As one of the global model Confucius Institutes, the Confucius Institute in Auckland has won many awards for its works in faciliating the Chinese language teaching in New Zealand. In December 2019, more awards have been added onto the list at the International Chinese Language Education Conference, ICLEC 2019.
The Institute was awarded "Excellent Chinese Test Certer" for the year 2018-2019 by Chinese Test International and the Confucius Institute Headquarters. The test centre in Auckland is the largest one in Oceania. In the year of 2019, there are nearly nine hundred people sitting in the HSK or YCT exams in Auckland. On behalf of the Institute, CI director Ms Nora Yao also took the awarding plaque of the Organization Member of the International Society for Chinese Language Teaching. Ms Yao was elected again as the council member of the Society.
Another award won by the CI in Auckland is the Individual Performance Excellence Award to Professor Bing ZHOU, CI's deputy director. Prof Zhou is the inauguaral Chinese director of CI in Auckland and served his first term from 2007 to 2010. He returned to Auckland for a second time as the deputy director in 2017. We are very proud to have him in our team and pleased to see his contribution being recognized.