Te Reo Māori

Te Reo Māori



He taoka te reo
He kuru pounamu
Iti kahuraki
Māpihi maurea.

The language is a treasure
Like a greenstone pendant
That which I strive to possess
And carry with me always.

As Aotearoa seeks to become even more of a globally respected nation with solid social and political foundations, the need to revitalise and embrace te reo Māori as a living, everyday language is becoming even more important for people of all walks of life.

This discipline enables people to explore their identity as New Zealanders and to pass on their passion for this language of Aotearoa to others. Te Reo Māori is a highly recommended language option for those who might work with Māori people; indigenous industries; or in education, public, or communications roles that require bicultural and multicultural competency.

Students majoring in other subject areas such as History, Sociology, Political Science and International Relations, English, Education, Cultural Studies, Law, and Social Work often take Māori language courses to support their main field of study.

Contact us

Aotahi: School of Māori and Indigenous Studies

Phone +64 3 369 3377
Email artsdegreeadvice@canterbury.ac.nz

Te Ao Mārama building – see campus maps

Postal address
Te Rāngai Toi Tangata | College of Arts
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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