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.

2018 “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition – Call for Entries

This competition provides opportunities for students to showcase and share their Chinese learning experiences. It also provides an opportunity to get a scholarship to study in China for the winner.

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Scholarships

These Scholarships open to New Zealand students who wish to study in China.

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Chinese Language Proficiency tests

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

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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
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  • “Victoria University Day” in Xiamen, China

    A senior VUW delegation visited the southern Chinese coastal city of Xiamen over the Easter break, to discuss joint university programmes and to celebrate Victoria University of Wellington Day at Xiamen University (XMU).  Xiamen University has a longstanding relationship with VUW, including being the partner university for the VUW Confucius Institute.

  • Combating a Monolingual New Zealand

    The Confucius Institute’s Mandarin Language Assistants’ (MLA) programme was highlighted in this week’s RNZ Voices programme as one successful model for promoting second (and third) language learning in New Zealand schools.

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Upcoming events

  • Exhibition Opening | Art on Art: Lee Ka-sing Visual Poems

    In celebration of Chinese Language Week, the Confucius Institute at Victoria University of Wellington and…

    Venue: Level 3, Main Library, Kelburn Campus, Victoria University