Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori - Kura Auraki
Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te Reo Māori in English-medium Schools: Years 1-13
Te reo me ōna tikanga
[Students] learn about the relationships between different words and different structures, how speakers adjust their language when negotiating meaning in different contexts and for different purposes, and how different types of text are organised.
The New Zealand Curriculum, p.24
In many parts of the world, people grow up using at least two languages from an early age. This creates an awareness of language and how it works that improves their understanding of their first language and their ability to use it. Learning a new language also helps develop skills, attitudes and understandings that they can transfer to learning other languages. For these reasons, learning te reo Māori is recommended not only for students who have particular strengths in language learning but also for those who find learning languages challenging.