Glastonbury Public Schools
World Language Department
Lisa Laurito, Administrative Secretaryfor general inquiries or to schedule a visit
Rose Scotto, Administrative Secretaryfor inquiries regarding Chinese, Russian, Technology, & Exchanges
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!
Amanda Robustelli-Price became the Glastonbury Public Schools Director of World Languages and Multilingual Learners in July 2022.
In previous districts, Ms. Robustelli-Price served as a teacher, an assistant principal, and a coordinator of the World Languages Department at Bristol Central High School. She also previously served as the President of the Connecticut Council of Language Teachers.
Ms. Robustelli-Price has extensive knowledge and a deep passion for World Languages. She looks forward to leading this collaborative and high-energy department!
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
"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 ACTFL website!
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.