The Confucius Institute at Victoria University of Wellington is dedicated to promoting Chinese language teaching and to fostering international cultural and intellectual exchange.

The renowned Mandarin Language Assistant scheme at the University’s Confucius Institute trains top graduates to deliver Chinese language classes to government leaders and New Zealand schools. Through our festivals, lectures and workshops we share insights into Chinese cultural knowledge with artists, students, writers, researchers and the public.

Mandarin Language Assistant

MLA’s support natural pronunciation and intonation in Mandarin language classes, giving insight into Chinese culture and assisting classroom teachers.

Workplace Chinese

This introductory course is specially tailored for the New Zealand workplace, you will learn the basics of Chinese language and gain a greater understanding of Chinese business etiquette.

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The final results of the Chinese song contest 2019

Final results of NZ School Students Chinese Song Contest 2019 is announced now!

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2019 CI Student Camp to China

Student camps are one of the best ways to inspire and motivate students in terms of their language learning, as well as life goals.

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Chinese Language Proficiency tests

The Institute are offering oral and written Chinese Language tests for adult, university learners and school students throughout the year.

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Central Wellington, New Zealand


These Scholarships open to New Zealand students who wish to study in China.

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Discover China! workshops

Discover China! workshops are free, themed cultural events for schools or community groups with performances, calligraphy, martial arts and Chinese cuisine.

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Discover China Workshop
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