Modern technology offers a veritable wealth of opportunities for the development of digital teaching and learning aids that can be used to support and empower language teaching and learning environments. We are currently developing a Māori language option. This options reflects an urgent need to support the survival and enhancement of our Māori language, particularly in English medium primary school contexts.
Te Reo Māori is one of 3 official languages of New Zealand (i.e. English, Māori and Sign). Our Teachme Te Reo Māori books were initially developed to support the learning of the Māori language by teachers and students in an English medium school. It is our hope that these online learning resources will also be able to be used by adult language learners. We have currently completed the initial development and testing of some 40 Māori language books and hope that these will be available for use in the near future.