New Zealand Chinese Language Week

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

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Learn some everyday phrases in Mandarin and Cantonese

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:

  • Technology help
  • 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.


More resources and information

Chinese eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines

Chinese language eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines

Visit Libby and OverDrive to find eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines in Chinese.

English-Chinese Bilingual Family Literacy - School Starters

Chinese parents with school starters can use information and resources to build a bilingual literacy environment at home.
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