Nau mai, haere mai, whakatau mai ki Te Whakaipurangi Rauemi.
Welcome to the storehouse of resources for teachers that is designed to be effective in promoting language learning and to support Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori - Kura Auraki and Te Reo Māori in the Māori language curriculum.
You can follow the links on this page as a resource guide for teachers. These links are designed to give you background information to assist with your teaching. They are presented in a concise, accessible way. The resources are all based on current language teaching theory and practice. Links are made to the achievement objectives in Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori - Kura Auraki.
The task types described are carefully designed to be effective in promoting language learning. They will provide a lively atmosphere of real communication to classroom learning, as well as supplying ideas and examples that can be adapted to suit the needs of individual classes, relevant topics, and various levels of proficiency.
One advantage of providing these materials online is that they can be cut and pasted in an effort to adapt the various items to suit individual needs. An example of this is that a picture used in one task can be used for another, or that a checklist can be altered to suit the individual needs for each class.
Think of the items presented here as a toolkit. New tools can be added to your kit as they become available, and over time they can be replaced or altered.
To find out more about language teaching, there is a list of accessible readings for teachers. Many of these items can be downloaded directly from the Internet. Others are available for purchase at reasonable prices from Victoria University of Wellington. You will see that the work of Paul Nation features prominently in both the task descriptions and the bibliography. Paul is an inspiring teacher, one who practises what he preaches when he teaches. He is known internationally for his research on vocabulary learning and teaching.
The online environment allows for the set of items presented here to change in response to the needs and skills of teachers. These ideas can be shared with other teachers through this site.The Ministry of Education welcomes feedback and suggestions for new content for Te Whakaipurangi Rauemi.