TECM101-23YC1 (D) Year C First Half 2023 (Distance)

Te Reo me nga Ahuatanga Maori 1

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 13 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 26 February 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 28 May 2023


This course provides current and aspiring early-childhood and primary teachers an introduction to te reo Maori me ona tikanga appropriate for use in learning contexts and educational settings.

*Please note this course is only available to initial teacher education students. To enrol in this course you need to be accepted and enrolled in one of our Initial Teacher Education programmes.

This course will introduce students to te reo Māori me ngā tikanga-a-iwi as a foundational knowledge and skill for the profession of teaching in Aotearoa New Zealand. Students will be introduced to key research and theory in 1st/2nd language acquisition & development, and related teaching approaches/methods. The course will contribute to an emerging understanding of the importance of a bilingual/bicultural learning context for learners, and how teachers can work effectively within these. Students will develop and strengthen their te reo Māori language proficiency and gather information from relevant sources, including research, to develop the initial knowledge-base and skills for teaching within tiriti based educational programmes. Students will develop and foster collaborative teaching and learning within a bicultural/tiriti based curriculum. Students will develop an understanding of the integration of a Māori perspective into their work with children, whānau and community. This course will require students to think critically about how to give effect to the provisions of te Tiriti o Waitangi as education professionals. This course is designed to develop students’ oral competency and understanding of te reo Māori and tikanga appropriate to a variety of learning contexts.

Learning Outcomes

  • On the successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Explain key theories of language acquisition, and related teaching approaches and methods that support the teaching and learning of te reo Māori in various learning contexts.
  • Identify and reflect on the use of a range of pedagogical strategies and bicultural/te reo Māori resources within an educational setting.
  • Use a range of te reo Māori words, phrases, sentences, karakia and waiata.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of te reo Māori me ngā tikanga-a-iwi applicable to a variety of learning contexts, and informal contacts with whānau and community.

Timetable Note

Early Childhood:


Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Toni Torepe


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Quizzes 60% Quiz 1: 29th March 2023 Quiz 2: 17th May 2023 Final Quiz: 31st May 2023
Critical Reflection 05 Apr 2023 40%

All procedures for submission of Assessment in te reo Māori must be adhered to as per the Assessing Work Submitted in Māori Policy.

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Moorfield, John C; Te aka : Māori-English, English-Māori dictionary and index ; New expanded ed; Pearson, 2011.

Morrison, Scotty; Māori made easy : for everyday learners of the Māori language ; Raupo, 2015.


Ellis, R., Professor.(2008). Principles of Instructed Second Language Acquisition. CAL Digest. Retrieved from http://www.cal.org/resources/digest/instructed2ndlang.html

Newton, Jlk & Yates, E. (2010). Intercultural Communicative Language Teaching: Implications for Effective Teaching and Learning. Retrieved from Ministry of Education website: http://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/curriculum/76637/part-1.

Worty, J., & Rodriguez-Galindo, A. (2006). "Mi Hija Vale Dos Personas". Latino Immigrant Parents' Perspectives About Their Children's Bilingualism. Bilingual Research Journal, 30(2). 579-601. doi: 10.1080/15235882.2006.10162891

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $821.00

International fee $3,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Teacher Education .

All TECM101 Occurrences

  • TECM101-23SU1 (D) Summer Jan 2023 start (Distance)
  • TECM101-23YC1 (D) Year C First Half 2023 (Distance)