Excellent resource for learning te reo Maori

Te HikuwaiI have to promote a language resource I just started using – Ian Cormack’s Te Rere o te Reo (The Flow of Language) series, the first book of which is titled Te Hikuwai.

It’s awesome!

I’ve done my share of language learning (a long-time passion) and this is brilliantly set out. It builds on language, grammar and concepts in a very clear way. You feel capable right from the beginning – we’re only up to the fifth section in book 1 and already my partner and I were able to respond to a facebook message by one of his aunties (Kia pai tō rā, whānau!). How awesome is that?!

I highly recommend it.

(Published by Nelson Cengage learning


About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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