Language Challenge 180: Maori

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This is the Language Challenge 180 page for Maori. If you are working on this language, please leave a comment below letting other speakers know a little about you and your language skills. Also tell us who will be working on this language (you, your child, etc.) and what you hope to achieve.

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1 Sophie McInnes March 2, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Kia ora 🙂 I am a recent immigrant to NZ, married to a Kiwi and mother of a wee hybrid who will soon go to school and need help with all kinds of homework… including a language that neither hubby nor I knows well. French, German or Spanish I could make a show at helping with, but I’ve never studied a non-European language before *eeeek*

I’m hoping there will be room in my brain and heart to learn more about the native language and culture of this beautiful land though – I think it’s important that I at least try. As such, I have signed up to study at Te Wananga o Aotearoa this year – it’s fully-funded, looks fantastic, but will definitely be intensive and potentially hard to keep up with when also working full-time.. Wish me luck!


2 Melissa March 2, 2012 at 8:59 pm

good on you Sophie! I grew up here in NZ but doing my graduate diploma in ECE this year I am having to further my (very basic) knowledge of te reo. So far we have mostly learnt history which has helped me get some motivation as to why I should put more effort into learning te reo Maori.
All the best and hope you find some great resources. I have been given some by our lecturer but haven’t yet looked at them, will pop back and share if they are useful 🙂


3 Tracey March 7, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Hi Sophie and Melissa,
I am not currently learning Maori – did so a long time ago and would love to renovate it and teach it to my littlies but am in Bolivia and my current goal is to discipline myself to speak full-time (80-90% at least) spanish to my 4 year old girls in order to prepare for return to NZ after 7 years so they don’t lose it. They will be fine picking up english as we have spoken two languages to them their whole lives. Once settled we will all be learning Maori together. Then maybe an Indian language. Good luck and make the most of native speakers where you can – real interaction is by far the best way to learn!!


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