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Everyday te reo

Friday 4 May 2018, 10:30 am - 11:30 am


Joan Costello

This series of classes is fully booked.  

The Friends’ committee got such great value and enjoyment from  Joan Costello’s te reo classes that they have asked her to offer them to members.

Joan, who is Te Papa’s Te Reo Kaiako (teacher) designed the course of three one hour sessions to help people to become more familiar with the pronunciation of Māori, and an understanding of Māori protocols.

Joan’s classes are fun and relaxed and you will find she is very encouraging and supportive with helpful tips for saying it right. The classes will cover pronunciation, useful hello and goodbye phrases, and how to introduce yourself in te reo. You will also get an understanding of what is being said in the wider context e.g. New Zealand place names, what you hear on Radio New Zealand or being part of a Māori mihi.

Classes start at 10:30am on three successive Friday mornings – on the 4th, 11th and 18th of May.

If you are keen to come but the times don’t suit, let us know and we will see what can be arranged for another series of classes.

Joan has over 28 years experience as an educator working with people of all ages.  For the last 20 years she has taught te reo and tikanga Māori to large Wellington organisations and private clients.

Come and enjoy the opportunity to understand more of this beautiful language.

The classes are limited to 12 attendees.

Includes class materials and parking


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Friday 4 May 2018
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Te Papa. Meet at the Information Desk on Level 2
55 Cable Street
Wellington, 6011