Online Resources for the Maori Language

The following audio presents an interesting insight into Maori language learning online and in general. I agree with some of the concerns raised here. Listen at YouTube


  1. #1 by Michael on 28/03/2010 - 9:17 am

    This video appeared nearly 2 years ago and raised some issues that are still very much prevalent in relation to Maori language resources today. The main concern alluded to online resources that didn't seem to provide quality content for language learning, for example, the use of phrases and accompanying translations is of minimal value if there are no actual explanation of the grammatical structure of how and why it works the way it does. You see, it's not enough to focus on just the 'whats' but also on the 'hows' and whys' of language learning is critical. Quote "you need structure to explain how it works". I agree. However, this is more complex than it sounds and is totally reliant on the professionalism and expert knowledge and application of the Maori language teacher. Thankfully, greater bandwidth via broadband connection and better, quality Maori language sites are starting to address at least some of the issues raised in this video.

  2. #2 by Jarrod on 28/03/2010 - 10:34 am

    Tēnā koe Michael,First of all thanks for making this great blog. I hope you don't mind, but I've set up a link between Facebook page Kōrero Māori (which I believe you're a member of) and your blog, so when you update, the page posts the new update.Here are some sites just for reference, detailing a method that I used, and am still using to learn Te Reo:www.lingq.comwww.ajatt.comNgā mihi nunui ki a koe e hoa e Mikaere :)-Jarrod

  3. #3 by Michael on 28/03/2010 - 9:42 pm

    Tēnā anō koe Jarrod. That's great. Please link this blog to any sites you think are relevant. Any exposure can only be good for te reo. I hope to upload some lessons at my youtube in the near future. I'll check out the site you suggested and start posting in korero maori again. ka pai M

  4. #4 by Jarrod on 29/03/2010 - 9:56 am

    Tēnā anō koe e Mikaere,Will do! And it'd be great if you post on the Kōrero Māori page, I know your input has been missed heh.Nāku noaNā Jarrod

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