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 June to August. 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 Thursday 28 January! Drop-in on Zoom from 6pm to practice your Chinese, expand your vocabulary, and virtually meet other Chinese learners.

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Confucius Institute Career Stories

Where can learning Mandarin take you? Hear from diplomats, social entrepreneurs, recent graduates and other colourful characters in this video series.

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