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.

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

Mandarin Corner Online

Our last Mandarin Corner Online session for 2020 will be Thurs 17 Dec. Until then, drop-in on Zoom from 6pm on Thursdays to practice your Chinese, expand your vocabulary, and virtually meet other Chinese learners.

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