Issue 16
Monday, 25 September 2017
Charles Darwin University

Confucius Institute opens language testing centre

Students of Chinese (Mandarin) language will no longer have to leave the Northern Territory to take examinations authorised by the Chinese Government. The Confucius Institute’s Beijing headquarters, Hanban, this month accredited the CDU Confucius Institute as an official HSK-rated examiner, which will make it easier for thousands of NT-based students into the future. Photos: Julianne Osborne

Leanyer Primary School Principal Leah Crockford (left) and NT Education Minister Eva Lawler
Darwin High School Principal Jill Hazeldine (left), Debra Liddiard and Confucius Institute Co-Director Wang Hua
Dripstone Middle School Principal Peter Swan with Woodroffe Primary School Principal Sharon Reeves
Aihong Yu (left), Jialiang Dong, Xiaona Ma and Yang Lu: language ambassadors
Gao Zhi (left) and Ming Ping Zhi bring Chinese language and culture to the Territory
Darwin Middle School Principal Nick Miaris swaps notes with Darwin Language Centre Principal Jeanie Bennett
The Honourable Eva Lawler front and center
Revelation: Professor Simon Maddocks (left), Darwin Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis and the Honourable Eva Lawler
Happy days at the Confucius Institute