Glastonbury Public Schools
Foreign Language Department
Language Teacher Honored
Glastonbury Public Schools Chinese Teacher Meiching Chang has been selected as the Connecticut Council of Language Teachers (COLT) 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year. COLT recognizes best practices and excellence in foreign language teaching across the state.
Languages in Careers
"Languages are among the top eight skills required across all occupations. From health care and government to finance and sports (and everywhere in between)..."
Read more on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages website!
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.
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 Public Schools' Foreign Language Department cultivates students' understanding and appreciation of other cultures as well as their own and empowers them to communicate and participate successfully as informed citizens in a global society.