Te Reo Whakahoahoa #6

Yesterday marked the end of both the formal learning classes and the tutorials for Te Reo Whakahoahoa. It was also the day I had scheduled for my oral assessment.  Here’s what we had to do: Listen to 5 pātai from the assessor and give an appropriate response Ask our assessor 5 pātai and listen for…

Te Reo Whakahoahoa #5

A recount in te reo Māori forms part of what I have to do for my assignments, as well as the upcoming exam. Me parakitihi au 🙂 I te wā whakatā, ka ako au i a Tāne ki te tunu, ā, ka ako ia i a au ki te whakatangi i te kīta. Ka whakaako…

Te Reo Whakahoahoa #3

What I enjoy about our te reo Māori lectures is the style of learning used.  Our ‘classroom’ isn’t the typical lecture theatre you might expect.  It is a large room, with chairs in a semi-circle (no desks), lots of open space, a whiteboard at one end, and a guitar nearby.  Our lecturer will use the…

Te Reo Whakahoahoa #2

He taonga te reo The language is a treasure My second lecture learning te reo Māori as a student was as much fun as the first.  We started again with a waiata (Ahakamana) and karakia, then met our Kaiāwhina for the weekly tutorials.  Our class today centred on a recap of Tuesday’s lecture and following…