I'd like to attend a one-off Maori lesson in Auckland. I can find long-term courses and online courses, but I'm after something that's only for an hour or a couple of hours.

The lesson should include practicing pronouncing Maori while someone proficient in the language can hear me and give feedback.

Where are such lessons available?

  • So you want to learn to pronounce the text without understanding it/just repeat pre-written sentences?
    – uncovery
    Commented Jan 8, 2015 at 1:52
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    Yes. Not because I don't want to learn grammar and vocab, but because I can work on that while I'm outside of NZ. I guess this is reminiscent of the role some foreigners have in the teaching of English in Japan.
    – Golden Cuy
    Commented Jan 8, 2015 at 2:06
  • I would go asking for that on an online forum or craigslist-like page, I would be quite surprised if that is offered in a regular manner by a school.
    – uncovery
    Commented Jan 8, 2015 at 2:12

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No luck it seems. I asked at a tourist info place in Auckland, and the staff member mentioned some places that offer long-term courses, but said that there isn't anything available on a one-off basis. He also suggested I try out relevant videos on YouTube.

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    I would try going to a Hangi (basically a Maori BBQ). There a often ones that invite the public and you will find many people willing to share about their history and culture with you. Here's a starting point inz.maori.nz/cuisine/traditional-hangi Commented Jan 28, 2016 at 2:27

If you are open to other resources, I could recommend introductory flashcard apps like Beginner Maori and StartFromZero_Maori apps to start learning some basic Maori words and phrases on your own and at your own pace for free.

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