Kaupapa (Course info)

Upcoming events in Ōtautahi Christchurch for 2016 Māori Language Week:

Kōrero – Wednesday July 6 2016, Chch Art Gallery, 6pm
Regan Stokes will give a talk detailing a brief history of te reo Māori, the unique aspects of the language and its value to Aotearoa. The webpage for the event is here. It should finish around 7pm.

Akoranga – Thursday July 7 2016, Hagley College, 7 – 9pm
Regan will also be teaching a free one-off “Introduction to te reo Māori” lesson – there are 30 places available, so if you are interested just email stokes.regan@gmail.com and let him know how many people you will be bringing so he can keep track of numbers. You’ll just need to bring a pen – an email with a map and further details will be emailed to those attending on Tuesday.

Course booklets are available at Course Content page for free download and self-study

2016 reo Māori courses:
Hagley College has two Māori courses as part of its adult education After 3 program – courses are $40 for the whole year and run one night a week (7 – 9pm) from February to November. These are the two Māori courses for 2016:

After 3 Te Reo Māori Beginners
– Wednesday nights, Wharenui (Hagley College), 6 – 9pm
– Teacher: Lizzie Cook
– No prior experience needed
– Course is currently full

After 3 Te Reo Māori Post-Beginners
– Monday nights, Wharenui (Hagley College), 6 – 9pm
– Taught by Regan Stokes and Joshua Toki
– Course currently has a few spaces left but has already had 6 lessons as of 23/03/16
– Prior experience required – to enter this course students will need to have learnt the content of the Ako Tuatahi and the Ako Tuarua zine (covering things like Kei te pēhea koe), as well as be familiar with the content of the Ako Tuatoru zine. The Ako Tuatoru zine is a step up in terms of complexity so we will begin the Post-beginners course with revision of the Ako Tuatoru zine, so as long as you know the first two zines and have read over the third zine a few times you should be fine – the three zines are attached below.

Enrollment info
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To enrol in either of the above courses you need to be aged 16 or over, an NZ citizen or permanent resident, and not already enrolled in another secondary school. You will need to bring your passport/birth certificate (if an NZ citizen), or alternatively passport/proof of residency or citizenship (if a permanent resident) to the Hagley enrollment office (in the main building, to the right of the foyer) along with $40 (eftpos is fine) and fill out a quick form. The Enrollment center is open from 9am – 3pm Mon – Fri until December 15th, and then opens again after Christmas on the 18th of January, with enrollments continuing until the end of January. There is more information along with a contact phone number here

Current reo Māori courses and groups:

– Ngaai Hookaka ki te reo Maaori speaking group meets regularly on Thursday nights, with an advanced immersion group and beginner bilingual group. This is a speaking group rather than a lesson-based course, and was set up by Jamie Stevenson in 2014. The group is still running now; if you are interested in joining this group email Jamie at ngaihokaka@gmail.com

If you have any questions, please email stokes.regan@gmail.com.

General information for all courses:
– The courses are for anyone and everyone willing to learn. The lessons do take a grammatical approach aimed at teenagers/adults however, so while younger children are absolutely welcome to attend, they may find the material slightly difficult.
– The courses are based on the book He Whakamārama by John Foster which focuses on the grammar of the language; I thoroughly recommend this book and wish to acknowledge John’s fantastic work in creating such a valuable resource.

Throughout  2014 we ran the five week Ako Tuatahi (First Learning) course four times (once per term) at Burnside High School, teaching an estimated 220 people over the year. We also ran the five week Ako Tuarua (Second Learning) course twice, and the five week Ako Tuatoru (Third Learning) once in term four.

For 2015, the courses have expanded in length from five weeks to eight weeks, and then be split into two parts – the 2014 five-week Ako Tuatahi course will become eight weeks in length, split into two parts (Ako Tuatahi for the first four weeks, and then after one week’s break, Ako Tuarua for the second four weeks). This won’t make any difference to those who did not attend in 2014, but for those who did attend Ako in 2014, don’t be alarmed that the courses are becoming shorter/more rushed, as it is actually the opposite – they’ve been extended to allow more time for practising listening and speaking skills.

Past Ako Māori courses:

2015
Ako Tuatahi (First Learning) – A revised 4 week course that covers half of the content of the 2014 Ako Tuatahi course, now with more of an emphasis on speaking:
– Ako Tuatahi, February – South Library – Kaiako: Regan Stokes
– Ako Tuatahi, February – Aranui Community Trust – Kaiako: Damien Taylor
– Ako Tuatahi, April – South Intermediate School – Kaiako: Regan Stokes
– Ako Tuatahi, May – St. Faiths Church, New Brighton – Kaiako: Damien Taylor and Jamie Stevenson

Ako Tuarua (Second Learning) – A revised 4 week course that covers the last half of the content of the 2014 Ako Tuatahi course:
– Ako Tuarua, March- South Library – Kaiako: Regan Stokes
– Ako Tuarua, March – Aranui Community Trust – Kaiako: Damien Taylor
– Ako Tuarua, May – South Intermediate School – Kaiako: Regan Stokes
– Ako Tuarua, June – St. Faiths Church, New Brighton – Kaiako: Damien Taylor and Jamie Stevenson

Professional Development for Primary and High School Teachers, taught by Regan Stokes:
– Ako Tuatahi & Tuarua (6 week accelerated course), February – April – Clarkville School
– Ako Tuatahi & Tuarua (8 week course), April – July – Beckenham School
– Ako Tuatahi, Tuarua & Tuatoru (Term 1 & 2), January – July – Burnside High School


2014 – All 2014 courses taught by Regan Stokes
Ako Tuatahi (First Learning) – A 5 week course that covered the content of the revised 2015 Ako Tuatahi and Ako Tuarua courses, held four times in 2014:
– Ako Tuatahi, February – Burnside High School
– Ako Tuatahi, May – Burnside High School
– Ako Tuatahi, July – Burnside High School
– Ako Tuatahi, October – Burnside High School

Ako Tuarua (Second Learning) – A 5 week course that covered the content of the to-be-created 2015 Ako Tuatoru and Ako Tuawhā courses, held twice during 2014:
– Ako Tuarua, June – Burnside High School
– Ako Tuarua, August – Burnside High School

Ako Tuatoru (Third Learning) – A 5 week course that covered the content of the to-be-created Ako Tuarima and Ako Tuaono courses, held once during 2014:
– Ako Tuatoru, November – Burnside High School

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