Why Study Chinese?
China has 3,500 years of written history and Chinese culture is one of the world’s oldest and richest cultures. In addition to the People’s Republic of China, Chinese is also spoken in the Chinese communities in Southeast Asian countries and other countries in the world where Chinese immigrants reside. China is increasingly playing an influential role in the global economy and it is one of the largest trading partners of New Zealand.
Learning Mandarin Chinese opens the door to Chinese culture and prepares yourself for the future.
NMIT continues to deliver evening classes of Chinese Language study in 2018, please refer to
This is an absolute beginner's class, for people with little or no Chinese language. Students will usually stay in this class for one term.
This course is for people who have completed Beginner 1 or have some experience learning or using pin yin. Students may stay in this class for 1-2 terms.
This bridging course is designed for people who have completed Beginner 2 or have experienced some time (several months) living in China. Students may stay in this class for 1-4 terms to get up to speed for the advanced courses.
For people who have achieved a reasonable standard in the Intermediate course. Usually students move into this course from the Intermediate course based on the recommendation of the teacher. This is getting more serious about learning Chinese characters. Advanced 1 students may take HSK 2 exams.
For people who have achieved HSK 2 standard or similar. Again, students usually move into this course based on the recommendation of the teacher. Advanced 1 students may take HSK 3 exams.