I have been doing a lot of reflecting on my te reo Māori learning this year. The importance of learning te reo Māori has been discussed in previous CORE blogs by Wawaro Te Whaiti and Rochelle Savage. Key ideas mentioned in these blogs are the benefits for your first language and future language learning.
This year, I have had the pleasure of co-facilitating CORE Education’s te reo Māori courses: Te Reo Puāwai Māori and Te Manahua Māori. These courses are aimed at beginner level speakers of te reo Māori, with both courses spanning 10 weeks and involving a blended approach to learning te reo Māori. Here are some of my reflections.