An Experience of a Lifetime

Four New Zealand secondary students had the ‘experience of a lifetime’ when they attended the thirteen day Chinese Test Winter Camp in Shanghai last December.

February 5

Academic year 2019 officially kicks off with the arrival of new MLAs

47 Mandarin Language Assistants are fresh off the boat and arrived at Auckland in the past weekend. They are taking a full programme of orientation this week at the Confucius Institute.

January 29

TV ONE News and Stuff reported CI's Auckland police Mandarin classes

NZ media reported on CI's Mandarin classes for Auckland police in the beginning of the year 2019.

January 10

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


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