Our Courses - Language, Culture & Teaching

Language, Culture & Teaching

'Ki te ako, ki te ārahi, ki te āwheo' reflects the aspirations of Te Pū Wānanga ō Anamata in ensuring that te reo Māori is a vibrant and thriving everyday language. This deliberate approach reflects the Tūhoe vision that language is the cornerstone of communication and the medium by which culture and identity are transmitted. 

We are leading the way in a binding commitment to quality te reo Māori that is underpinned by a culture of scholarship and creativity. Our suite of programmes, namely Te Tohu o te Reo Māori, and Te Tohu Ako Paetahi: Mā te Reo, are designed not only to affirm te reo Māori as the everyday language for Tūhoe and other iwi, but also to highlight our aspirations to develop people who have the ability to lead, and to inspire within our communities, and to build
intellectual capacity in te reo Māori.

programme pathway


Culture, Language & Teaching PROGRAMMES


This one-year foundation diploma prepares the student with academic study skills in te reo Māori, in tikanga ā iwi, in the history of te ao Māori in the historical accounts of mōteatea, and in toi Māori. This course provides a solid platform and is also designed as a pre-requisite for entry into our two-degree programmes listed below.

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Te Tohu o te Reo MĀori – Bachelor of Te Reo Māori

This is a specialist qualification for te reo Māori speakers that is designed to immerse students in all aspects of the language, culture, using the Tūhoe dialect for work in education, hapū and iwi development.

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Te Tohu Ako Paetahi: MĀ te Reo – Bachelor of Teaching mĀORI MEDIUM

This is a professional teaching qualification, underpinned by Mātauranga Tūhoe that is designed to prepare students for work in kura kaupapa, reo rumaki, and Māori bilingual units.

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