In Aotearoa New Zealand, knowing Te Reo Māori (the Māori language) and Te Ao Māori (the Māori worldview) is essential for anyone who wants to truly understand and appreciate the culture and customs of this land.
For non-native English speakers in particular, learning Te Reo Māori in English is the perfect way to become familiar with both languages and deepen your understanding of this unique and beautiful country.
Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your horizons and connect with the rich history and traditions of Aotearoa!
Here is a list of websites where you can learn Te Reo Māori in English:
Te Whanake (Free):
Te Whanake is a series of textbooks and resources designed to teach Te Reo Maori. The website offers a range of learning materials, including interactive exercises, videos, and audio files. The content is divided into different levels, from beginner to advanced.
Maori Language.net (Free):
This website offers free lessons and resources to learn Te Reo Maori. It covers basic vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and sentence structures. The website also has audio files to help with pronunciation.
Maori Made Easy: (Free)
Maori Made Easy is a website that offers a range of resources for learning Te Reo Maori. It includes lessons, vocabulary lists, and audio files to help with pronunciation. The website also has a range of books and resources for purchase, including a best-selling language guide by author Scotty Morrison. (Note: It is now part of the above Maori Language.net.)
Kupu o te Rā (Free):
Kupu o te Rā is a free mobile app that teaches users a new word in Te Reo Maori every day. It includes audio pronunciation, definitions, and examples of how to use the word in context. The app also includes a game where users can practice their knowledge of the words.
Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori (Free):
Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori is the Maori Language Commission of New Zealand. Their website offers a range of resources for learning and teaching Te Reo Maori, including online courses, dictionaries, and publications. The website also has information about Maori language initiatives and events in New Zealand.
He reo tupu, he reo ora: (Free)
He reo tupu, he reo ora is a website that offers free resources for learning Te Reo Maori. It includes vocabulary lists, grammar explanations, and interactive exercises. The website also has a range of multimedia resources, including videos, songs, and games.
Te Wananga o Aotearoa (No Fees):
Te Wananga o Aotearoa is a tertiary education provider in New Zealand that offers courses in Te Reo Maori. Their website offers a range of courses and programs in Maori language, culture, and history. The courses are available online or in-person, and cater to learners of all levels.
Learn Maori is a website that offers a range of online courses for learning Te Reo Maori. It includes lessons, vocabulary lists, grammar explanations, and exercises.