Where to learn | Ngā ara ako

 

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

Provider has multiple regional locations

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa courses offer New Zealanders, with any level of ability, an entry point to learn te reo Māori and deepen your understanding of our indigenous culture. Whether your goal is to pronounce Māori words correctly, to introduce yourself in te reo Māori with confidence, or do karanga or whaikōrero on the marae, TWOA has you covered.

 

Introductory

Papa Reo
Level 1 - Online - 12 months - FREE

Te Ara Reo Māori (He Pī Ka Pao)
Level 2 - Night classes + noho - 38 weeks - FREE

 

Intermediate

Te Ara Reo Māori (He Pī Ka Rere)
Level 4 - Night classes + noho - 40 weeks - FREE

Te Pūtaketanga o te Reo
Full Immersion
Level 4 - Face to face or noho delivery - 40 weeks - FREE

Te Rōnakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi
Intermediate Full Immersion
Level 5 - Face to face or noho delivery - 40 weeks - FREE

 

Advanced

Diploma in Te Aupikitanga ki te Reo Kairangi
Advanced Full Immersion
Level 6 - Night classes + noho - 40 weeks - FREE


Diploma in Te Pīnakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi
Intermediate Full Immersion
Level 7 - Night classes + noho - 40 weeks - FREE


 

Te Wānanga o Raukawa

Ōtaki (main campus), Manukau, Te Tairāwhiti. Provider offers online learning.

Have you always dreamed of getting a degree or completing your masters but can’t because of family commitments or a full time job? Te Wānanga o Raukawa is the place for you. Using a blended learning model, you will have access to course resources and tutors online, so studying from home or work is achievable and well supported in between noho deliveries.

 

Introductory

Poupou Huia Te Reo
Level 4 - 20 weeks - Online - FREE

Poupou Huia Te Reo - Te Hōkairangi
Level 5 - 20 weeks - Online - FREE

Heke Reo Māori (Diploma in Te Reo Māori)
Full Immersion
Level 5 - 1 year - Daily classes, residential seminars and self directed learning - Fees apply

 

Intermediate

Poutuarongo Reo Māori (Bachelor of Te Reo Māori)
Level 7 - 3 years - Daily classes, residential seminars and self directed learning - Fees apply 

 

Advanced

Poutāhū Reo Māori (Postgraduate Diploma in Te Reo Māori)
Full Immersion
Level 8 - 1 year - Blended learning (online learning, self-directed learning, and noho) - Fees apply


Tāhuhu Reo Māori (Master of Te Reo Māori)
Full Immersion
Level 9 - 2 years - Blended learning (noho, wānanga, online learning and self-directed learning) - Fees apply

 

 

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Whakatāne, Tāmaki Makaurau, Te Tai Tokerau, available nationally based on demand

 

Introductory

Te Pōkaitahi Reo Level 1
Level 1 - 20 weeks - Blended learning (noho, wānanga, online learning and self-directed learning) - FREE

Te Pōkaitahi Reo Level 2
Level 2 - 20 weeks - Blended learning (noho, wānanga, online learning and self-directed learning) - FREE

 

Intermediate

Te Pōkaitahi Reo Level 3
Level 3 - 20 weeks - Blended learning (noho, wānanga, online learning and self-directed learning) - FREE


Te Pōkaitahi Reo Level 4
Level 4 - 20 weeks - Blended learning (noho, wānanga, online learning and self-directed learning) - FREE

 

Advanced

Te Pōkaitahi Reo Level 5
Full Immersion
Level 5 - 20 weeks - Blended learning (noho, wānanga, online learning and self-directed learning) - FREE


Te Pōkaitahi Reo Level 6
Full Immersion
Level 6 - 20 weeks - Blended learning (noho, wānanga, online learning and self-directed learning) - FREE

 

Te Ataarangi

Provider has multiple regional locations

Community-based classes are informal and run in various locations throughout the country. The focus is on speaking Māori in a supportive environment. Everyone learns together at the same pace. Fees may apply. Click here for more info.

 

Te Wānanga Takiura o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa

Tāmaki Makaurau

 

Introductory

Rumaki Reo Programme
Level 5 - 1 year - On-site learning

This is a full time one year course that is fully immersed in te reo Māori, tikanga Māori and matauranga Māori. Following a thorough and successful completion of the programme you will be competent in understanding and speaking te reo Māori. 

