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Each episode has its own relevant activities and exercises allowing people to practise and develop language skills. In each block of five episodes, viewers learn vocabulary based around a theme and small number of sentence structures.
Episode exercises recap key elements of each show and reinforce what is being learnt. These are activated online after each show has been broadcast on Māori Television. Check online at www.maoritelevision.com for programme times.
Kia ū, kia mau ki Tōku Reo!
Let's revise greetings and vocab
How to greet people using personal names
Let's revise how to greet people using personal names
Let's review your first week of Tōku Reo
Special terms of address, words like friend and mate
Special terms of address - there's a whole heap of them in te reo Māori
More greetings and use of mā
Use of mā when you want to greet more then one person
Two weeks of grammar and vocab to recap!
How are you? Let's learn how to answer that question
Listen to native speakers and review how to reply to "Kei te pēhea koe?"
Let's learn how to say " Who are you?" and more responses to "How are you?"
More revision on how to ask "Who are you?" and more words to learn
Re-cap on asking somebody's name, telling someone your name as well letting somebody know how you are
More revision of "Who are you?"
More revision whānau. Ko wai tō ingoa? What's your name?
More conversational language and we even cover farewells
Learn a few odd rules for te reo that you just have to learn and be done with
We're doing revision whānau. Asking people's names and saying more goodbyes!
Where are you from? We're looking at how to ask and answer that question
Let's re-cap! ‘Nō hea koe?’ or ‘Where are you from?’
Today we’re going to look at the word ‘ia’ and how it’s used when we’re asking people where they are from
Let's review our learning about 'Where are you from?' and don't forget to keep up with the kupu hou.
TEST time whānau! How did you go with today's test episode?
Today we learn how to find out about someone's family.
Let's recap grammar and vocab from yesterday. It's all about whānau.
Let's gain some pronunciation confidence with Māori place names!
Who are your parents? Who are your children? Stay tuned to recap family connections, and our top 10 kupu!
Let's review our grammar around family connections and practice place names we learnt this week.
Today we learn how to ask and to say what something is.
Let's review what we covered yesterday about asking and replying to "what's that?"
Let's learn how to ask 'How many?'
More revision on asking how many things there are or 'E hia...'
End of another week whānau, and it's time for revision.
So far we have covered two ways of asking and saying what something is. In this episode you'll learn another way.
More revision around 'What's that?' and clarifying where items are positioned.
Today we build on our grammar point and learn how to ask how many 'people' there are.
More revision to ask someone how many people there are.
Revision for the week. 'What's that?' and 'How many?' - These are the key grammar points.
What's this? What's that? More revision around these grammar patterns.
It's revision time everyone. More practise on 'What's that over there?'
Today we're going to learn how to ask someone where they're going and about making connections.
More revision to ask someone where they're going to.
Revision of grammar and vocab for this week. Stay tuned!
Today's show is all about 'us' and 'them'.
More revision on when to use tāua.
TEST time whānau.
The beginning of our episode recaps everything we've learnt so far. Kia kaha!
We continue with more revision whānau of all that we've learnt so far. Stay tuned.
How are you doing whānau? More revision heading your way. Kia kaha!
Recap on your grammar and vocab from previous weeks.
Great work whānau! That revision is paying off. Kia kaha!
More revision on what we've covered in earlier episodes. Practice is the key. Kia kaha whānau!
Awesome whānau. Keep up with the review sessions.
Recap and review more grammar and vocab. You're doing great whānau!
Practice makes perfect whānau. More revision of the last few weeks. Kia kaha!
Too much whānau! Today marks another milestone of revision of previous episodes. Stay tuned!
We learn another variation of how to ask someone where they're going.
Kia ora e hoa. It's the second show of the week, which means revision of last night's episode.
That all important revision from yesterday's episode.
Tonight is a revision of everything we've covered this week. Good luck!
We've got another addition to the 'Kei te haere koe ki hea?' sentence structure. Revision time!
