Glastonbury Public Schools World Language
Discover Chinese STARTALK 2023
For students entering grades 1–5
NEW 2023 Program Format!
This year's STARTALK programs will include:
Required Pre-Program (late spring 2023)
Required Summer Program (June 26 - July 14, 2023)
NO CLASSES July 3 & 4
Required Post-Program (academic year 2023-2024)
Glastonbury High School
330 Hubbard Street Glastonbury, CT 06033
We are back! We are excited to host our 2023 summer programs in person. As part of a new national STARTALK model, all programs will be required to offer a pre- and post- summer program component.
We are excited about our 2023 STARTALK Summer Programs which will implement this new format. It will include a pre-program in the late spring of 2023, the summer camp experience (June 26 - July 14), and a post-program for students throughout the 2023-2024 school year. When applying for this new format of the STARTALK program, participants are committing to the pre- and post- program activities in addition to the summer camp experience.
An intensive year-long Chinese program with a three-week non-residential summer program that will allow beginning and intermediate students of Chinese to develop both speaking and writing abilities as well as the understanding of Chinese culture. The program will include classroom instruction, as well as cultural field trips. In addition to the summer experience, students enrolling in the program will be required to participate in both a pre-program (held on weekends in late spring) and a post-program (held on weekends throughout the 2023-2024 academic year). This program is sponsored by Glastonbury Public Schools in collaboration with STARTALK.
Rising 1st– 5th grade students who are highly motivated and enthusiastic to learn Mandarin Chinese in an intensive program. This is a non-residential program for students who live in the Glastonbury area.
Any child with an interest in learning Mandarin Chinese is encouraged to apply. Enrollment is limited to approximately 10 students per level (1-3 Beginning or Continuing or 4-5 Beginning or Continuing) on a first-come, first-served basis. Because of the intensive nature of the program, students are expected to attend all sessions. The camp is partially funded through a federal grant and requires a full commitment to the program.
Pre-program (May 6 & May 20)
Summer Program (June 26 - July 14, 2023)
Post-Program (Sept. 23, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9,
Jan. 20, 2024, & Feb 24, 2024)
Pre-Program Hours: 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Students are to not to be dropped off before 8:55 am and should be picked up promptly at 12:00 pm.
Summer 2023 Hours: 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students are to not to be dropped off before 8:55 am and should be picked up promptly at 12:00 pm.
Post-Program Hours: 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Students are to not to be dropped off before 8:55 am and should be picked up promptly at 12:00 pm.
Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT (summer 2023)
Glastonbury High School & Online (spring 2023 & academic year 2023-2024)
Students accepted into the program receive a partial scholarship. There is a $175 tuition fee due upon acceptance into the program. No transportation is provided for this program. Refunds will not be issued after May 1, 2023.
Please see application instructions below.
Student behavioral expectations are the same as during the regular school year. All school rules apply. Students are asked to bring their own nut-free snack to camp.
This program is available as an add-on to the elementary Chinese summer program. The summer program runs from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm. The price of this program is $250 and lunch is not provided. Students participating in this program will extend their classroom lessons through culturally appropriate crafts, stories and activities.
Applications for Summer 2023 are NOW Available.
There are two ways to apply. Please choose one:
1. Preferred Method: Apply online with a credit card by clicking the button.
2. Click here for an application form. The form can be completed using Microsoft Word, then printed, signed in ink, and mailed with a check.