TREO360-20W (C) Whole Year 2020

Te Reo: Te Mahuri: Advanced Maori Language

60 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 advanced level course in Te Reo Maori for those who have completed TREO260 or who have recognised prior learning. The aim of the course is to increase the depth of knowledge and skill in delivery of the students’ Maori language so that they will have a clearer understanding of the oral and written traditions of ancient Maori society and the working language of today’s Maori world and be able to converse more effectively in Maori. Students will be encouraged to speak and write about their thoughts on a range of topics. This course continues the study of the structure of the language and extends speaking skills. The main language of instruction is the Maori language.

This course is a great choice for students who wish to develop an advanced level of fluency in Te Reo Māori. Your speaking and writing skills will enable you to communicate entirely through the use of Te Reo and you will be able to compliment those abilities with a confident understanding of Māori traditions and tikanga.

As you advance through your journey in Te Reo new avenues of knowledge become available to   you
• What can be learned through traditional stories in Te Reo that are not immediately apparent in English?
• Where can I meet people at a similar skill level to me so I can continue to advance my knowledge of Te Reo?
• What areas can I utilise my new found knowledge?
• How do specific passages in Te Reo translate, what are the alternative translations, and how do we decide?
• How do I take my understanding even further?

The themes in this course include:
• Advanced understanding of Te Reo Māori
• Advanced speaking practise
• Māori traditions in Te Reo Māori
• Tikanga in Te Reo Māori
• Immersion

Course Goal
• To advance intermediate Te Reo skills in a more immersion based environment
• Discover Māori traditions through a window of Te Reo Māori
• Participate in Māori immersion wananga stay (on Marae)

Learning Outcomes
Students will
• Speak confidently and competently in advanced Te Reo Māori
• Comprehend advanced Te Reo Māori both written and oral
• Have a greater appreciation and of oral traditions

Why this Paper?
Advanced speakers of Te Reo are in high demand. Pathways are numerous and increasing
• 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 skill
• Listening skills
• Communication skills
• Māori cultural understanding
• Language learning
• Māori World view


TREO260, or
20 credits NCEA Te Reo Rangatira Level 2, 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)
Ernest Rutherford 260 (13/7-17/8, 7/9-12/10)
Te Ao Marama 250 (17/2-16/3)
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)
Music 206 (15/7-19/8, 9/9-14/10)
Te Ao Marama 250 (19/2-18/3)
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 - (27/2-19/3, 23/4-28/5)
Ernest Rutherford 260 (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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $3,107.00

International fee $13,500.00

* 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 TREO360 Occurrences

  • TREO360-20W (C) Whole Year 2020