The Chinese Insitute of Auckland and Wellington runs a popular Mandarin school. We have been offering the highest-quality Chinese teaching instruction for almost 10 years. With 100s students a year, we are one of the largest language school in New Zealand dedicated to the instruction of Chinese.

  • Chinese Courses: A wide variety of courses at all HSK levels and interests for adults, teenagers, children and toddlers are scheduled at various convenient times.
  • Mandarin Private lesson: The Chinese Institute offers private lessons with a Chinese teacher at our school or at your home.
  • Events: From time to time the Chinese Institute organises Chinese cultural events for our students.
  • Chinese Library: The Chinese Institute maintains an online library with thousands of electronic texts audios for practicing your Chinese and learning about the culture.



The Chinese Institute is a member of the following associations:

  • NZALT (New Zealand Association of Language Teachers)
  • Linguistics Society of New Zealand
  • New Zealand Chinese Language teacher Association
  • New Zealand China Friendship Society


Mandarin Courses in Auckland and Wellington

Duration: Each evening course is made of 8 x 1 1/2 hour classes. There are no lessons on Public holidays. Courses run the same day and time of the week as its start date for 2 months.

Small Chinese Classes: Classes are around 10 students.

Textbooks: Hanban HSK 1-4 Standard Coursebooks are written by Beijing Language and Culture University Press and CTI, used world wide.

Chinese School Locations in Auckland & Wellington:

  • Auckland Central - Level 10, Acrossia House, 155 Queen St, Auckland
  • North Shore - Northcote Memorial Hall, 2 Rodney St, North shore Auckland
  • Wellington - Aro Valley Community Hall, 48 Aro St, Wellington.

Price: $150, includes small Mandarin classes sizes, HSK exam preparation and Mandarin teachers from China, thats less than $19 a class. There are no hidden membership fees or contracts.


Best Chinese Teachers

We have some of the best Chinese teachers, all our teachers are expert qualified native speakers with University degrees.



Hanban HSK Standard Coursebooks are written by Beijing Language and Culture University Press and CTI, used world wide.



Classes are limited to around 10 students, guarantees the teacher's attention. Research shows small classes are the best for learning.



Learn Chinese faster with our online library with thousands of electronic texts and audios that you can play on your tablet, phone or laptop.


CHINESE activities and Events

The Chinese Institute organises activities and events in Auckland.


Central Auckland Location

The Chinese Institute has a central Auckland location on Queen St with modern classrooms.


Extra help Available

If you are struggling and need a little assistance then email to arrange a little time before or after your regular class with a teacher.



Certificates are available on request to show that you have completed a Chinese course at the Chinese Institute.


About Us

Chinese Institute is an immersion Mandarin Language School in Auckland and Wellington. Learn Mandarin in our small interactive immersion Chinese classes with expert and passionate native speaker Chinese teachers from China. We offer a wide range of Chinese lessons from beginner HSK 1 to advanced HSK 6 levels following the industry standard Hanban HSK Chinese proficiency language exams while using the latest teaching methodologies..
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Chinese Institute
Level 10, 155 Queen St (Acrossia House)
Auckland 1010

Phone: 021-461-551

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