TREO112-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Te Reo: Te Kakano - Introductory Language 2

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020


A second level beginners’ course in Te Reo Maori for those who have completed TREO111 or who have the equivalent level of proficiency. This course focusses on acquisition of more complex sentence constructions and extends knowledge of Maori vocabulary. In particular, knowledge of verbal sentences is enhanced by a study of commands, passive sentences, negatives and future constructions. Possessive phrases and sentence structures are also studied. The course blends academic study of the language with a range of teaching techniques including language games, waiata, group activities and the introduction of an immersion learning environment. Students are also exposed to whakatauki and kiwaha including some of those from Ngai Tahu.

TREO112 is our final entry level course for those who have completed TREO111 or already have some background in Te Reo Māori.   This course is recommended for anyone who wishes to improve their basic conversational abilities with more advanced sentence construction and increased vocabulary. This paper is taught using a variety of different language games and group activities that help to enhance your learning in an immersive cultural environment.
Material like mihi, whakataukī and kīwaha enable students to learn the meaning behind important Māori speeches and written bodies of work. Many of these cultural elements are specific to Ngāi Tahu and will help to familiarise you with the protocol and traditions of the largest iwi in Te Wai Pounamu.
TREO112 will give you the confidence to introduce yourself in a formal Māori setting and teach you whakataukī which describe the powerful cultural significance of many Māori proverbs.  Your ability to communicate and understand basic Te Reo will be invaluable in any New Zealand workforce and your journey can easily continue into further Māori language studies from this point.

This course is designed to help you build confidence in Te Reo, reach into more complex sentences, and build your insight into Māori values through Whakatauki. This course will help you
• Create more complex sentences
• Expand a broader base knowledge of Māori vocabulary
• Practise pronunciation
• Write in Māori
• Understand more Whakatauki or Maori proverbs and saying
• Understand protocol

Course Goal
• Expand upon Te Reo 111 towards more advanced, yet still introductory, language
• Learn further applications of Te Reo in formal and informal introductions and conversation
• Gain confidence to have wider conversations in Te Reo
• Begin to write and translate Te Reo Māori
• Expand vocabulary
• Further understand the importance of Te Reo for Maori and New Zealand

Learning Outcomes
Students will
• Become more confident speaking basic Te Reo Māori
• Enhance their Māori vocabulary
• Understand present, past and future tense sentences
• Better understand Māori protocol and applications of Te Reo in society
• Write basic Māori sentences
• Translate basic Māori sentences
• Listen to, and comprehend, basic Maori sentences
• Be prepared for 200 level Te Reo papers

Why this Paper?
Te Reo is a sought after skill and helps students towards near unlimited pathways in New Zealand
• All government agencies
• Community roles especially in Māori and Iwi sectors
• Professional social services
• Health sector roles
• Kaupapa Māori research
• Police
• Teaching
• Journalism
• Law
• Translation
• Sales and marketing
• Media

Transferrable Skills
This course contributes to the development of the following transferable skills
• Language basics
• Pronunciation techniques
• Communication skills
• Cultural awareness
• Create tautoko


TREO111, or
18 credits in NCEA Te Reo Maori level 1, mostly excellence, or
by placement test.


MAOR106, MAOR110, MAOR112, MAOR115, MAOR125, MAOR126

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 15:00 Te Ao Marama 253 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 15:00 - 17:00 Te Ao Marama 253 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 A8 Lecture Theatre 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Teena Henderson


Antony Nihoniho

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $777.00

International fee $3,375.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Aotahi School of Maori and Indigenous Studies.

All TREO112 Occurrences

  • TREO112-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020