2019 Chinese Exams Registration is OPEN

Please find the dates and registration information of the examinations in 2019.

January 8

"Well Done! Xiexie!" Farewell to the MLAs of 2018 Class

Time flies. The 2018 class of Mandarin Language Assistants has been in New Zealand schools for almost one year and will be going back to China soon.

November 26

[Awards List] The 12th New Zealand Chinese Essay Competition 2018

Here we announce the awards list of the 12th New Zealand Chinese Essay Competition 2018

November 26

296 candidates sat in the YCT exam this November

The recent Youth Chinese Test (YCT) was held in November with 296 candidates – the largest number to date for any exams managed by the Confucius Institute in Auckland.

November 16

Model Confucius Institute officially launched in Auckland

Guests gathered at Pembridge House on 6 November and witnessed another milestone of the Confucius Institute in Auckland, the official launch of the Model Confucius Institute and its new premises.

November 7

YCT exam participants hit a record high!

232 young candidates sat the first Youth Chinese Test (YCT) of the year in August, with numbers hitting a record high for New Zealand.

September 27

Performance from Minzu University of China highlighted the NZ Chinese Language Week 2018

A performing arts troupe from MUC had their first show in Auckland's Raye Freedman Arts Centre on 24th September, which provided a highlight for this year's New Zealand Chinese Language Week.

September 27

Bargaining and food selling puts language learning into practice

Article on NZ Education Gazette's Chinese Language Week special issue, features with MLA Shen Ying from the Confucius Institute in Auckland.

September 26

新西兰中文周 Chinese Language Week (23-29 September) – Building bridges between countries, cities and classes

A recent Chinese Language Week special issue of New Zealand Education Gazette published a series of articles covering the the Chinese learning in the country.

September 24

Conference on CI as MTCSOL overseas training centre

As it comes into the tenth year of the NZ Mandarin Language Assistant programme, Confucius Institute in Auckland invited the representatives from the MLA home universities to Auckland for a conference on MTCSOL (Master of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages) and the Confucius Institute.

September 3

Secondary School Students Shine in the NZ National Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Speech Competition 2018

“Chinese bridge connects the hearts of the peoples from different countries, different cultures and different religions. And it provides a very useful platform for young people from different backgrounds to exchange ideas, to enhance mutual understanding and friendship between China and the rest of the world”, said Mme Xu Erwen, Consul General of the Consulate-General of PRC in Auckland at the presentation of awards.

August 17

Highlights in the NZ Chinese Bridge Speech Competition 2018

Some highlights of the VIP speeches and students' presentations

August 16


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