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Getting Ready

Don’t know how to speak Chinese fluently? Don’t panic. You can still successfully do business in China provided you take the time to understand its culture and people. It’s also appreciated when you take the time to learn how to pronounce names and words correctly.  Find out more in the videos below.

While a basic or intermediate understanding of the Chinese language can be useful, it is more important to understand the culture and thinking of its people in order to be successful.

New Zealand Trade & Enterprise

Like all nations, Chinese appreciate peoples' names, place names and simple phrases being pronounced correctly.

New Zealand Trade & Enterprise

Continuing Education has partnered with The University of Auckland's Confucius Institute to develop a comprehensive Chinese language programme to meet the needs of adult learners, travellers and business professionals.

University of Auckland

The Confucius Institute at the University of Canterbury offers beginners, intermediate and advanced classes in Mandarin Chinese.

University of Canterbury

Chinese Language Network (CLN) has the edge in helping you to learn Chinese in Auckland.

Chinese Language Network

How to write and pronounce Chinese (Mandarin) numbers.