Te Reo Māori
Te Reo Māori
Learning te reo Māori enables people to explore their identity as New Zealanders and to pass on their passion for this language to others.
Te reo Māori is a highly recommended study option for those who might work with Indigenous people or industries, or in education, public, or communications roles that require bicultural and multicultural competency.
- Develop your reo skills and learn about language revitalisation, bilingual/ immersion education, reo history, and contemporary language.
- Take part in wānanga reo (language immersion field trips) to local marae.
- Be a part of our whānau at Aotahi: School of Māori and Indigenous Studies with support and guidance in and out of classes.
- Complete a minor in Te Reo Māori within many bachelor’s degrees to combine language skills with your other study interests.
Te Reo Māori major
For the major in the Bachelor of Arts, complete the following courses:
If you have little or no previous background in te reo Māori, it is also strongly advised to take TREO110 Te Ngao Tū: Conversational Māori for Absolute Beginners.
- Three 200-level TREO courses
You are also encouraged to take courses in Māori and Indigenous Studies. Up to 45 points can be included in the major.
Students completing a double major in Te Reo Māori and Māori and Indigenous Studies in the Bachelor of Arts must complete a total of 270 unique points in the two course areas.
Te Reo Māori minor
For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Health Sciences, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Social and Environmental Sustainability, Bachelor of Sport Coaching, or Bachelor of Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:
Careers are opening up with the increasing role of Māori as a defining element of our national culture. Te reo Māori skills are sought after in health, media, government, tourism, social services, and many other industries.
Some career pathways could include:
- Community leadership
- Heritage and cultural organisations
- Interpreting and translation.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Te Reo Māori.
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