Skye and Fiona
Why do we need it
Part of the reason for Chinese language week is to strengthen the relationship between China and New Zealand. It helps New Zealanders become more familiar
with Chinese and their Culture
What will the week involve?
During Chinese Language week programmes and local events take place to build the knowledge of the Chinese culture, such as Chinese cultural performances, art exhibitions, language lessons on public broadcasters, language seminars, library corners, essay competitions and training courses.
When did it start?
New Zealand Chinese Language week was officially launched by Raymond Huo as a Member of Parliament on 24 May 2014 at the National Conference of the New Zealand China Friendship Society.
5 Days 5 Phrases Challenge
Dawn - There is no chinese language week in China but we can pass out red packets filled with money to family members.
Anthony - My Family and I feast on traditional food.
Haoran - We usually have a huge feast to Celebrate.
Ways We Think Chinese Language Week Can be Celebrated
- Eat their traditional food
- Practise the Language
- Join programmes and events
- Try to expand your knowledge on the Chinese culture
Participate and make you're own performance to celebrate the culture, you could try 舞龙 (Wǔ lóng) (dragon dance)