At this level students are further developing their ability to cope with understanding and use of familiar expressions and everyday vocabulary. They can use familiar language with some flexibility and pick up some new language from its context. They can read and write a variety of simple text types using their knowledge of Te reo Māori. They continue to develop the ability to describe aspects of their own background and immediate environment. They start to communicate beyond the immediate context e.g. past and future. By the end of this year they can cope with a variety of routine situations when talking to speakers of Te reo Māori. They develop further awareness and understanding of typical cultural conventions/ tikanga that operate in interpersonal communication. They can use and respond to language including directions and requests, that is likely to occur in familiar Māori. They are becoming more confident in using a range of language learning strategies.