Making a commitment to my own Te Reo skills

Right I’ve done it.

I’ve signed up for a course in basic Te Reo through Te Wānanga o Raukawa  (TWoR) – Poupou Huia Te Reo.

13 weeks. Starting 11 February 2013.

I have completed the online enrolment, and have posted back my student declaration. Just waiting now for confirmation from TWoR.

So no backing out now.

I can do this.


6 thoughts on “Making a commitment to my own Te Reo skills

    • Am nervous but excited. I got a call from the tutor yesterday so looks like enrolment is all systems go! And there’s plenty of other folks enrolled, so we’ll have a decent sized class to practice with 😉

  1. Kia kaha! I’m learning via Te Ataarangi and really enjoying it. My advice – korero as much as you can. Whakarongo to as much te reo as you can. The day I realised I could understand what our director was saying in te reo is the day that the potential of the language expanded for me.

    • Ka rawe, that’s so cool, your “oh I actually understand what is being said” moment 😉 I remember that feeling with other languages, the first time I dreamt in another language, it was such a magic feeling 😉

      I took a quick peek at the Te Ataarangi site – I am really curious about the Cuisenaire rods as a learning tool. I’ve heard about them used as a learning tool, but haven’t really explored it more fully, so might come back and pick your brains on that technique.

  2. Kia ora and tino pai for your awesomely positive blog posts! I am considering enrolling for the next intake of the Poupou Huia Te Reo course and was trying to find what sort of time commitment it requires – did you find that you had to spend a full 12 hours on the course each week or is it less demanding in reality? I ask because I’m a first year high school teacher and am already doing a fantastic te reo nightclass at Te Wananga o Aotearoa but would love to extend my reo further with Huia Te Reo if it’s not too much of an extra commitment. Thanks for your time!

    • It is definitely a case of the more you put in, then more you get out of it. To get the real benefit, then you’d easily be aiming for the recommended 10-12 hours a week to get the most out of it. The resources & support are awesome, and the tutors are very approachable.

      It’s full on from the get go, and I found it hard to keep my momentum going at 10-12 hours a week, but that is really what it is going to take to keep it going. It might be easier to set aside two or three slots of your time, if you can, as I found trying to keep up with at least an hour or two a day hard going. Having said that though, if you were able to set aside time each day, then the regular listening/hearing/using Te Reo would improve your skills quicker! I think I am going to repeat it at a later stage, as I didn’t really allow myself enough time to get the full benefit.

      So absolutely I would recommend the course.

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