Te Hoe - Introductory beginners

Maori studies 1

This course is a 10-hour introductory Māori language course for students with no knowledge of Te Reo Māori or Tikanga Māori, where you'll acquire very basic skills in pronunciation and introductory phrases.

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Please note: You may be charged a portion of the Compulsory Student Services Fee that supports our services available to students. For full information on the Compulsory Student Services Fee, visit fees and finance.

How to apply

To apply for one of our short courses, fill in a paper copy of our application form, available here, then either drop it in to your nearest campus or mail it to us at Enrolment Centre, Ara Institute of Canterbury, PO Box 540, Christchurch Mail Centre.

Learning outcomes

  • Pronounce Te Reo Māori with some confidence
  • Participate in karakia, himene and waiata
  • Understand basic tikanga Māori
  • Understand and produce basic greetings, farewells and numbers
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Te Kākano - Pre-intermediate

Te Kakano is a flexible, fast-paced beginner-level Māori language course focused on enabling you to use Te Reo Māori at home or in the workplace.

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Te Pihinga - Intermediate

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Upcoming Dates

Saturday 09 June -
Saturday 16 June

Saturday, 9am-3pm

Oamaru Campus
Wednesday 25 July -
Wednesday 22 August

Wednesday, 6pm-8pm

Oamaru Campus
Saturday 11 August -
Saturday 18 August

Saturday, 9am-3pm

Christchurch City Campus
Wednesday 15 August -
Wednesday 12 September

Wednesday, 3pm-5pm

Christchurch City Campus
Wednesday 29 August -
Wednesday 26 September

Wednesday, 6pm-8pm

Timaru Campus
Saturday 06 October -
Saturday 13 October

Saturday, 9am-3pm

Christchurch City Campus
Monday 29 October -
Monday 26 November

Monday, 6pm-8pm

Timaru Campus