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
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Proficiency target statements
For every two curriculum levels, there is a general statement describing the overall level of proficiency that students are expected to achieve on completing those two levels. For example, the following proficiency target statement is made for levels 1 and 2, see Levels 1-8: Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te Reo Māori.
By the end of level 2, students can understand te reo Māori that contains well-rehearsed sentence patterns and familiar vocabulary and can interact in predictable exchanges. They can read and write straightforward versions of what they have learned to say. They are aware of and understand some typical cultural conventions that operate in interpersonal communication. Students are developing an awareness of the processes involved in learning te reo Māori.
The proficiency target statements are based on the following progression of language development:
- te whakatōtanga (beginning to use te reo Māori) – levels 1 and 2
- te tupuranga (developing communication skills in te reo Māori) – levels 3 and 4
- te puāwaitanga (achieving social competence in te reo Māori) – levels 5 and 6
- te pakaritanga (achieving personal independence in te reo Māori) – levels 7 and 8.