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In New Zealand one of our official languages is Te Reo, the language of our indigenous Maori people. As a classroom teacher not fluent in Te Reo but passionate about trying to incorporate Te Reo in the classroom I have made this digital learning centre to help the children (and teachers) of New Zealand learn and feel confident with learning basic Te Reo.

I would recommend that you print out the PDF version in colour and laminate - each week focus on a specific page until you feel confident. Have a good play and click on lots of things to listen and imitate the pronunciation. When the ERO (Education Review Office) visited my previous school in 2007 they commented to me that all workplaces especially NZ government departments and hospitals would benefit from learning basic Te Reo in this format. For several years I had pondered about sharing this with the Ministry of Education to "sell" but never got around to it! So because I'm so sure that I've made an excellent resource that works and that EVERY classroom in New Zealand should have a copy I'm giving it to the blogosphere FREE.

IF YOU DO USE IT, I'D LOVE TO HEAR WHAT YOU THINK AND PLEASE ACKNOWLEDGE ME AS THE SOURCE
Kia Ora Justine Driver
http://digitallearningnz.wikispaces.com
http://digitallearningnz.blogspot.com


Download the interactive Te Reo Maori Digital Learning Centre



Then print out a copy for your classroom wall by Downloading the PDF



May 2011: I'd like to alert your attention to a wonderful new resource He Reo Tupu, He Reo Ora that the NZ Ministry of Education have released that is available with full teacher notes, lessons, worksheets, flashcards and animated video clips found here: http://hereoora.tki.org.nz/

He Reo Tupu, He Reo Ora explores eight learning contexts, click on the quick links below to take you to their website:
Unit 1: Ko au (I, me, myself)
Unit 2:Taku akomanga (My classroom)
Unit 3:Kai (Food)
Unit 4:Te huarere (The weather)
Unit 5:Hauora (Health)
Unit 6: Ngā tau (Numbers)
Unit 7: Ngā hākari (Celebrations)
Unit 8: Te marae (The marae).
Taku whānau (My family)
Taku whānau (My family)

Taku whānau (My family)

Duration: 1.14
He aha tana mahi?
He aha tana mahi?

He aha tana mahi? (What's his/her job?)

Duration: 2:09
Nō hea ia?
Nō hea ia?

Nō hea ia? (Where is he/she from?)

Duration: 1:07
Ka oreore ngā kiore
Ka oreore ngā kiore

Ka oreore ngā kiore (The mice are stirring)

Duration: 1:12
I ngaro au 1
I ngaro au 1

I ngaro au 1 (I was lost 1)

Duration: 1:13
I ngaro au 2
I ngaro au 2

I ngaro au 2 (I was lost 2)

Duration: 1:13
Te haere ki te kura
Te haere ki te kura

Te haere ki te kura (Going to school)

Duration: 1:03
Ngā ika e rua
Ngā ika e rua

Ngā ika e rua (Two fish)

Duration: 0:34
Kei te hiakai ahau
Kei te hiakai ahau

Kei te hiakai ahau (I'm hungry)

Duration: 0:57
Te mahi kai (Preparing food)
Te mahi kai (Preparing food)

Te mahi kai (Preparing food)

Duration: 1:16
Te wā kai
Te wā kai

Te wā kai (Lunchtime)

Duration: 0:44
Ngā āhua o te huarere
Ngā āhua o te huarere

Ngā āhua o te huarere (The weather)

Duration: 1:00
He kōrero ā-waea
He kōrero ā-waea

He kōrero ā-waea (Telephone conversation)

Duration: 0:37
Ngā tohu huarere mō āpōpō
Ngā tohu huarere mō āpōpō

Ngā tohu huarere mō āpōpō (Weather forecast for tomorrow)

Duration: 0:45
Ngā tohu huarere 1
Ngā tohu huarere 1

Ngā tohu huarere 1 (Weather forecasts 1)

Duration: 0:44
Ngā tohu huarere 1
Ngā tohu huarere 1

Ngā tohu huarere 2 (Weather forecasts 2)

Duration: 0:44
Kei te tākaro ngā tamariki
Kei te tākaro ngā tamariki

Kei te tākaro ngā tamariki (The children are playing)

Duration: 0:45
Kia tūpato!
Kia tūpato!

Kia tūpato! (Be careful!)

Duration: 0:36
Tama iti
Tama iti

Tama iti (Small boy)

Duration: 0:32
Ngā kākano
Ngā kākano

Ngā kākano (The seeds)

Duration: 0:57
Te hoko kai
Te hoko kai

Te hoko kai (Buying/selling food)

Duration: 0:39
Tokohia? E hia?
Tokohia? E hia?

Tokohia? E hia? (How many - people? How many?)

Duration: 2:17
Kotahi rau
Kotahi rau

Kotahi rau (One hundred)

Duration: 1:13
Ngā nama nui
Ngā nama nui

Ngā nama nui (Big numbers)

Duration: 0:54
Ko te rā whānau a Koro
Ko te rā whānau a Koro

Ko te rā whānau a Koro (Koro's birthday)

Duration: 0:53
Taku huritau
Taku huritau

Taku huritau (My birthday)

Duration: 1:08


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original photo: Maori Marae by Carmelo Aquilina found at:http://www.flickr.com/photos/76067507@N00/60801116

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