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.

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Celebrating Ten Years

In 2021, the Confucius Institute celebrates ten years of operation.

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Discover China! workshops

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

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Mandarin Corner Online

Mandarin Corner Online 2021 starts every Thursday! Drop-in on Zoom from 6:30 pm to practice your Chinese, expand your vocabulary, and virtually meet other Chinese learners.

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