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.

Chinese Language Courses

Sitting HSK level 1-4 soon? Preparation courses delivered online from August to October. Workplace Chinese 1 starts in July! Learn about basic sentences and frequently used Chinese expressions in employment and business.

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A Chinese pagoda, cups of tea, and a stone lion decorate a banner advertising Mandarin Corner Online.

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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2021 Chinese Immersion Week

If we can’t go to China then we can bring Chinese language and culture to you! This immersion week will be held in Rotorua from 13-17 December for Year 10-12 school students of Chinese. Apply by 22 October.

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