Glastonbury Public Schools
World Language Department
Sharing the Joy of Cultures and Languages
The districtwide Kaleidoscope of Languages and Cultures event drew quite a lively crowd! Thank you to all who attended.
This event celebrated the languages and cultures of our schools, community, and world through diverse voices and experiences.
Special thanks to the World Language and Multilingual Learners Department, the Glastonbury PTSO, the Director of EDI, and all the students and adults who volunteered to make this event such a success.
Please enjoy this highlight video!
Seal of Biliteracy Testing for GHS Students
GHS Seniors are eligible to test for the Seal of Biliteracy as a part of their world language class. There is nothing that needs to be done for students currently studying the language they wish to test in. If a student wishes to test for the Seal of Biliteracy in a language other than what is being studied at GHS, please complete this FORM. For more information about the Seal of Biliteracy, please visit this page.
Connecticut Seal of Biliteracy
The Connecticut State Seal of Biliteracy recognizes public high school graduates who have attained a level of proficiency in English and one or more languages. Proficiency is determined through scoring on one of several state approved assessment tools.
Students meeting the criteria for biliteracy receive a seal affixed to their diploma and to their high school transcript. The marker is useful to both employers and to colleges and universities. It helps to identify students with verified multilingual skills. Click here for more information.
Languages in Careers
Glastonbury High School Russian students recently participated in a Creative Connections project. They shared student artwork with our sister school in St. Petersburg, Russia. The students also participated live chat using "Zoom" videoconferencing.
We've included here some impressive Russian student artwork.
Our Mission Statement
The Glastonbury World Language Department empowers students to communicate and participate successfully
as informed global citizens who have an understanding of and an appreciation for world cultures.