Ko te reo ā-waha te tūāpapa o ngā mahi katoa o te akomanga reo Māori. Ki te whakapakarihia ngā pūkenga kōrero me ngā pūkenga whakarongo, ka piki ake te reo ā-waha o te ākonga, waihoki, ko tōna āhei ki te hopu i ngā akoranga o te akomanga. He rauemi matihiko tēnei e taea ai e te kaiako te whakapakari i te reo ā-waha o te ākonga mā ngā ngohe reo ā-waha me ngā ngohe whakarongo. Mā ngā ākonga kei ngā taumata 1–4 o Te Marautanga o Aotearoa me ngā whakaakoranga rūmaki reo Māori taumata 1–2 tēnei rauemi. E toru ngā kōwae ako mā ngā taumata e toru: Tau 1–3, Tau 4–6, me te Tau 7–8. E rima ngā ngohe mā ia taumata.
Oral language is the foundation for literacy development. By strengthening a learner’s speaking and listening skills, their oral language will improve as will their ability to learn and gain knowledge about the world. This is an online, digital teachers’ resource that aims to help students develop their oral language. It includes activities that focus on developing speaking and listening skills. This resource is intended for students at levels 1–4 of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa who are engaged in level 1–2 Māori language immersion education settings. The resource includes unit plans for three levels: Years 1–3, Years 4–6 and Years 7–8. Each unit plan includes five activities.