Beginners Te Reo Maori

This eight-week course for absolute beginners will start you on the journey to learn Māori tikanga (culture) and introductory Te Reo Māori (Māori language) at a steady, comfortable pace. 
You will learn pronunciation, useful vocabulary to use in your home, at work, everyday life and gain an understanding of the Māori world view through the learning medium of Te Reo Māori.

Ko taku reo taku Ohooho, ko taku reo taku mapihi mauria.
My language is my awakening, my language is the window to my soul.


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Whakahua kupu; Pronunciation of kupu Māori (Māori words and names)
  • Mihi; express greetings and farewells for friends and family
  • Whakawhanaunga; introduce yourself and your family
  • Te Reo; integrate useful vocabulary and saying into your everyday life
  • Tikanga; learn karakia (blessings), waiata (songs), whakatauki (proverbs) and Māori customs