[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]There are many barriers, obstacles, or mental blocks that people may experience when endeavouring to learn a new language. In my experience as a Māori language lecturer, I have encountered and understand the many difficulties that learners of...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you wonder what Macrons are and why you need to use them in the Māori language, you have come the right place. Here is the explanation by Dr. Rāpata Wiri, who has been teaching the language for...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]September 14, 2020, marks the beginning of “Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week”. Māori language week came about as a result of protests by Māori language activists in the 1970s who marched to the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Learning a new language in the digital age should be quick and easy. However, it is not always like this. Traditional language learning which usually takes place in the classroom can take years before the learner experiences any...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]In recent years we have seen a huge increase in the number of people in Aotearoa, both Māori and non-Māori (tauiwi) who want to learn the Māori language. Like many indigenous languages around the world, the Māori language...