Johnson, D. & Nock, S. (2009). Using the curriculum guidelines for the teaching and learning of te reo Māori in Years 1 – 13 of New Zealand schools to create lessons for young learners. Journal of Maori and Pacific Development, 10(2), 32-46.
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In 2009, The New Zealand Ministry of Education published curriculum guidelines for te reo Maori in Years 1 – 13 of English-medium New Zealand schools, that is, from age 5 upwards. These guidelines recommend a communicative approach to the teaching and learning of te reo Māori. In this article, we discuss communicative approaches and provide examples of ways in which teachers can design communicative language lessons that are appropriate for very young learners, lessons that are not only fun but also effective in developing genuine communicative competence in te reo Māori.
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