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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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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  • New Zealand Chinese Language Week 2018

    NZ Chinese Language Week began in 2014 with the aim of increasing Chinese language learning in New Zealand and strengthening cross-cultural relations with China, and is a great opportunity to remind New Zealanders of the importance of learning more about Chinese language and culture.

  • New Zealand Secondary School Chinese Teachers’ Roundtable Conference 2018

    The 2018 New Zealand Secondary School Chinese Teachers’ Roundtable Conference was held on September 15, 2018, at VUW’s Pipitea Campus. Sponsored by the Confucius Institute at Victoria University of Wellington (CIVUW) and co-organized by the Chinese Teachers Association of New Zealand Wellington branch, the conference brought together 50 Secondary School Chinese teachers from all over New Zealand.