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Aotearoa New Zealand and Pasifika Languages

Welcome to our selection of indigenous NZ languages at a variety of levels. The emphasis is on developing communicative competence and confidence, with the focus at introductory level on listening, speaking, signing (for NZSL) and the cultural environment.  Understanding of structures underpinning the spoken/signed language is developed at higher levels.

At all levels you’ll participate in pair and group conversations to practise the language.  Some homework may be suggested but will not be compulsory, although study between sessions is strongly recommended.

Learners whose progress is satisfactory may advance through each level.  Tutors may advise those who have not yet met the stated course outcomes to repeat the course.

Which level is for you?
If you’re not sure of your level, please contact the CEC office on 04 385 8919.

Introductory 1 or NZSL1A - for beginners who have no prior knowledge of the language.

Introductory 2 or NZSL1B - for those who have completed Introductory 1 recently or have equivalent knowledge.

Introductory 3 or NZSL1C  - for those who have completed Introductory 2 or equivalent, this level assumes confidence in using basic spoken language.

Introductory 4 or NZSL1D - for those who have completed Introductory 3 or equivalent.

NZ Sign Language

NZ Sign Language - Introductory 1B

8 weeks

From $99.00 incl. GST

For those who have completed NZ Sign Language - Introductory 1A or have equivalent knowledge. [Discounted fee of $99 for NZ citizens and residents - evidence of eligibility required].

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NZ Sign Language - Introductory 1A

8 weeks

From $99.00 incl. GST

For beginners who have no prior knowledge of NZ Sign Language. [Discounted fee of $99 for NZ citizens and residents - evidence of eligibility required].

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How to Learn A Language

½ day

$65.00 incl. GST

Ideal for anyone about to start or currently learning a new language, this short workshop will introduce you to five key ingredients for successful language learning and boost your confidence as a language learner.

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NZ Sign Language - Introductory 1A

8 weeks

From $99.00 incl. GST

For beginners who have no prior knowledge of NZ Sign Language. [Discounted fee of $99 for NZ citizens and residents - evidence of eligibility required].

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NZ Sign Language - Introductory 1B

8 weeks

From $99.00 incl. GST

For those who have completed NZ Sign Language - Introductory 1A or have equivalent knowledge. [Discounted fee of $99 for NZ citizens and residents - evidence of eligibility required].

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Samoan - Introductory 1

8 weeks

From $99.00 incl. GST

For beginners who have no prior knowledge of Samoan. Course fees: If you are a NZ citizen or hold a NZ Resident/Permanent Resident Visa the course fee is $99 (evidence of eligibility required). If you are here on a Work Visa/Working Holiday Visa the course fee is $179.

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Samoan - Introductory 2

8 weeks

From $99.00 incl. GST

For those who have completed Samoan - Introductory 1 recently or have equivalent knowledge. [ Course fees: If you are a NZ citizen or hold a NZ Resident/Permanent Resident Visa the course fee is $99 (evidence of eligibility required). If you are here on a Work Visa/Working Holiday Visa the course fee is $179.

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Ngā ture whakatakoto (The foundational rules of Māori Language & Grammar)

4 weeks

$99.00 incl. GST

Looking to learn some Māori language, but needing some extra grammar and structure? Nau mai kuhu mai! Course fees: If you are a NZ citizen or hold a NZ Resident/Permanent Resident Visa the course fee is $69 (evidence of eligibility required). If you are here on a Work Visa/Working Holiday Visa the course fee is $99.

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Te Reo Māori - Introductory 1

8 weeks

From $89.00 incl. GST

This 8 week course is for beginners who have no prior knowledge of te reo Māori or Māori culture. Course fees: If you are a NZ citizen or hold a NZ Resident/Permanent Resident Visa the course fee is $89 (evidence of eligibility required). If you are here on a Work Visa/Working Holiday Visa the course fee is $179. CLICK ON "SHOW ME MORE DATES" FOR LATER OPTIONS! If courses are full, please add your name to the waiting list as we may be able to set up additional courses if we have sufficient interest.

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Te Reo Māori - Introductory 1 (held in Karori)

8 weeks

From $89.00 incl. GST

Course held at the Karori Community Centre, 7 Beauchamp Street, Karori. For beginners who have no prior knowledge of te reo Māori or Māori culture. Course fees: If you are a NZ citizen or hold a NZ Resident/Permanent Resident Visa the course fee is $89 (evidence of eligibility required). If you are here on a Work Visa/Working Holiday Visa the course fee is $179.

