Author(s): an Cormack, Shirley Cormack
Te la Reo (The current of language) is a lively course for learning and teaching Māori. It is the first Māori language course to be developed using a full range of modern approaches to language teaching. There are three levels and each level consists of four basic resources: a student textbook, a student workbook, a teacher's guide with an audio cd of the studnt text oral scripts. Te la Reo is written primarily for secondary school students, but it can be used equally well in senior primary school classes, in tertiary institutions and with adult students. Te Mātāpuna is the first level of Te la Reo. As you can see, these series title picks up on a theme of water as s ymbol for the flow of language. From te Mātāpuna, the spring, the course goes to Te Pūkaki, the stream, at the second level. The stream merges into the main river at the third level Te Awa Rere.