Welcome to the award-winning Confucius Institute in Auckland

Ni Hao 你好.  Explore with us a language increasingly important to New Zealand and a vibrant culture more than 5000 years old.

We offer help in introducing Chinese (Mandarin) into schools, Chinese classes for business and the public, workshops, films, expertise and much more. 

Established in 2007, the Confucius Institute in Auckland is a world-class institution dedicated to enhancing understanding between China and New Zealand.

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At the 2014 Lantern Festival The University of Auckland Performers at Confucius Institute Day Bill English with the Chinese premier Liu Yandong visited UOA Parnell School girls in Chinese costumes MLA 2017

Language & Culture

Start learning Chinese now

Start learning Chinese now

Start learning Chinese now and begin with the basics, complete with voice recordings.

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Early start on Mandarin opens doors to wider world

Early start on Mandarin opens doors to wider world

New Lynn Primary students are studying Mandarin language and Chinese culture as part of an approach to celebrate and normalise diversity.

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Aucklander selected to represent New Zealand in Mandarin speaking competition

Aucklander selected to represent New Zealand in Mandarin speaking competition

An Auckland student who won a national Chinese Mandarin speech competition credits his success to compulsory language classes.

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Rotorua student’s passion for Chinese culture pays off with national award

Rotorua student’s passion for Chinese culture pays off with national award

A Rotorua Boys' High School student's passion for learning Chinese has brought him national recognition. Mohammad (Sameed) Khan won the junior category at the 2017 New Zealand National "Chinese Bridge" Speech Competition.

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News & Announcements

EOI: Mandarin Language Assistant 2018

Mandarin Language Assistants are available to support language programmes in New Zealand schools for the 2018 academic year. Expression of Interest is now OPEN to schools to establish or develop their Chinese language programmes. http://ci.ac.nz/cis/mla/eoi

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SEND VIRTUAL BIRTHDAY GREETINGS TO CI AUCKLAND: School Chinese Video Competition, Auckland 2017

The Confucius Institute in Auckland since it started in 2007 has been working to support Chinese language and culture in lots of schools. This year, CI Auckland is 10 years old! So to celebrate, we would like to invite you, all the Chinese learners in the wider Auckland region, to send us virtual birthday greetings showcasing your Chinese talents – language and culture. Share your Chinese journey and make it fun!

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The 11th NZ Chinese Essay Competition 2017 (For non-native speakers only)

It's the eleventh year for the NZ Chinese Essay Competition organized by CI Auckland. We encourage more students to take the challenge, to participate in the competition and showcase your language skills. This year, you can register and submit your essay online.

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Register Now! 2017 HSK/YCT/BCT tests open for registration

Confucius Institute in Auckland has organised exams for Chinese language learners in New Zealand for ten years.

This Year's HSK, YCT and BCT tests are open for registration now.

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