September 17, 2020
Kia ako tahi tātou (let’s learn together) for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)! Here are some ideas for ways we can celebrate te reo this week and beyond. Tēna koutou (thank you) to those who helped with this list:
Greetings and sign-offs to keep by your desk: link
Set your keyboard up to allow easy typing of characters with macrons (tohutō or pōtae, the latter meaning ‘hat’), which lengthen the vowel.
Te Reo o Te Tari 101 – watch a short video series introducing some basic words and common mistakes
Review vowel pronunciation to help you approach unfamiliar Māori words.
Find out how many of the ‘top Māori words and phrases every Kiwi should know’ that you know.
Join this awesome group on Facebook to absorb a te reo phrase and it’s cultural context each day with a quick video.
Kōrerorero app for iOS (free): https://apps.apple.com/nz/app/k%C5%8Drerorero/id1426198696
Kawe Kōrero app for Android (free): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kiwamedia.android.qbook.WAI0001&hl=en
Books in this series make for a good way to get into the habit of regular practice with neat 30 minute sessions.
Why not start by listening to and learning a word a day from this list ?
Or better still, join a class such as that organised by the team at Tohu Ora who teach te reo Māori classes via Zoom.
Get a free regular update on the latest Māori Health research by Dr Matire Harwood, a dedicated kaupapa Māori researcher we have had the pleasure of working with on many of our studies. Facebook | Twitter | Website <- Sign up here to get the updates emailed out
A te reo Māori podcast largely delivered in English for learning on the go. It’s also available on Spotify, Apple Music, and Youtube.
On social media you can ‘follow’ both people and hashtags, this subscribes you to see more related content in your social media feed – a lovely way to make a longer-term commitment to balancing the information we surround ourselves with.
Hashtags: #reomaori #MāoriLanguageWeek #TeReo #TeWikiOTeReoMāori #māorihealth
Kia kaha te reo Māori! Kia kaha Aotearoa!