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 - Registrations open

Learn introductory Chinese, tailored for the New Zealand workplace, in this 8-week course starting 16 July. Early bird special until 2 July. The course will be taught at Pipitea campus following latest health guidelines.

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Mandarin Corner Online

Drop in on Zoom on Thursdays 3.30-5pm to practice your Chinese, expand your vocabulary, and virtually meet other Chinese learners and speakers.

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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
Central Wellington, New Zealand

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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