Laura Walters article in Stuff sets out the non-preparedness of secondary schools to cope with students who want to learn Mandarin at that level.
Kirsty Johnston, education reporter writes in her NZ Herald article that the weight of New Zealand’s superdiverse future rests heavily on our schools but cultural learning needs more than just lip service.
Speakers from the tourism, trade and finance sectors who were represented at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Chinese Language Conference last Tuesday 13 October, talked about the importance of Chinese language speakers in their industry.
School principals are saying those who learn Mandarin now will reap the rewards in the future from the world's most-spoken language.
Auckland school students at Holy Cross, Glenfield Intermediate, Takapuna Intermediate and Meadowbank schools were treated to Chinese songs, dances and traditional instrumental performances.
Moon Festival, it was explained at a University of Auckland Business school morning tea, is celebrated at the time of the full moon in worship of the lunar goddess and the moon's fullness and completeness.
John Key encourages New Zealanders to learn Chinese as a helpful tool for engaging with China and for having some fun learning a new language.
Confucius Institute in Auckland ran a 26 week Chinese Beginners Course for Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) employees over the winter months.
Calligraphy classes facilitated by the Confucius Institute at The University of Auckland have attracted a cohort of keen students who enjoy this Chinese art form.
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The Confucius Institute in Auckland was established and is proudly supported by our three Foundational Partners: Hanban - the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Beijing), Fudan University (Shanghai) and The University of Auckland (New Zealand).