 


Massey University

Online

 

Introductory

Toro Mai
Online - FREE

Toro Mai offers two introductory online courses in Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori. These are taught via an immersive multi-media online platform with interactive activities. They are approximately 10 hours each and can be studied at your own pace. These courses are not accredited - there are no costs involved, no assignments and no exams. 

 

The University of Waikato

Hamilton, Tauranga

 

Introductory

Te Tohu Paetahi
Full Immersion - Daily classes 9am-3am - Fees apply

The first intensive te reo Māori immersion programme of its kind, Te Tohu Paetahi has paved the way for the revitalisation of te reo Māori for more than 25 years. Offered in both Hamilton and Tauranga, you can gain a Diploma in Te Tohu Paetahi or credit the programme towards your first year in a Bachelor of Arts.

 

University papers

Most universities in Aoteroa offer te reo Māori papers. Check out your local to see if you can enrol: 

 

Whitireia New Zealand

Porirua. Provider offers online learning.

Whitireia offers options to learn te reo Māori from beginner level, with the self-directed Te Hiringa o Te Reo, an introductory certificate in full-time and night class options, or the full-time National Diploma in Reo Māori (Level 5).

 

Introductory

Te Hiringa o Te Reo
Online - Self paced - Distance learning - FREE

Certificate in Te Reo Māori (Level 1)
Level 1 - 35 weeks - Night classes - FREE

Certificate in Te Reo Māori (Level 2)
Level 2 - 35 weeks - Night classes - FREE

 

Intermediate

Certificate in Te Reo Māori (Level 3)
Level 3 - 18 weeks - Porirua - FREE

Certificate in Te Reo Māori (Level 4)
Level 4 - 18 weeks - Porirua - FREE

  

 

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Rotorua, Taupō, Tauranga, Whakatāne, Tokoroa. Provider offers online options.

A range of courses available to help you go from beginner, to being able to hold conversations in te reo and all of them are fees-free. If you're new to te reo Māori our Level 2 Certificate in Te Reo Māori is a great place to start.

Classes are offered in the evenings and weekends, depending on your study location.

 

Introductory

Certificate in Te Reo (Level 2)
Level 2 - Online or partly online - FREE

 

Intermediate

Certificate in Te Reo (Level 3)
Level 3 - Online or partly online - FREE

Certificate in Te Reo (Level 4)
Level 4 - Online or partly online - Fees apply

 

 

Unitec Institute of Technology

Mt Albert, Waitākere

 

Beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes available in four levels

Night classes - FREE

These free night classes provide an introduction to te reo Māori from beginner level to full immersion. All courses are free for domestic students.

Click here for more info.

 

 

Eastern Institute of Technology

Hawke's Bay, Tairāwhiti

 

Introductory

Te Pōkaitahi Reo Māori (Kaupae 2)
Level 2 - 19 weeks - Daily classes or night classes + noho - FREE

 

Intermediate

Te Pōkaitahi Reo Māori (Kaupae 3)
Level 3 - 19 weeks - Daily classes or night classes + noho - FREE

Te Tohu Tauihu (Kaupae 4)
Level 4 - 1 year - Daily classes or night classes + noho - FREE

Te Pōkairua Reo (Kaupae 5)
Level 5 - 1 year - Daily classes or night classes + noho - Fees apply 

 

 

UCOL - Universal College of Learning

Palmerston North, Whanganui, Wairarapa, Marton

 

Introductory

Te Reo Māori for Beginners
10 weeks - FREE

 

Intermediate 

Te Reo Māori Intermediate
10 weeks - FREE

Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Te Kaupae 4)
Level 4 - 1 year - Night classes and noho - FREE

 

Advanced

Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Te Kaupae 5)
Level 5 - 1 year - Night classes and noho - FREE

 

 

NorthTec

Kaikohe, Kaitaia, Kerikeri, Whangārei

NorthTec's Te Reo programmes will teach you the Maori language, marae protocol, customs and values. Affordable courses across Northland

 

Introductory

Ko te Hā o te Reo (Introductory Māori)
6 months - FREE

NZ Certificate in Te Reo Māori (Level 2)
Level 2 - 1 semester - Face to face and online - FREE

 

Intermediate

NZ Certificate in Te Reo Māori (Level 3)
Level 3 - 1 semester - Face to face and online - Fees apply

Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Te Kaupae 4)
Level 4 - 1 semester - Whangarei only - Fees apply

 

Advanced

Te Tohu Hiwi (Kaupae 5)
Level 5 - 1 semester - Whangarei only - Fees apply

For ākonga who have an understanding of Te Reo me Ngā Tikanga o Ngāpuhi-Nui-Tonu, this advanced programme will give you the skills to speak confidently in formal and informal situations. You’ll also learn to analyse and research within a framework of Te Reo and Tikanga.

