She’s not a teacher or a fluent speaker – she just wants to practise te reo Māori with you! Join Leonie Hayden as she works through the first six weeks of Scotty Morrison’s Māori Made Easy, thanks to Penguin Random House NZ.
We’re rounding out a challenging week with one more new skill – negating our recent past tense sentence marker ‘Kua…’.
It’s a good time to remind you that although it seems like we’ve zoomed through a lot of new concepts this weeks, we’ll continue to practise them heaps over the coming weeks so there will be plenty of opportunity to practise!
We got this koutou mā!
Now we’re at alert level three, you can buy books again! If you didn’t get the chance to buy one before lockdown, grab your copy of Māori Made Easy here and at all good bookstores. You can find all of my Māori Made Easy posts here and start from the beginning if you want!
© This reading of Māori Made Easy was made possible with the generous support of Penguin Random House New Zealand.
As well as doing this with me, you can sign up for Toro Mai and learn with real teachers! They’re free online te reo Māori and tikanga Māori lessons created by Stacey and Scotty Morrison. Plus check out more online resources here, and classes you can look into once normal life resumes.
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