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

Announcement: Final Winners List of “Chinese Bridge” Speech Competition, Auckland 2017

Announcement: Final Winners List of “Chinese Bridge” Speech Competition, Auckland 2017

Congratulations to all the students who participated in the Chinese Speech Competition Saturday, 13 May, at the Confucius Institute in Auckland. The judge panels have selected winners in all three categories.

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Campus heated up with “Chinese”

Campus heated up with “Chinese”

On Saturday, 13 May, over one hundred local Chinese learners gathered in the city campus of the University of Auckland to compete on their Chinese fluency.

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Growing and Changing: MLA PD Training in Wellington

Growing and Changing: MLA PD Training in Wellington

During the first school holiday in April, the 48 MLAs from Confucius Institute in Auckland flew to Wellington to attend the national MLA Professional Development Workshop from 25th to 28th April.

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Young Kiwis have a word in Mandarin to Premier Li

Young Kiwis have a word in Mandarin to Premier Li

On behalf of thousands of young Kiwis who are learning Chinese, Miss Bethany Robb expressed her appreciation to the visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

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News & Announcements

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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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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2017 NZ Principals’ Delegation to China: Apply NOW

Have or considering Mandarin Chinese in your school? The Confucius Institute in Auckland invites principals to apply for this unique opportunity to experience Chinese culture, schools and contemporary Chinese society first-hand.

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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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