Wana te Wanawana/Maori Language 1A

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Wana te Wanawana/Maori Language 1A

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Indigenous Languages, Maori, Pacific Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MAOR 102 preferred, or equivalent elementary knowledge

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    This course focuses upon developing a foundation of tertiary level Maori language learning and academic skills. Throughout MAOR 111 students will work to develop oral and aural confidence in te reo Maori. They will also encounter a range of Maori language literature, and will work to expand their vocabulary and develop accuracy in reading and writing in te reo Maori. Students with NCEA Level 2, Sixth Form Certificate, NCEA Level 3, University Entrance Maori or an equivalent should begin with this course. This course includes a noho marae component.

    Learning Objectives
    Students who pass this course will be able to:
    1 recognise and accurately use the 120 words and 20 idiomatic expressions
    explicitly taught in the course
    2 use their knowledge of the key sentence constructions taught in the course
    to accurately translate and create their own sentences in M?ori
    3 deliver oral presentations in M?ori, with correct basic pronunciation and
    natural intonation
    4 engage in basic everyday conversations in M?ori, and use M?ori as the
    medium for classroom interaction
    5 identify, explain and correct the common language errors explicitly taught
    in the course, and
    6 construct, format and present written academic submissions appropriately,
    according to Te Kawa a M?ui?s academic writing guidelines.

    100% internal assessment

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