Mt Albert
4 Mondays 28/9/20 to 30/11/20 6pm to 9pm Mt Albert
Tuesdays 29/9/20 to 1/12/20 6pm to 9pm Mt Albert
Wednesdays 30/9/20 to 2/12/20 6pm to 9pm Mt Albert

Please note: You only attend class once a week, on the same evening every week where possible.

Mt Albert campus: Marae, Gate 3, Carrington Rd, Mt. Albert.

Waitākere campus: Building 510, Level 1, Waitākere Lane, Henderson.

Public holidays are observed during each term – there will be no classes on these days and your term will be reduced accordingly. We have an 80% attendance policy – failure to meet this requirement will result in an automatic withdrawal (8 out of 10 classes must be attended).

Te utu (fees)

All courses are free for domestic students. To be eligible, you must provide a certified copy of your birth certificate, passport (New Zealand, or overseas with residency documents), or citizenship certificate.

Please note, these courses are currently unavailable to international students.

Tahi (Beginner)

Choose this level if you haven't had much / any exposure to te reo Māori.

This course provides an introduction to basic personal introduction, mihimihi, karakia, waiata, to the basic language structures and vocabulary at a communicative level. It reinforces vowel, consonants, diphthongs, blends, and correct pronunciation of te reo Māori words and much more.

Apply for Tahi

Rua (Intermediate)

Choose this level if you already know many basics of te reo Māori i.e. numbers and colours.

This course offers an extension to Reo Tahi or for learners with a basic understanding of language knowledge with punctuation, syntax, past and present and future tense, pepeha, whakapapa and much more.

Apply for Rua

Toru (Advanced)

Choose this level if you already know how to structure complex sentences in te reo Māori.

This course is a further extension again of language acquisition and cultural awareness. This includes being supported to be able to convers comfortably, with a focus on sentences and oral conversations in class and much more.

Apply for Toru

Wha (Full immersion)

Choose this level if you're comfortable speaking sentences in te reo Māori.

At this advanced level, you will contribute to classroom discussions, sing appropriate mōteatea and recite karakia for different settings (course runs subject to numbers).

Apply for Wha

Whakapā mai (contact us)

Location: Building 171 (Puukenga), Mt. Albert Campus
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm
Email: kurapo@unitec.ac.nz
Phone: +64 9 892 7093

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