MĀORI  103

Introduction to Spoken Maori

Please note: this is archived course information from 2022 for MAORI 103.


An introduction to spoken Māori for those with no previous knowledge of the language. Concentrates on the acquisition of aural and oral skills, developing the ability to understand and speak Māori.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for MĀORI 103.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

Availability 2022

Summer School, repeated Semester 1 and 2


Lecturer(s) Mrs Makere Thompson


None. There are no prescribed texts in this course, however, we strongly recommend that you obtain a Māori-English, Māori Dictionary to help you with vocabulary translations.

Recommended Reading

Ryan, PM. (2012) The Raupō Dictionary of Modern Māori.  Penguin.  (Also has an ebook, and pocket versions)

Moorfield, J. (2011). Te Aka: Māori-English, English-Māori Dictionary (3e). Pearson, NZ.


Coursework only


MAORI 103: 15 points


MĀORI 106. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed