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Te Wahapu

Launch Yourself Into Te Reo Maori

Ian McCormack Michael Keith


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05 September 2011
Te Wahap is the second book in this comprehensive, enjoyable and easily understandable self-tuition course for Maori language. Te Rere o te Reo offers an up-to-date bilingual approach to mastering te reo M ori, designed for learners of all backgrounds in today's world. As notable M ori language advocate Piripi Walker says in his foreword: 'Te Wahap , like Te Hikuwai before it, provides all the steps you need for mastery of the first stages of speaking and writing idiomatic M ori. It has been located within real-life activities of contemporary people, scenarios which imagine you using M ori, in M ori-speaking networks, in modern settings.' The books offer a reference text, workbook and audio resource all in one. They are structured in units, each opening with a dialogue and followed by explanations of words, expressions and language patterns. Exercises and activities ' with space for your answers ' reinforce key points of learning at every step. In the classroom Te Rere o te Reo (the flow of language) is a foundation course in three levels: ' Te Hikuwai (the stream) ' Te Wahap (the river mouth) Teachers will find that the course's design for self-tuition enhances its classroom use with secondary students, as well as adult learners, launching into M ori language. Te Wahap along with Te Hikuwai form at least two-thirds of a three-year basic course. The course overall will offer teachers and students all the resources they need for students to achieve NCEA Level 1 in the language.
By:   Ian McCormack, Michael Keith
Imprint:   Cengage
Country of Publication:   New Zealand
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 297mm,  Width: 210mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   660g
ISBN:   9780170185714
ISBN 10:   0170185710
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   05 September 2011
Audience:   Primary & secondary/elementary & high school ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Educational: Primary & Secondary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Mixed media product
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ian Cormack (Ngati Mamoe, Ngai Tahu) draws on decades of experience as a teacher, writer, editor and translator of Maori for the design of this series. As an adult he has also learned Greek, Italian, German, French, Mandarin and Russian, as well as Maori. His own learning has put him totally in tune with the needs of other language learners. He is a Maori Language Commission-qualified interpreter and translator of Maori.

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