On 3 August, Mandarin Corner was re-launched according to an agreement between NZCFS, NZCLA (Wellington branch) and the VUW Confucius Institute. The weekly social gathering for conversational Chinese practice is now managed by a core team of Mandarin Language Assistants at the VUW CI. NZCFS and NZCLA will continue to support Mandarin Corner and promote it amongst their membership. Our new philosophy of creating a friendly, fun and free space for language practice has proven attractive. We have had 20-30 people attending each week. Whether you are a beginner or a veteran, or a native speaker keen to share your language and culture, you are most welcome to join us. Saturdays 3:15pm during school terms. Seminar room, 20 Kelburn Parade.