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Te Reo Māori - Introductory 2

8 weeks

From $89.00 incl. GST

For those who have completed Te Reo Māori - Introductory 1 recently or have equivalent knowledge. [Please see the Te Reo Māori - Introductory 1 course description for an indication of what is covered]. Course fees: If you are a NZ citizen or hold a NZ Resident/Permanent Resident Visa the course fee is $89 (evidence of eligibility required). If you are here on a Work Visa/Working Holiday Visa the course fee is $179.

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Te Reo Māori - Introductory 2 (held in Karori)

8 weeks

From $89.00 incl. GST

Course held at the Karori Community Centre, 7 Beauchamp Street, Karori. For those who have completed Te Reo Māori - Introductory 1 recently or have equivalent knowledge. [Please see the Te Reo Māori - Introductory 1 course description for an indication of what is covered]. Course fees: If you are a NZ citizen or hold a NZ Resident/Permanent Resident Visa the course fee is $89 (evidence of eligibility required). If you are here on a Work Visa/Working Holiday Visa the course fee is $179.

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Te Reo Māori - Introductory 3

8 weeks

From $89.00 incl. GST

For those who have completed te reo Māori - Introductory 2 recently or have equivalent knowledge. Course fees: If you are a NZ citizen or hold a NZ Resident/Permanent Resident Visa the course fee is $89 (evidence of eligibility required). If you are here on a Work Visa/Working Holiday Visa the course fee is $179.

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Te Reo Māori - Introductory 4

8 weeks

From $89.00 incl. GST

For those who have completed Te Reo Māori - Introductory 3 or have equivalent knowledge. Course fees: If you are a NZ citizen or hold a NZ Resident/Permanent Resident Visa the course fee is $89 (evidence of eligibility required). If you are here on a Work Visa/Working Holiday Visa the course fee is $179.

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Te Reo Māori - Intensive Wānanga

2 days

From $95.00 incl. GST

An opportunity for beginners, or those with a little te reo, to take part in an intensive language and cultural experience over two consecutive Saturdays. Course fees: If you are a NZ citizen or hold a NZ Resident/Permanent Resident Visa the course fee is $95 (evidence of eligibility required). If you are here on a Work Visa/Working Holiday Visa the course fee is $170.

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Te Reo Maori

Te Reo Māori - Introductory 4

8 weeks

From $89.00 incl. GST

For those who have completed Te Reo Māori - Introductory 3 or have equivalent knowledge. Course fees: If you are a NZ citizen or hold a NZ Resident/Permanent Resident Visa the course fee is $89 (evidence of eligibility required). If you are here on a Work Visa/Working Holiday Visa the course fee is $179.

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Ngā ture whakatakoto (The foundational rules of Māori Language & Grammar)

4 weeks

$99.00 incl. GST

Looking to learn some Māori language, but needing some extra grammar and structure? Nau mai kuhu mai! Course fees: If you are a NZ citizen or hold a NZ Resident/Permanent Resident Visa the course fee is $69 (evidence of eligibility required). If you are here on a Work Visa/Working Holiday Visa the course fee is $99.

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Te Reo Māori - Introductory 1 (held in Karori)

8 weeks

From $89.00 incl. GST

Course held at the Karori Community Centre, 7 Beauchamp Street, Karori. For beginners who have no prior knowledge of te reo Māori or Māori culture. Course fees: If you are a NZ citizen or hold a NZ Resident/Permanent Resident Visa the course fee is $89 (evidence of eligibility required). If you are here on a Work Visa/Working Holiday Visa the course fee is $179.

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Te Reo Māori - Introductory 2 (held in Karori)

8 weeks

From $89.00 incl. GST

Course held at the Karori Community Centre, 7 Beauchamp Street, Karori. For those who have completed Te Reo Māori - Introductory 1 recently or have equivalent knowledge. [Please see the Te Reo Māori - Introductory 1 course description for an indication of what is covered]. Course fees: If you are a NZ citizen or hold a NZ Resident/Permanent Resident Visa the course fee is $89 (evidence of eligibility required). If you are here on a Work Visa/Working Holiday Visa the course fee is $179.

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Te Reo Māori - Introductory 1

8 weeks

From $89.00 incl. GST

This 8 week course is for beginners who have no prior knowledge of te reo Māori or Māori culture. Course fees: If you are a NZ citizen or hold a NZ Resident/Permanent Resident Visa the course fee is $89 (evidence of eligibility required). If you are here on a Work Visa/Working Holiday Visa the course fee is $179. CLICK ON "SHOW ME MORE DATES" FOR LATER OPTIONS! If courses are full, please add your name to the waiting list as we may be able to set up additional courses if we have sufficient interest.

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