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

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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Assembly in Honor of the YCT Participants at Meadowbank School

Assembly in Honor of the YCT Participants at Meadowbank School

Last Friday at the school assembly in Meadowbank School, students participated YCT exam received special congratulations and awards.

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First Two Confucius Institute Chinese Prizes awarded to UOA students

First Two Confucius Institute Chinese Prizes awarded to UOA students

Two students from Arts Faculty in the University of Auckland were awarded for their achievements in learning Chinese.

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Mandarin: music to her ears

Mandarin: music to her ears

Auckland primary teacher Rachel Crellin is combining her love for music and languages by bringing Mandarin into her classroom. Rachel's school Marshall Laing has been co-hosting a CI's Mandarin Language Assistant since 2014.

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News & Announcements

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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NZ-China Scholarship, Open for Application

The Confucius Institute in Auckland in cooperation with China Scholarship Council (CSC) facilitates the selection of up to 10 full scholarships to China each year. The scholarships will be awarded in September 2017 (for study beginning in February or March 2018).

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Conference Registration: THE SECOND OCEANIA CHINESE TEACHERS’ CONFERENCE

The Second Oceania Chinese Teachers Conference, organized by the Confucius Institute in the University of Auckland, ILEP, and the New Zealand Chinese Teachers Association, will be held in Auckland, New Zealand on 24th June, 2017.

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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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