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New Zealand Chinese Language Week is a Kiwi-driven initiative launched in 2014 by Chair Jo Coughlan and Raymond Huo. NZCLW is designed to increase Chinese language learning in New Zealand. The first of its kind in any Western country, NZCLW seeks to bridge the cultural and linguistic knowledge gap between China and New Zealand by delivering fun and practical initiatives that assist Kiwis to learn Chinese.

Now a popular event in the national calendar, we have many communities involved including school children, government officials, politicians (including the past three Prime Ministers), and business owners. If you would like to support us or be involved in the Week, please do not hesitate to get in touch! 



     She dreams sounds clear as stitches on her province’s

     embroideries. Duck-squawk, as ducks walk on broadening


     feet from the countryside into the town. Next thing

     the whole city tastes it, the coming of winter––


     duck and preserved egg stew. Sounds of the Sichuan

     seasons enter her dreams. They quarter her émigré years.




None of this would be possible without our incredible sponsors and partners.


They are the reason New Zealand Chinese Language Week can happen.

Keen to support more Kiwis to learn Chinese language? We would love to hear from you.