Confucius Institute

Confucius Institute


The Confucius Institute at Victoria University is dedicated to promoting artistic, cultural and intellectual exchange between China and New Zealand. Through exhibitions, concerts, festivals, lectures, workshops and courses, we bring you closer to the heart and mind of one of the most important and enduring civilisations in the world.


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Feb26-30Exhibitions and PerformancesRED by Madeleine Slavick
Date: 26 February to 30 June, 2015
Time: 8.00 am
Venue: Level 3, Main Library, Kelburn Campus, Victoria University
Red is the quintessential Chinese colour - double happiness, the national flag, Chinese New… Read more
Apr22Other Events at VictoriaAutumn Poetry Evening - Language and Heritage
Date: 22 April 2015
Time: 6.00 pm
Venue: Ground Floor, Wellington City Library
Join us for an evening of poetry in this autumn to reflect on the language,… Read more
May2Other Events at VictoriaWellington Regional "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition
Date: 2 May 2015
Time: 9.00 am
Venue: Kelburn Campus, Victoria University of Wellington
The “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition (汉语桥) has become a highlight on the Confucius Institute… Read more


27 March 2015 Victoria University’s Confucius Institute opens New Zealand’s fifteenth Confucius Classroom at Wellington Girls College
The New Zealand Minister of Education Hekia Parata joined Chinese Ambassador to New Zealand Wang Lutong and his wife Madame Yang Pengbo, the Mayor of Wellington Celia Wade-Brown, and Confucius Institute Senior Consultant Tony Browne in celebrating the opening today of a new Confucius Classroom at one of New Zealand’s most famous secondary schools. Read more
6 March 2015 Musical collaboration sees in the Lunar New Year
Chinese classical and contemporary music-making at Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) celebrated the beginning of Chinese New Year on campus on 20 February. Read more
13 February 2015 2015 Mandarin Language Assistants
Victoria University’s engagement with schools in Wellington and the lower North Island has resulted in 38 Chinese graduates joining the Victoria University Confucius Institute's Mandarin Language Assistant programme this year. Read more

Mandarin Language Assistant

The role of a MLA is to assist the teaching of Mandarin more effectively, provide information and insight into Chinese culture and language, model accurate pronunciation and intonation and assist the classroom teacher.

Read more about the MLA Scheme.

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Mandarin Corner

Mandarin Corner is a weekly event where students learning Chinese meet with native speakers of Chinese for conversation and cultural activities in a friendly, relaxed setting.


Chinese Language tests

The Confucius Institute at Victoria University offers various Chinese Language tests in 2015.


Discover China!

Discover China! Day is a mini cultural festival featuring a full array of Chinese cultural performances, painting and calligraphy, martial arts, as well as samplings of Chinese cuisine.