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Each September across New Zealand, Kiwi’s celebrate New Zealand Chinese Language Week (NZCLW).

New Zealand Chinese Language Week is a Kiwi driven initiative (running between 22 – 28 September in 2019) that encourages New Zealanders to give Chinese a go by hosting and participating in fun and engaging cultural activities with their local community.

This year we’re very excited to be partnering with the 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism, an initiative that shares our vision of strengthening the economic and cultural ties between our two countries.

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How can you get involved in New Zealand Chinese Language Week 2019?

  • Host an event(external link) in your local community – this could be a dumpling making workshop with colleagues, calligraphy classes at the library or a traditional dance ceremony at your school. If you’re stuck on ideas, email nzclw@nzclw.com and we can help you out.
  • Offer Mandarin language & cultural lessons at your workplace to strengthen New Zealand-China tourism relations - we can hep you access a free instructor!
  • Highlight your support by hanging our posters at your business or by donating digital/print ad spaces. You can also display our tri-lingual (English, Te Reo and Mandarin) Useful Phrases Booklets (great for tourism businesses!). As they become available, they can be accessed here on our website(external link)
  • Challenge your friends and colleagues to the Five Days Five Phrases(external link) challenge – a great way to give Mandarin a go!
  • Nominate a Kiwi who has undertaken a Chinese language-learning journey (this could even be yourself!) to be a 2019 Mandarin Superstar(external link). Send your nominations to nzclw@nzclw.com - applications close August 2.

Please get in touch with our team at nzclw@nzclw.com for more information and ideas on how you can get involved in the Week in 2019!

 

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