A group photo of Mandarin Language Assistants at  Te Herenga Waka Marae during Orientation week

Mandarin Language Assistants

Information about Mandarin Language Assistants (MLAs) available to New Zealand schools and community centres every year and how to apply.

Each academic year, a number of Mandarin Language Assistants (MLAs) are available to support language programmes in New Zealand schools. The Confucius Institute at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington provides support for placing MLAs at schools in the lower North Island and monitors progress during the school year.

Apply for Mandarin Language Assistance

Read more about the Mandarin Language Assistance Programme. We welcome applications on a rolling basis. To apply, download, complete and return the application form.