Te Reo Whakahoahoa: Socialising in Te Reo

An introduction to elementary Māori language structures, Māori terminology and the correct pronunciation of the Māori language.

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

This course is intended for students who have little or no prior experience with Te Reo Māori. If you have NCEA Level 3 Te Reo Māori OR equivalent experience, and you are intending to complete a specialization in Māori Studies, then you may be eligible to receive credit for this course under the University’s Recognition of Formal and Informal Prior Learning Regulations. If you have NCEA Level 3 Te Reo Māori OR equivalent experience and you are intending to complete a specialization in Te Reo Māori, then you should enrol in 300.111 as your first Te Reo course.

Students must complete all of the assessments.

Expected prior learning

No experience in Te Reo Maori necessary.

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 Competently pronounce Maori words.
  • 2 Use 20 colloquial te reo expressions in context.
  • 3 Use a variety of sentence structures in te reo.
  • 4 Communicate in te reo in common, everyday situations.
  • 5 Identify and reproduce a range of text types, for example, acknowledgements, stories and descriptions in te reo.

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 4 15%
Written Assignment 1 3 4 15%
Written Assignment 1 3 4 5 15%
Test 3 4 5 5%
Test 2 3 4 5 50%

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.