TREO260-20W (C) Whole Year 2020

Te Reo: Te Pihinga - Intermediate Language

45 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 13 March 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 21 August 2020


An intermediate level course in Te Reo Maori for those who have completed TREO112 or who have recognised prior learning. This course continues the study of the structure of Te Reo Maori and extends your speaking skills through the study of a range of everyday topics. The course aims to increase the range and fluency of conversational ability to help lay the groundwork for future growth. You will also learn how to apply information about significant Ngai Tahu elders and local runanga.

E kore au e ngaro; he kākano i ruia mai i Rangiātea - I will not be lost; the seed planted in Rangiātea.
Continue your Māori language journey with TREO260, an intermediate level course for those who have completed TREO112 or who have recognised prior learning.  This course expands your everyday ability to use Te Reo Māori by studying a variety of common conversational themes. TREO260 aims to increase the fluency of your Te Reo and provide a wider range of conversational ability. The course has its own Facebook page where students routinely upload blogs and vlogs to demonstrate their mastery of the vocabularly, sentence constructions and conversational themes being studied. In the classroom the focus is on spoken activities, thus by studying TREO260 you will move beyond basic templates and learn how to hold a more fluent conversation. This level of Te Reo Māori will not only increase your speaking confidence but will also be useful in formal Māori situations on and off the marae.   TREO260 is taught in Te Mairaki, a room named after Riki Te Mairaki Ellison Taiaroa and students learn about this important Ngāi Tahu tipuna and the area he grew up.
Pathways from this course can include roles that require a slightly more advanced level of Te Reo competence. Probation officers, social workers and community outreach staff that have to engage with a large variety of different ethnic groups will benefit hugely from the skills taught in TREO260.  

Although you have the basics there are still many questions
• How do I speak on Marae, where do I start?
• What is appropriate to say and when in formal speech?
• How do I become more fluent and comfortable in everyday usage of Te Reo?
• Where can I meet people to practise speaking?

The themes in this course include
• Speaking more fluently
• Further gaining and expanding a broad base knowledge of Māori vocabulary
• Speaking in formal settings
• Understanding protocol

Course Goals
• Enjoy speaking Te Reo across greater situations
• Expand fluency of your Te Reo
• Learn the place of Te Reo in shaping Te Ao Māori particularly in the South Island

Learning Outcomes
Students will
• Have greater ability in more situations involving Te Reo
• Speak formally at appropriate level
• Understand importance of Te Reo in shaping Te Ao Maori now and in the future
• Comprehend more advanced Te Reo

Why this Paper?
pathways from this course may include roles that require greater Te Reo competence
• 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
• Analytical
• Listening
• Communication skills
• Cultural awareness
• Creating tautoko


TREO112, or
18 credits NCEA Te Reo Rangatira level 1, or
placement test.



Equivalent Courses


Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 11:00 - (23/3, 20/4, 4/5-25/5)
Te Ao Marama 253 (17/2-16/3, 13/7-17/8, 7/9-12/10)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
4 May - 31 May
13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00 - (25/3, 22/4-27/5)
Te Ao Marama 253 (19/2-18/3, 15/7-19/8, 9/9-14/10)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 - (23/4-28/5)
Te Ao Marama 253 (27/2-19/3, 23/7-20/8, 10/9-15/10)
24 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct

Course Coordinator

Grant Kururangi


Kommi Tamati-Elliffe (Aotahi: School Maori and Indigenous Studies)

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,330.00

International fee $10,125.00

* 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 TREO260 Occurrences

  • TREO260-20W (C) Whole Year 2020