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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Oct1Other Events at VictoriaSpring Poetry Evening
Date: 1 October 2014
Time: 6.00 pm
Venue: Ground Floor, Wellington City Library
Celebrate spring with an evening of seasonally inspired poetry read in both Chinese and… Read more
Oct13Other Events at VictoriaFilm Society Chinese Cinema - The Vanishing Spring Light
Date: 13 October 2014
Time: 6.15 pm
Venue: Paramount Cinema, 25 Courtenay Place
This documentary introduces us to the inhabitants of an old neighbourhood in southwest China which… Read more
Oct18Music EventsWu Na Guqin Recital
Date: 18 October 2014
Time: 6.30 pm
Venue: Adam Concert Room, New Zealand School of Music, Kelburn Campus
Free Admission Wu Na, arguably the most outstanding and adventurous young performer of the ancient… Read more


1 October 2014 Confucius Institute celebrated Confucius Institute Day worldwide
Aku awekōtuku ki te ao, nō maniniroa, nō maninitua: Ko mātau, ko manaaki, ko māia… Read more
25 September 2014 Confucius Institute celebrates 10th anniversary worldwide
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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

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.