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Here at Te Awa Māori, we are passionate, experienced and caring providers of personal and professional education in Te reo, Tikanga and Te Tiriti o Waitingi.

Manaakitanga ‘respect and care’ is at the forefront of our services.

Te Awa is the name of our whānau on our mother’s side. Te Awa means ‘the river’ – this metaphor is used in our resources. Our students launch their waka onto the awa to take an intrepid learning journey with us. From beginners through to intermediate, our services provide the manaakitanga and experience required to help our students reach their learning destination.

Most importantly we aim to bring the fun back into learning!

What We Do

In-house professional development focusing on:

Te reo and Tikanga: Beginners – Intermediate
Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An introduction

Courses are customised to suit your team

Online te reo courses specialising in:

Pronunciation
Vocabulary fundamentals
Beginners te reo
Intermediate te reo
Advanced te reo (coming soon)

For more information contact info@teawamaori.com.

About Us

Te Awa Māori have been teaching te reo online since 2009 and have also been the Department of Internal Affairs preferred provider for Māori Professional Development since 2015.

We have also provided services to:

Victoria University of Wellington
New Zealand Institute of Building
Office of Treaty Settlements
Police NZ Headquarters
Crown Law
Ora Toa
Iwi groups, Schools and Government Agencies in Wellington and Auckland

Our online programme has been running since 2009 and we have taught students from all around the world, including London, France, Japan, Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand.

Along with 1000minds we co-own and operate Te Kupu o te Rā, which is a free Māori language resource.

We also provide translation services and only use translators who are recognised by the National Translators’ and Interpreters’ Register at Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori.

For more information please email info@teawamaori.com

 

Courses

In-house:

Te reo and Tikanga:
Beginners – Intermediate

Be prepared to take a journey that will open your eyes, awaken your wairua ‘spirit’ and connect your manawa ‘heart and soul’ to the whenua ‘land’ and its people.

Pronunciation; Mihimihi ‘greetings’: introduction of oneself in te reo and how to greet others both formally and informally; whakapapa ‘the importance of connection through relationships’; tikanga ‘customary principles’ that underpin culture and relationships; kawa ‘how things are done’ and Māori legend and tradition (why things are done) in te ao Māori ‘the Māori world’.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi:

An introduction to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. 

Learn about the significance of He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tirene: the Declaration of Independence of the United Tribes of New Zealand and the circumstances that led to the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We look at the aftermath and what it means to us today.

To book your sessions email admin@teawamaori.com

Online:

Hā o te Rā: The daily breath of te reo
Beginners-Intermediate

Whakarewaina tōu waka ‘Launch your waka’ and reach your language learning destination. Te Waka Tīwai  Beginners and Te Waka Tētē Intermediate, have been fashioned as a vehicle to transport you; the hoe ‘paddles’ give you autonomy to head in your own personal direction.  We equip you with interactive resources and techniques so that you are on a continual language learning journey.

Style: Facilitated via live video conferencing sessions; videos; online whānau support groups; assessments and personal accountability sessions to keep you on track.

Objectives: Vocabulary learning (relevant to you); sentence building; listening comprehension; written communication and most importantly, loads of conversational practise. Karakia and waiata are included in the course learning objectives.

Can’t make the live sessions? No problem. We will provide you with recordings and you can jump on the weekly live office hour for more support.

Get your whānau together and learn as a whānau. We know whānau come in all sorts of forms: family, friends, colleagues, teams etc. We can group your whānau together in the support sessions, just let us know!

Te Waka Tīwai: Te reo Absolute Beginners Level 1
(10 weeks) Cost $99 excl gst

Starting Wed, Oct 10, 2018 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM NZDT –  CLASS FULL

Learn how to: introduce yourself and others; describe people and things; use words referring to people (pronouns); count and tell time; tell people where things are located and who has them; say what you’re doing and where you’re going;  say who owns something/will own something; use the ‘a’ and ‘o’ category correctly; negate these sentence structures!

Learn and apply words best suited to your own personal everyday language environment eg. home / marae / school / specific work environments (healthcare / hospitality / government agencies/ tertiary institutions etc).

Start learning your vocabulary for this course now! Go to Te Awa Māori’s Quizlet link to get started.

Click here to register your interest for future courses

Te Waka Tīwai: Te reo Beginners Level 2
(10 weeks) Cost $99 excl gst

Learn how to: extend on the sentences from Level 1; talk about possession/ownership; use time phrases; give commands; say who owns/will own something; express likes and dislikes; use relevant idiomatic expressions.

Learn and apply words best suited to your own personal everyday language environment eg. home / marae / school / specific work environments (healthcare / hospitality / government agencies/ tertiary institutions etc).

Click here to register your interest for future courses

Te Waka Tētē: Te reo Intermediate Level 3
(10 weeks) Cost $99 excl gst

Learn how to: use the markers ‘i’ and ‘ki’ properly in verbal sentences; say ‘something was/is/will be done by someone/something’ aka passives; make comparisons between people/things; emphasise who did or will do something aka actor emphatics; express the state of something aka statives (using words like ‘mutu’, ‘oti’, ‘pau’, etc).

Learn and apply words best suited to your own personal everyday language environment eg. home / marae / school / specific work environments (healthcare / hospitality / government agencies/ tertiary institutions etc)

Once you’ve registered for this course, we’ll send you links to some of our awesome online resources so you can study before you get started.

Click here to register your interest for future courses

Te Waka Taua: Advanced te reo (coming soon)

Te Whakahua kia Tika: Pronunciation done right
1hr 15min session

Cost $20 excl gst

Are you a little bit whakamā ‘shy’ when it comes to pronouncing words and names in te reo Māori? This session covers the most difficult parts of pronunciation in te reo and offers loads of techniques and resources to lift your confidence and build your fluency. A final assessment ensures you receive personalised feedback and will literally have you saying Tetaumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupōkaiwhenuakitanatahu with ease.

For more information email info@teawamaori.com or register now via link in course name above.

Click here to register your interest for future courses