Te Papa Whakatipu - Elementary

Nigel Maguigan

On completion of this course students will be able to understand and respond to spoken Māori in a familiar environment.

Students will be able to read and understand written texts on various topics and to understand aspects of Tikanga Māori/customs, recite their mihi/personal introduction or greeting, while also learning some whakataukī/proverbs and kīwaha/idioms.

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Please note: You may be charged a portion of the Compulsory Student Services Fee that supports our services available to students. For full information on the Compulsory Student Services Fee, visit fees and finance.

How to apply

To apply for one of our short courses, fill in a paper copy of our application form, available here, then either drop it in to your nearest campus or mail it to us at Enrolment Centre, Tamesa Institute of Canterbury, PO Box 540, Christchurch Mail Centre.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand and respond to spoken Māori in predictable contexts.
  • Read and understand written texts on a predictable topic.
  • Write a brief narrative or descriptive passage.
  • Understand aspects of Tikanga Māori.
  • Recite mihi, whakataukī, kīwaha.
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