About The Textbooks

Each chapter of the student textbooks focuses on one main area of language and contains the following

  • Dialogues or texts of interest to adult learners. Each of these contains a limited and manageable amount of new language. Authentic texts become increasingly important as learners work through the series. These have been selected as models of quality language.
  • New grammar and usage contained in the dialogues and texts of each chapter are explained, with examples.
  • Extra vocabulary.
  • Listening and speaking exercises using the audio CDs, podcasts and videos. In Te Kākano there are also special exercises which focus on pronunciation.
  • Writing, reading and speaking activities.

At the end of each textbook there is a complete list of all the new vocabulary and new meanings of particular words that occur in the textbook and on the CDs, podcasts and videos. Where relevant, page numbers are also given for references to grammar and usage sections. The English gloss also indicates the grammatical class the word belongs to.

  • Māori Dictionary online Māori Dictionary online

    An enhanced online bilingual dictionary that includes encyclopaedic entries, idioms and grammatical explanations.

  • Animations Animations

    Online modules of animated movies and activities that complement the Te Whanake textbooks for learning Māori.

  • Podcasts Podcasts

    Online activities of the Te Whanake textbooks for playback on computers, television or portable devices.

  • Te Whanake TV Te Whanake TV

    Streamed television programmes for developing listening comprehension skills.

  • Tōku Reo Tōku Reo

    Online activities for further practice for each episode of Tōku Reo, the television series for beginners of Māori language.

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