The Confucius Institute at Victoria University (CI VUW) is dedicated to promoting Chinese language teaching and cultural and intellectual exchange between China and New Zealand.
Through CI VUW's highly successful education programme, Mandarin Language Assistants (MLAs) from China, who are top university graduates, are selected, organised and placed annually into New Zealand schools to support the development and teaching of Chinese language classes. We also teach Chinese to leaders in government, including young leaders.
CI VUW’s cultural programme initiates and encourages artistic and intellectual exchange between China and New Zealand. Through music, the visual arts and literature - events and workshops, concerts and festivals, exhibitions and film, lectures, creative writing and translation, we bring Chinese cultural knowledge closer to New Zealand artists, students, writers, musicians, researchers and the general public.
CI VUW contributes to our future by bringing Kiwis closer to the heart and mind of one of the world’s most enduring civilisations and a key trading and regional partner of New Zealand.
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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.
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.