The Confucius Institute at Te Herenga Waka—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 Assistants

Mandarin Language Assistants (MLAs) support natural pronunciation and intonation in Mandarin language classes, give insight into Chinese culture and assist classroom teachers.

Discover China! workshops

Contact us to organise a free Discover China! cultural event for your school or community group.

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Workplace Chinese

Chinese Language Courses

Prepare for HSK tests (register by 20 May) or learn the basics of Chinese language and culture and gain a greater understanding of conducting business with China with Workplace Chinese. Courses running from Jun to Oct.

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2022 “Chinese Bridge” Chinese proficiency competition

Calling for entries for the Wellington regional competitions. Showcase your Chinese language skills!

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