MAORI101-22B (HAM)

Introduction to Conversational Māori for Absolute Beginners

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This is an introductory paper and students will be introduced to conversational Māori using simple everyday language but with a particular focus on pronunciation, greetings, farewells and forms of language associated with certain cultural functions, such as mihimihi / whakapapa. The paper’s overall objective is for students to develop a basic understanding and use of the Māori language. First, by developing aural confidence in listening to basic Māori language, secondly, by communicating using basic sentence structure patterns both in written and spoken form, thirdly, by developing an awareness of cultural conventions and applying this knowledge to everyday communication.
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Paper Structure

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This paper will be Wānanga pāhekoheko or Interactive workshops and will be taught on campus,Thursdays from 1.00 p.m. until 3.p.m. These wānanga will be filled with interactive and communicative activities to help consolidate your learning. These wānanga will be synchronous with Zoom for students off campus or unable to attend, the Zoom link can be found on our Moodle site, these wānanga will also be recorded and uploaded to the Moodle site. The medium of delivery in the wānanga favours a bilingual approach and the teaching methodology are based on Māori pedagogical practices and communicative language teaching methodology where possible. Resources will also be made available on the Moodle site and can be accessed through the following links; http://coursecast.its.waikato.ac.nz/CourseCast/ or http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz/. The room for the wānanga pāhekoheko is S.1.02. Please note that on the weeks of the online tests (25th Aug - week 6 & 17th Oct - week 14) and Kīngitanga day (15th Sept) there will not be any wānanga pāhekoheko / interactive workshops.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Develop a basic fluency in the pronunciation of the Māori language
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Kōrero-ā-waha / Oral test (3)
  • Develop aural confidence in listening to basic Māori language
    Linked to the following assessments:
  • Recognise and respond to greetings, farewells, and expressions of appreciation
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Whakamātautau whakarongo / Listening test (1)
    Ngā mahi whakaū / Moodle tasks (2)
  • Introduce, ask, answer and communicate about personal information
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Whakamātautau whakarongo / Listening test (1)
    Ngā mahi whakaū / Moodle tasks (2)
    Kōrero-ā-waha / Oral test (3)
  • Communicate using basic sentence structure patterns both in written and spoken form
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Whakamātautau whakarongo / Listening test (1)
    Ngā mahi whakaū / Moodle tasks (2)
    Kōrero-ā-waha / Oral test (3)
    Whakamātautau-ā tuhi / Written test (4)
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Whakamātautau whakarongo / Listening test
25 Aug 2022
1:00 PM
18
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Ngā mahi whakaū / Moodle tasks
32
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Kōrero-ā-waha / Oral test
11 Oct 2022
No set time
30
  • Other: Via Zoom
  • In Class: In Tutorial
4. Whakamātautau-ā tuhi / Written test
20 Oct 2022
1:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Recommended Readings

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Moorfield, J. C. (2001). Te Kākano. Auckland: Longman Paul Ltd.

Biggs, B. (1973). Let's Learn Maaori. A Guide to the Study of the Maaori Language. Wellington: A.H. & A.W. Reed.

Biggs, B. (1981). Complete English - Maaori Dictionary. Auckland University Press; [Wellington, N.Z.]: Oxford University Press, 1981.

Cleave, P., Mataira, K., & Pere, R. (1978). Oxford Māori Picture Dictionary. He Pukapuka Kupuāhua Māori. Wellington [N.Z.]: Oxford University Press.

Māori Language Commission. (1992). Te Matatiki. Wellington: Te Taura Whiri i te Reo.

Ngata, H. M. (1993). English - Māori Dictionary. Wellington: Learning Media Ltd.

Reed Books. (2001). The Essential Māori Dictionary. Auckland: Reed.

Williams, H. W. (1971). A Dictionary of the Māori Language. Wellington: Govt. Printer.

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Other Resources

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Online te reo Māori learning programmes can be found at:

http://www.korero.maori.nz

http://coursecast.its.waikato.ac.nz/CourseCast/Student/Default.aspx

http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz/

Podcasts, videos, and resources

http://www.tewhanake.maori.nz/ these resources can be downloaded using your IPods, MP3 players etc and these resources are free.

https://www.twoa.ac.nz/Pages/Taringa?sc_lang=en Listen to the Māori language

Kimikupu Hou – Māori word database

http:/maoridictionary.co.nz

www.nzer.org.nz/search/kimikupu.htm

English to Māori and Māori to English

www.learningmedia.co.nz/nd

Toi te Kupu/Introduction-Database written in Māori that catalogues/describes published Māori language resource material ww.toitekupu.org.nz/Eindex.html

Kia haria te reo Māori ki waho o te karaehe me kaha e koutou te/Seek ways to increase and strengthen your knowledge of te reo Māori.

Mātakitaki pouaka whakaata Māori/Watch television (Whakaata Māori, Te Karere, Marae etc.)

Whakarongo ki te reo irirangi Māori/Listen to Māori radio

Pānui pukapuka Māori/Read books written in the Māori language

Kōrerohia te reo Māori, ahakoa ki hea, ā hea rānei/Try to speak as much Māori as possible whereever you go

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Online Support

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This paper is supported by Moodle. Moodle is the eLearning platform of this university that is used to foster student interaction related to learning. This paper MAORI101-22B(HAM) can be accessed by visiting http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz/

This paper will also be supported by Zoom, Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool with a local, desktop client and a mobile app that allows users to meet online, with or without video. Zoom users can choose to record sessions, collaborate on projects, and share or annotate on one another's screens, all with one easy-to-use platform.

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Workload

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The following is a breakdown of the 150 hours recommended for this paper:

Paper HoursWeekly Hours
Wānanga pāhekoheko/Interactive workshops- 20 hoursWānanga pāhekoheko/Interactive workshops- 2 hours
Tests- 3 hours
Independent Study - 118 hoursIndependent Study- 9 hours
Tutorials 9 hoursTutorials 1 hour
Total 150 hoursTotal hours 12 hours
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Linkages to Other Papers

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If students would like to continue with their learning of te reo Māori, MAORI111, Te reo Māori: Introductory 1, is highly recommended.
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Restricted papers: REOM101

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