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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Language & Culture

Award Winning Children’s Author Visits Confucius Institute

Award Winning Children’s Author Visits Confucius Institute

Famous Chinese contemporary children’s literature author and winner of the 2016 Hans Christian Andersen award, Wenxuan Cao, visited Confucius Institute in August.

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Morning tea to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival

Morning tea to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival

Moon cakes were devoured and legends were shared while celebrating one of the worlds most noteworthy Chinese festivals at Auckland’s Confucius Insitute in September.

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First MLA professional development workshop a success

First MLA professional development workshop a success

Effective teaching methods, as well as the experiences and challenges that come with being a Mandarin Language Assistant, were shared at a national MLA training workshop held at Auckland’s Confucius Institute in July.

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China at Crossroads and its Role in the World Economy

China at Crossroads and its Role in the World Economy

BNZ Chair in Business in Asia Professor Siah Hwee Ang visited Confucius Institute on August 30.

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News & Announcements

New Zealand Chinese Language Week

Nihao! September 12 to 18 is Chinese Language Week and there are loads of activities taking place nationwide to celebrate.

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Expressions of Interest now being accepted for 2017 Mandarin Language Assistants

Confucius Institute is now accepting expressions of interest from schools for a Mandarin Language Assistant (MLA) in 2017.

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