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Collated links to

support learning Te Reo Māori

Learning a language takes time and repetition. We want to support everyone to go as far as they want to go with Te Reo Māori, so we have started to collate some resources.

Te Taura Whiri - The Māori Language Commission - at tetaurawhiri.govt.nz are responsible for the development of new language. They should be a first port of call when looking for information on learning Te Reo Māori.

thetereomaoriclassroom.co.nz - A fabulous blog run by a passionate advocate for te reo Māori

ECE booklet.pdf - a collection of phrases that are helpful in the ECE context

Pronunciation - Te Whakahua Kupu kia tika

Te Reo Māori is a phonetic language, so your first focus should be on learning pronunciation. If the Youtube videos play too fast to be helpful, remember, you can slow them down by clicking on the cog, then changing the playback speed.

He Akoranga-ā-ipurangi - Online Course

Te Whanake by John MoorfieldTe Whanake - tewhanake.maori.nz - is based on the language learning series by John Moorfield. Very comprehensive - with everything from animations, to interactive quizzes, and a TV series. A lot of these resources can be used in the classroom easily and effectively.

Correspondence School's online introduction Te Reo Māori  course - tereo.tekura.school.nz/ata-marie/kia-ora/

cybersoul.co.nz/tauihu/exercises.html- Tauihu has interactives teaching basic sentence structures, such as "Kei te pēhea koe?", parts of the body, days of the week, and months of the year).

Apps - Ngā Taupānga

A comprehensive listing and review of Te Reo Māori apps that are available (both freeware and paid apps) - http://pensamientoslentos.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/maori-language-apps.html


Kiwa Digital's Reo Puzzle Games, all free - http://reopuzzlegames.online/ - These ones are great for children!!


Pāpapa has some very cute or 'piwari' apps

More apps and games (there is a ninja game which is a little too violent to use in class, but lots of fun and the focus is te reo Māori) - The site koroa.co.nz isn't currently live... but their apps are still available on Google Play. look them up!

Pepeha - Place-based connection

Kiwa Digital have made a Pepeha App to support the aim of the social media campaign called #1miriona, aiming for a million supporters of te reo Māori.

This song follows the tune of Calendar Girl, a fabulous way to support learning pepeha in class. Much better sung in small groups though. Waiata Whakawhanaungatanga, the getting to know each other song

Complete your pepeha online using this interactive site put together by Designworks

Videos and songs - Ngā rīpene me ngā waiata

Māori TV OnDemand
Māori TV On Demand - Over 961 language learning episodes at maoritelevision.com/tv/on-demand?category=13

You can also watch kapahaka, drama, documentaries and more in te reo Māori, which supports improvements in pronunciation, meter and fluency.

If there are specific episodes that you cannot find - try etv.org.nz - Log-in using your Auckland Uni email, then your sign-on... eTV has a huge range of programmes available =)

folksong.jpgNZ Folksong - folksong.org.nz/waiata.html. Each song is shared along with music, translation, and background on the song and author (if available).


kdec.school.nz/learning/Te%20Reo%20Singalong/index.html is a collection of songs in Māori and Sign Language with an English subtitle option

Ruth Lemon - 51 pins
- Mihimihi, building sentences, sayings, myths and more.

Nicky Mason - 88 pins
- Karakia, myths, vocabulary, printables and more.

Green Grubs Garden Club - 30 pins
- Waitangi Day focus.

Melissa Bedford - 103 pins
- Art ideas, songs, vocabulary and printables.

Beck M - 95 pins
- Marae information, symbols and their meanings, vocabulary and more.

Linda Gordon - 204 pins
- Videos, laying a hangi, making a poi, games, vocabulary and more.

Te Reo Māori ka rere: ‘Talknology’ and Māori language as a language of choice.

tandc.ac.nz/tandc/article/view/155/276
This opinion piece aims to grow awareness of a range of technological initiatives that are supporting Māori language regeneration. These initiatives (like Māori Minecraft, or Mahimaina) have been chosen because they have communities of users. This piece could be useful to educators who want to learn about the options that are available in this area, or students of Māori language for similar reasons.

Karaitiana Taiuru discussing Tikanga Māori considerations with digital apps - taiuru.maori.nz/tikanga-maori-digital-apps/