Te Reo Kōnakinaki: Developing Te Reo

Ko tēnei whakaakoranga reo Māori hei mahinga mā te tauira kua tīmata kē ki te ako i te reo Māori. Ko tōna tino kaupapa, ka whakamahia te reo hei reo whakawhitiwhiti whakaaro, hei reo kōrerorero i waenganui i te tangata. This course extends listening, speaking and writing competency to enable students to express themselves in Te Reo on a wide range of topics at an introductory level. Emphasis is on spoken and written Māori as a language of communication and interaction.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.



The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).



Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.



Te Reo Māori

Course planning information

Course notes

Welcome to Te Reo @ Massey! We really want you to succeed in your studies, so when you’re thinking about enrolling in our 100-level (first year) courses please take note of our entry recommendations. If you have no prior experience with Te Reo Māori, you will need to complete 300.110 before you enrol in this course. If you have NCEA Level 3 Te Reo Māori OR equivalent experience OR you are enrolled in Massey’s Te Aho Tatairangi or Māori Visual Arts programme this is the course for you. If you consider yourself a native speaker of Te Reo Māori, please contact the course coordinator as you may be cleared to enrol in any of our advanced 200 or 300 Level (2nd and 3rd year) courses. However, if you are one of these lucky students, you won’t be able to complete Massey’s minor in Te Reo Māori

Students must complete all of the assessments.

Expected prior learning

A school Te Reo background of Year 13 NCEA Level 3 in Te Reo Maori or equivalent experience. Students who do not have the required background should successfully complete 300110 Te Reo Whakahoahoa prior to enrolling in this course.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Demonstrate the ability to listen to, understand and respond in te reo to simple interactions and content relating to themselves and familiar situations of daily life.
  • 2 Use at least 5 whakatauki (proverbs) to support ideas and specific contexts.
  • 3 Use at least 5 kiwaha (Maori colloquial expressions) in a manner relevant to specific contexts.
  • 4 Demonstrate the ability to read and write in te reo using a variety of vocabulary and sentence structures with their relative negatives.
  • 5 Explain and apply a range of te reo text types such as conversing and story-telling.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.


Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Written Assignment 1 2 3 20%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 5 20%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 5 20%
Oral/Performance/Presentation 1 2 3 4 5 40%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.