Level 3 Te Reo Māori (L3MAO)


Ko tōku nui, tōku wehi, tōku whakatiketike, tōku reo, (My language is my greatness, my inspriration, that which I hold precious). This full-year course will take you deeper into te ao Māori (the Māori world) and build on learned skills to develop your use and understanding of te reo Māori to achieve personal independence. This will involve all strands of language: Whakarongo (listening), Kōrero (speaking), Tuhituhi (writing), Mātakitaki (viewing), Whakatu (presenting), and Pānui (reading) as well as many interactive activities that are both independent and cooperative.

What will I learn?

Students will be able to take part in general conversation with speakers of te reo Māori, understand most of what is said, and contribute relevant comments. They can explain and discuss many of their own ideas and opinions and may use te reo Māori creatively. They can read a variety of authentic te reo Māori materials and write expressively for a range of purposes. Students use a range of strategies to help them learn te reo Māori effectively, and they demonstrate a high level of fluency for a learner of te reo Māori as a second language.

What should I have done already?

Level 1 and 2 Te Reo Māori

Assessment outline


Assessment regulations

Up to 28 Level 3 credits available.

40% externally assessed

60% internally assessed

Where does this course lead?

Tertiary Education including Te Whare Wānanga

An understanding of Te Reo Māori me Tikanga Māori will be advantageous in many career pathways if you plan on living in Aotearoa. Health, Social Work, Education, NZ Defence Force, Law, Business etc.

Indicative costs

For all indicative course costs please see the Course Costs Page.