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Offered:

as in-person classes, live-streamed Zoom sessions and video recordings

• Introductory courses begin in Term 2 and carrying on throughout the year. • This course is offered as an in-person course at the EarthDiverse Centre in Hamilton, New Zealand, live-streamed via Zoom if you live elsewhere, and as video recordings of the live sessions if you cannot attend the regularly scheduled class

Date & Time:

Begins Wednesday 8 May 2024

• Our 2024 Term 2 Te Reo Māori 101 , Part 1 course meets on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm beginning on Wednesday 8 May 2024 (New Zealand time) and continues for eight consecutive weekly sessions. The last class of the Term is held on Wednesday 26 July 2024. • If you live outside of New Zealand and wish to Zoom in to our live class sessions, check the nearest local Time Zone equivalent below:

Time Zone equivalents:

for live-streaming Zoom Sessions from New Zealand. If your Time Zone doesn't suit our live-streamed class, you can also access our courses by watching the live-recorded sessions that are posted to the course webpage each week, usually within 1-2 days.

  • Honolulu, Hawai’i: begins Tue 7 May 2024, 8:30-10:30pm

  • US Pacific: begins Tue 7 May 2024, 11:30pm-1:30am

  • US Eastern: begins Wed 8 May 2024, 2:30-4:30am

  • London, UK: begins Wed 8 May 2024, 7:30-9:30am

  • Paris, France: begins Wed 8 May 2024, 8:30-10:30am

  • New Delhi, India: begins Wed 8 May 2024, 12:00-2:00pm

  • Bangkok: begins Wed 8 May 2024, 1:30-3:30pm

  • Singapore/Hong Kong: begins Wed 8 May 2024, 2:30-4:30pm

  • Tokyo: begins Wed 8 May 2024, 3:30-5:30pm

  • Sydney, Australia: begins Wed 8 May 2024, 4:30-6:30pm

Description:

Introductory Te Reo Māori, Part 1

• This is Part 1 of an three-part Introductory course taught over the course of 3 successive school Terms (take as few or as many as you’d like!) specifically designed for beginning Te Reo learners who wish to begin their Māori language journey. All of our language programmes focus on acquiring reading and conversational skills, and learning about local culture and tikanga Māori. • Our courses are designed for busy people: we do not expect you to study outside of class, nor do we assign homework (unless you’d like some!). Come and spend 16 class hours per Term (eight 2-hour weekly classes) studying Te Reo and learning about Māori culture, and have lots of fun too! • This course begins with learning basic Māori conversation, vocabulary and introductory grammar. Learning about Māori culture is most definitely a part of our study. • Subsequent Term courses continue with Introductory Māori, Part 2 and Part 3 and continue to include additional reading and comprehension practice, grammar, vocabulary, and conversation and will continue in the same time slot for the duration of the full course. Intermediate Māori will be offered in 2025.

Course curriculum

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About this course

  • Videos and PDF content of class presentations or whiteboard notes are uploaded weekly within 1-2 days after each live session.
  • Begins Wed 8 May 2024
  • NZ Time: Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm

Meet our Instructor

Te Reo Māori instructor Ariana Stewart

Kia ora! My name is Ariana, and I am a descendant of Ngāti Hauā, Raukawa and Te Arawa iwi. While I cherish both Wellington and Tokoroa as my homes, I currently call Hamilton my base. I have a diploma in Te Reo Māori and work as a tutor for the full immersion Reo Māori course (Te Tohu Paetahi) at Waikato University. Additionally, I recently completed a term teaching at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. I love creating fun and comprehensive learning experiences. I also believe that through learning Te Reo Māori, we also immerse ourselves in Te Ao Māori, the Māori world—a beautiful aspect of holistic learning. With an interactive teaching style, I foster wānanga (conversations, discussions) to cultivate a safe learning space. My passion for Te Reo Māori is continually expanding, propelling me to seek new knowledge, embrace fresh experiences, and cultivate a deeper connection with Te Ao Māori.

Location:

This is a hybrid class with both in-person sessions in our classrooms and streamed live via Zoom.

All in-person classes are held at the EarthDiverse offices and classrooms located at 401 Anglesea Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton (located just north of the Hamilton Central Bus Station) (entrance is located on the side of the building, see map). Those looking for parking for our evening classes can park just in front of the building in any of the available car parks. Daytime parking can be found in our dedicated car parks, or free 2-hour on-street daytime parking can be found just in front of Anglesea Street.
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Distance-Learning:

This course has distance-learning options for those unable to attend the live class sessions in Hamilton. Students have three options for attending our courses once they have registered:

• Attend in-person classes in our Hamilton classrooms at the regularly scheduled day and time. • Attend our live on-line classroom sessions via Zoom at the regular scheduled day and time. • Watch the live-recorded class sessions at your leisure, at a time, day and place more suited to your schedule.

Distance-Learning Options:

Live Zoom sessions and video recordings

• In addition to our in-person classes in Hamilton, our courses offer distance learning options for those unable to attend classes in-person. Live-streamed Hamilton classes are available via free Zoom software for those living outside the Waikato. Live-streaming allows you to participate fully in your own learning, ask questions of the instructor and participate fully in the same way as if you were in the physical classroom. • Those unable to attend the scheduled date and time of the actual class sessions, or those who need to miss a class or two due to previous engagements or unexpected illness, can watch any or all of the live-recorded video sessions on their computers, laptops, tablets or mobile devices and study at their own pace and in their own time. • Detailed instructions on how to access our distance learning components will be sent after completing your registration. There are no additional fees for this service. However, distance learners will need access to a desktop or laptop computer with a good quality web-camera (tablet devices and mobile phones can also access our live-streamed classes), a built-in microphone (most modern laptops have built-in microphones) or a headset with a microphone. You will also need to download and install the free Zoom software on your computer or device. Those accessing the video recordings will be able to do so with a simple web browser on any device.

Pricing options:

• All prices are in New Zealand dollars and include GST. • Unwaged includes students, seniors, retirees and unemployed. • Prices remain the same regardless of your chosen method for accessing this course.

Notes:

Those who cannot make the class meeting day and time either in-person or via live Zoom sessions may consider accessing this course through the weekly recorded video sessions. Class videos are usually posted within 1-2 days of each live class session and are available for your own personal learning on a day and time of your choosing.

• This course has no assignments, quizzes, tests or exams. • You will not need to purchase any additional course materials. • All classes encourage questions and group discussion. • If you’re attending in-person, course fees include tea/coffee/snack at each session. Help yourself! • There are no refunds for missed classes. If you miss a class, you can watch the video recording! • Guests of registered participants are welcome to attend a single session without registering. • If, however, this course is cancelled due to insufficient enrolments please note that your registration fee will either be refunded in full or you may select to receive a course credit. Your choice!

Materials:

All materials are included in the course fees. These are developed by our instructors and distributed as PDF files on the course webpage.

  • • Course materials are provided to all registered students as digital materials made available to you on the course webpage for download (accessible after registration). There is no need to purchase any additional textbooks for this course, although you may choose to do so to supplement your learning.

  • • You will only require a pen or pencil, a notebook for taking your own class notes, and a loose-leaf binder.

  • • Any notes that our instructor writes on a digital whiteboard are posted to the class webpage on your dashboard as a PDF file so that you can print these out at home and add them to your own notebook

Prerequisites:

A keen desire to study Te Reo Māori and learn Māori tikanga!

  • • There are no prerequisites for this course.

  • • This course is open to all learners aged 10 years and above.