 

 

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Christchurch

 

Introductory

Everyday Te Reo
A friendly introduction into Te Reo Māori pronunciation, greetings and farewells.
Level 1 - Workshop - Fees apply

Available in Christchurch, Timaru and Ashburton, and at your place of business by arrangement

Beginners Te Reo Māori (Te Kaupae 2)
Level 2 - 19 weeks - Classroom - FREE

Elementary Te Reo Māori (Te Kaupae 3)
Level 3 - 19 weeks - Classroom - Fees apply

 

Intermediate

Advanced-Elementary Te Reo Māori (Te Kaupae 4)
Level 4 - 19 weeks - Classroom - Fees apply

Intermediate Te Reo Māori (Te Kaupae 5)
Level 5 - 19 weeks - Blended learning - Fees apply

Upper Intermediate Te Reo Māori (Te Kaupae 6)
Level 6 - 19 weeks - Blended learning - Fees apply

 

 

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson, Marlborough, Off Campus locations available

 

Introductory

Te Reo Māori me ngā tikanga o Te Tauihu
Level 1 - Short course - FREE

Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Kaupae 1)
Level 1 - 19 weeks - Daily classes or evenings + noho - FREE

Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Kaupae 2)
Level 2 - 19 weeks - Daily classes or evenings + noho - FREE

 

Intermediate

Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Kaupae 3)
Level 3 - 19 weeks - Evening classes or noho - Fees apply

Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Kaupae 4)
Level 4 - 19 weeks - Evening classes or noho - Fees apply

 

Advanced

Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Kaupae 5)
Level 5 - 1 year - Blended learning - Fees apply
 

 

 

Southern Institute of Technology

Invercargill, Gore, Queenstown

For over 14 years the Southern Institute of Technology and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa have had a Strategic Partnership Arrangement to offer Te Reo Māori programmes to students under SIT's Zero Fees Scheme. 

 

Introductory

He Pī Ka Pao (Level 1)
Level 1 - 20 weeks - Night classes on campus - FREE

He Pī Ka Pao (Level 2)
Level 2 - 20 weeks - Night classes on campus - FREE

 

Intermediate 

He Pī Ka Rere (Level 3)
Level 3 - 20 weeks - Night classes on campus - FREE

He Pī Ka Rere (Level 4)
Level 4 - 20 weeks - Night classes on campus - FREE

 

Advanced

Te Hapūtanga o te Reo (Te Rōnakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi)
Level 5 - 1 year - Night classes on campus in Invercargill - FREE

 

 

Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki

Hawera, New Plymouth

 

Introductory

Certificate in Te Reo Māori (Level 1)
Level 1 - 1 year part time - Weekly classes - FREE

Certificate in Te Reo Māori (Level 2)
Level 2 - 1 year part time - Weekly classes - FREE

 

 

Others

Most polytechs in Aoteroa offer te reo Māori modules. If your local is not listed, contact them to find out what te reo Māori courses they offer.

 

Online

 

Introductory

Poupou Huia Te Reo - Te Wānanga o Raukawa
Level 4 - 20 weeks - Online - FREE

Papa Reo - Te Wānanga o Aotearoa
Level 1 - 12 months - Online - FREE

Toro Mai - Massey University
Online - Self paced - FREE

Te Hiringa o Te Reo
Online - Self paced - Distance learning - FREE

CORE Education
5 weeks - Online - Fees apply

 

 

Tāmaki Makaurau

Introductory

Mangere East Community Centre
Night classes - Fees apply

Rutherford College
Night classes - Fees apply

Te Herenga Waka o Orewa
Full immersion - Fees apply

 

Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara

Introductory

Community Education Centre
8 weeks - Night classes - Locations vary - Fees apply


 

Wairarapa

 

Introductory

Wairarapa REAP

 

 

Te Waipounamu

Introductory

Hagley College Christchurch After 3 Te Reo Māori
Night classes - Fees apply

Risingholme Community Centre
Night classes - Fees apply

 

 

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