The Confucius Institute (CIVUW) is dedicated to promoting Chinese language teaching and to fostering international cultural and intellectual exchange.

The Institute’s renowned Mandarin Language Assistant scheme trains top graduates to deliver Chinese language classes to government leaders and New Zealand schools. Through our festivals, lectures and workshops we share insights into Chinese cultural knowledge with artists, students, writers, researchers and the public.

Mandarin Language Assistant

MLA’s support natural pronunciation and intonation in Mandarin language classes, giving insight into Chinese culture and assisting classroom teachers.

Central Wellington, New Zealand

Chinese Language Proficiency tests

The Institute are offering oral and written Chinese Language tests for adult, university learners and school students throughout 2017.

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Discover China! workshops

Discover China! workshops are free, themed cultural events for schools or community groups with performances, calligraphy, martial arts and Chinese cuisine.

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Discover China Workshop
Mandarin Corner

Mandarin Corner

Mandarin Corner is a relaxed weekly meet up with native Chinese speakers for conversation and cultural activities for anyone interested in learning Chinese.

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Upcoming events

  • China Crossing

    Musicians from Zhejiang Conservatory of Music join Te Kōkī Trio performing a special concert in…

    Venue: Adam Concert Room