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Te Reo Māori - Ngā ture whakatakoto (Grammar)

Looking to learn some Māori language, but needing some extra grammar and structure? Nau mai kuhu mai!


This course will focus on the structural components of common basic sentence structures and grammatical concepts in Te Reo Māori - for those who love learning systems and want to increase their understanding of the foundations of Māori language, this course is for you!

Bring paper and pens and an enthusiasm to learn! Ko taku reo taku ohooho, ko taku reo taku mapihi mauria

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the structures of English and Māori as languages.
  • Understand and apply simple grammatical concepts (e.g. personal pronouns, possessive pronouns, A/O categories and the use of determiners).
  • Identify and discuss common basic errors about Māori language that have arisen from English structures and thought.
  • Practice and use the structures for a range of Māori sentences (e.g. ko, he, ehara, N/M possession, counting sentences, locatives, and actives).

Note:  Courses need a minimum number to go ahead so if we don't have enough enrolments a few days before the start date, we have to cancel. We'll let you know by email so please check yours regularly. If you need to cancel your registration, here are our terms and conditions: "What You Need to Know".


Students should be familiar with pronunciation of Māori words (as this will not be taught), and may benefit from some prior knowledge of basic concepts and conventions of sentence structure/pronouns in Māori etc (though this is non-essential)

NOTE: This course is subsidised with funding from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and for statistical purposes, some additional information is required as part of the enrolment process.

A condition of enrolment on this course is that you will attend at least 80% of the sessions. The first time you enrol, you'll need to provide your National Student Number (NSN)

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