Nau mai, haere mai. It's our revision episode.
Today, we're continuing our language course with the 'Me' sentence structure.
Today's lessons revisit the 'Me' grammar point and give you some practice using personal names with this grammar.
It's the fifth episode for the week and that can only mean one thing - recap!
It's the first lesson of the week. A new week, some new grammar and some new words.
If you've been doing the revision exercises you'll have a head start!
We're now into the second half of the week and we have a new grammar point for you. Enjoy!
It's episode 74. Congratulations. Don't forget, all these building blocks you're learning add up to fluency in the long run - so hang tough.
The last chance to revise for the week. Give it heaps (another test in 3 weeks!)
Today is our first encounter with 'a' and 'o'.
More 'a' and 'o' practice. This is one of the fundamental building blocks of the reo, so go hard!
Today we take a look at the 'o' category.
Tonight we carry on our foray into the 'a' and 'o' categories. There are a lot of rules to learn e hoa, so let's get started.
We're wrapping up this week's lessons on the 'a' and 'o' categories.
Let's learn the plural versions of last week's 'a' and 'o' categories.
More work e kare on 'a' and 'o'. Tonight, we revise yesterday's lessons.
Kia ora and welcome to today's lessons - 'a' and 'o' and asking where someone's home is.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to ask someone where their home is? That's the focus of today's mahi.
Where is your home? Kei hea tōu kāinga? Let's continue to build on this grammar point whānau!
We're carrying on our quest to learn how to ask where someone's home is. Today, we add personal names.
Test on Saturday whānau, so here's yesterday's and today's learning again.
More work on 'kei hea' coming up. Study, study, study, e hoa. Test in two days!
You've made it to episode 89. Last chance to cram e hoa mā!
Congratulations on completing today's test. Here's some more exercises to help reinforce what was covered.
Two weeks of our course left to go, so get stuck in whānau. Today, revision of the second half of our course.
Another day, and another step closer to the end of the course e hoa. Take the opportunity to really nail these lessons!
Today, it's the grammatical structure 'Ki te aha?', as well as some words covered in earlier episodes.
Today we're revising the word 'Me' for commands (handy word to know).
Time to revise the sentence structure '...rāua ko...'
How to say 'The branches of the tree' using 'o'.
It's time to revise some lessons about the 'a' category.
Tonight, we carry on our assault on the 'a' and 'o' categories.
Today's show looks at more kinship terms using the 'a' and 'o' categories.
Kia ora, and congratulations on making it to the last show of the series. Here's some final revision. Good luck with your language journey, and we hope to be speaking the reo with you in the near future!
Part 1 – GRAMMAR:
The grammar segment begins with the presenters explaining a sentence construction that utilises the vocabulary that will be taught in segment two.
They interact to demonstrate the sentence constructions followed by graphical inserts and field footage ‘role-plays’ to reinforce the lesson.
At the end of the grammar segment is an interview with a kaumatua explaining the meaning of a colloquial expression peculiar to a certain tribe.
Part 2 – VOCABULARY:
Each week’s vocabulary relates to a particular theme. The presenters are the first to teach the words in the studio.
Based on best practise learning techniques, each word is pronounced first, followed by it’s written form. After each set of 5 words is introduced, they are presented again, but this time with a picture so the audience learns vocabulary in context.
The vocbulary section finishes with an insert of Erima Henare, the chairman of The Māori Language Commission, teaching a newly coined word related to the theme for the week.
Part 3 – ACTIVITIES:
The activities segment is where the audience gets to put what they’ve learnt into practise.
Exercises and games incorporate learning from the first two segments of the show, and range from multi-choice, to freeze frame activites using inserts from earlier in the show.
Across the whole series, a large variety of these activities are used to keep the learning fresh, and the audience engaged.
At the end of this segment, Professor John Moorfield himself provides language learning tips to help the student get the most from the course.