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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Jul30-18Exhibitions and PerformancesComfort Zone
Date: 30 July to 18 December, 2015
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: Level 3, Main Library, Kelburn Campus, Victoria University
recently flew to Wellington from Copenhagen, via Dubai, Bangkok, Sydney, all in 36 hours.… Read more


11 May 2015 Tribute to Jack Body
Jack Body was our Confucius Institute's Music Consultant from its beginning to Sunday 10 May 2015, when he passed away. Read more
23 April 2015 Lest We Forget为了不忘记过去
The poignancy of our nation’s ANZAC centenary was reflected at the Confucius Institute’s Autumn Poetry Evening, held at Wellington Library on 22 April. 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

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.