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)
' Te Moana Waiwai (the open sea).
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.