New Zealand Chinese Language Week
Come and celebrate New Zealand Chinese Language Week with Christchurch City Libraries.
New Zealand Chinese Language Week (NZCLW) is a initiative designed to increase Chinese language learning in New Zealand. 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. New Zealand Chinese Language Week 2023 is on from 17 September to 23 September.
The events and programmes held at Christchurch City Libraries for NZ Chinese Language Week will be mainly delivered in Mandarin, with some featuring Cantonese rhymes / songs. Other Chinese languages spoken in Aotearoa include Hokkien, Hakka, and Teochew. Find out more about Chinese languages in Aotearoa.
Find out more: A Brief History of Chinese Language in NZ by Nigel Murphy.
Welcome to Christchurch City Libraries. We have resources in Chinese for you and your family and friends. Join the library, it’s free. 欢迎您加入基督城市图书馆。我们为您，您的家庭和朋友提供免费中文资源。
NZ Chinese Language Week events
Learn some everyday phrases in Mandarin and Cantonese
So Many Stories - Chinese phrases
September 2023 episode of So Many Stories
Multicultural Liaison Coordinator Amber Li and Library Assistant Pangwei look forward to New Zealand Chinese Language Week.
Interview with Amber and Pangwei, 3.5MB, 3 minutes 45 seconds
Phrases, 754KB, 48 seconds
September 2022 episode of So Many Stories
How are you? 你好吗？
Nice to meet you 很高兴认识你
You are welcome 不客气
Thank you 谢谢
Find Chinese language resources in our collection
New Zealand Chinese language classes and events at the library
Browse our events and classes in Chinese, including:
- Bilingual English / Mandarin Wā Kōrero: Storytimes
- Chinese book club.
Chinese language resources
The Chinese language has a reputation for being one of the most difficult languages in the world to master. If you have learned Chinese, you can talk with nearly 1.2 billion people, which is around 16% of the world’s population. There are a number of dialects of Chinese spoken such as Cantonese, with Mandarin being the "standard" dialect.
- English-Chinese dictionaries
- Chinese language courses with audio
- Mandarin Chinese Conversation and Phrase books
- World Languages Collection find libraries with Chinese language books and magazines: Chinese, Chinese (children's titles)
- Blog posts in Chinese
- Overdrive Read over 200 Chinese eBooks.
- Mango Languages Learning Chinese made easy.
- PressReader Read newspapers from China and around the world.