Schools Face looming Chinese language teacher shortage

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.

October 22

Superdiversity: Children lead the way as cultures combine

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.

October 20

Learning Mandarin set to be the job ticket of the future

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.

October 20

Learning Mandarin set to be the job ticket of the future

School principals are saying those who learn Mandarin now will reap the rewards in the future from the world's most-spoken language.

October 18

Auckland school students enjoy Chinese performances

Auckland school students at Holy Cross, Glenfield Intermediate, Takapuna Intermediate and Meadowbank schools were treated to Chinese songs, dances and traditional instrumental performances.

October 7

Moon Festival completes its cycle

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.

September 30

Prime Minister supports first New Zealand Chinese Language Week

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.

September 11

Ministry of Primary Industries expand Chinese knowledge

Confucius Institute in Auckland ran a 26 week Chinese Beginners Course for Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) employees over the winter months.

August 21

Calligraphy classes a welcome respite for busy students

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.

August 20

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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).
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