Te Arumanga/ Elementary Maori Languages

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Te Arumanga/ Elementary Maori Languages

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Indigenous Languages, Maori

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MAOR 101 or passed NCEA Level 2 Maori or equivalent to allow for sufficient Maori language training

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course is designed for students with some basic Maori language experience, and extends upon the foundations laid in MAOR 101. In MAOR 102, students work to improve their oral and written Maori language competence, reaching a level approximately equivalent to NCEA Level 3. Students are introduced to new vocabulary and extend their knowledge of the structures of te reo Maori, and begin to engage in basic conversations on everyday topics. This course includes a noho marae component.

    Learning Objectives
    Students who pass this course will be able to:
    1 pronounce te reo M?ori accurately and confidently
    2 use their knowledge of a key set of basic structures in te reo M?ori covered in the course to accurately translate short passages, to create new sentences, and to recognise and correct errors in their own and other language examples
    3 recognise, understand and appropriately use a minimum of 200 new words in both oral and written forms, as presented in this course
    4 recognise, understand and appropriately use a minimum of 30 idiomatic phrases in both oral and written forms, as presented in this course, and

    100% internal assessment.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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