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Deliberate acts of language learning: A support for teachers and learners of te reo Māori

Chris Lowman

COVID-19 relevance: Parents supporting learning at home / Language learning / Te Reo Māori

Common approaches to language teaching in many New Zealand schools typically show a lack of attention to students’ own language-learning strategies. This article argues that the success or otherwise of language immersion programmes, in particular within Māori-medium educational settings, depend as much on the skills and strategies of the student as on those of the teacher. Raising the language-learning skills of the students in non-immersion Māori language programmes would likewise be beneficial. A strategy, called the deliberate acts of language learning (DALLs), is presented as a solution.

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