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.


Read more about the Confucius Institute.


Aug15-31Exhibitions and PerformancesExhibitions from the Confucius Institute Art Collections
Date: 15 August - 31 October
Time: 8.00 am
Venue: Level 3, Main Library, Kelburn Campus
Dynasty and Zoo is the second series of exhibitions, running from August to the… Read more
Sep22Other Events at VictoriaFilm Society Chinese Cinema - Fallen City
Date: 22 September 2014
Time: 6.15 pm
Venue: Paramount Cinema, 25 Courtenay Place
The reconstruction of an earthquake-levelled town offers insight into the changes afoot in 21st-century China.… Read more
Sep27Other Events at VictoriaConfucius Institute Day
Date: 27 September 2014
Time: 11.00 am
Venue: Odlins Plaza, Waterfront
- - - - -… Read more


6 May 2014 Principals' Delegation to China – 6-19 October
The Confucius Institute at Victoria University of Wellington is calling for applications to join their Principals’ Delegation to China. Read more
26 February 2014 VUW Confucius Institute welcomes 21 Mandarin Language Assistants from China
Confucius Institute at VUW welcomes 21 Mandarin Language Assistants (MLAs) from China to work in 30 primary, intermediate and secondary schools in lower North Island. Read more
17 December 2013 CI at VUW received Wanganui High School Confucius Classroom delegation
On 6th of December, Confucius Institute at Victoria University of Wellington received a delegation of 48 teachers and students from Confucius Classroom at Wanganui High School. 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 2014.


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.