An introduction to Te Reo Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand

Introduction to Te Reo Maori in Aotearoa New Zealand

Introduction to Te Reo Maori in Aotearoa New Zealand


This is part 2 of a free 5-part series developed to support overseas trained teachers gain a deeper understanding and knowledge of te reo Māori, hear the correct pronunciation of words and phrases, and practice their te reo Māori. It also offers a good refresher for kaiako.

In this module:

  • The importance of te reo Māori in your daily teaching practice
  • Sounds of Māori, greetings, farewells and praise phrases
  • Useful language often used in early learning services
  • Further support to help develop your te reo Māori

Time to complete: 30 - 40 minutes

Prepared by the Ministry of Education in partnership with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand and Otago University.  Adapted for Early Childhood Kaiako by Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand.

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