Courses

In-house / Face to face:

Cultural Awareness Course;

  • Te reo and Tikanga:

    Beginners – Intermediate, Min 15 participants.

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.

Learn:
Pronunciation;
Mihimihi ‘greetings’, an 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 info@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, 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 of the live session you missed.

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 (8 weeks) Cost $129 excl GST

2020
Level 1 Waka launching 26 October 8-9pm! This waka is full!!
Level 1 Waka launching 27 October 12-1pm! This waka is full!!

2021
Level 1 Waka launching 02 February 2021_12-1pm! Registrations open!
Level 1 Waka launching 02 February 2021_8-9pm! Registrations open!

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.

Te Waka Tīwai: Te reo Beginners Level 2
(8 weeks) Cost $139 excl GST

2020
Level 2 Waka launching 27 October 8-9pm! Almost Full!!

2021
Level 2 Waka launching 03 February  8-9pm! Registration open!!

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).

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.

Te Waka Tētē: Te reo Intermediate Level 3
(8 weeks) Cost $149 excl GST

2020
Level 3 Waka launching 28 October 8-9pm! Limited places!!

2021
Level 3 Waka launching 04 February 8-9pm Registration open!

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 agent 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.

Te Waka Taua: Advanced te reo (coming soon)

Te Whakahua kia Tika: Pronunciation done right 3 week session Cost $59  excl GST

NEW WAKA Launching soon! click to enquire!

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.