Glastonbury Public Schools World Language
Discover Chinese STARTALK
For students entering grades 6–12
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)
**Please see below for specific dates**
Glastonbury High School
330 Hubbard St.
Glastonbury, CT 06033
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.
Health & Safety Information
STARTALK programs will follow the Glastonbury Public Schools' COVID Protocols, as they apply at the time. Please check the District Website for updates.
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 6th – 12th grade students who are highly motivated and enthusiastic about learning Mandarin Chinese in an intensive program. This is a non-residential program for students who reside in the Glastonbury area.
Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT (summer 2023)
Glastonbury High School & Online (spring 2023 & academic year 2023-2024)
Pre-program (May 6 & May 20)
Summer Program (June 26 - July 14, 2023; No classes July 3 & 4.)
Post-Program (Sept. 23, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9,
Jan. 20, 2024, & Feb 24, 2024)
Students accepted into the program receive a partial scholarship. There is a $200 tuition fee due upon acceptance into the program. No transportation is provided for this program, however lunch is provided daily. Refunds will not be issued after May 1, 2023.
Please see application instructions below. Remember to complete both the online application and to ask your world language teacher to complete the teacher recommendation form.
Applications for Summer 2023 are NOW Available.
To apply for this program, first click below to complete the online application. Then print the Teacher Recommendation Form and ask your world language teacher to complete the form and send it to Mr. Wildman at Glastonbury High School. If accepted into the program, you will receive information regarding the tuition payment.
Click here for the Discover Chinese Teacher Recommendation Form for Students
Note: Glastonbury Public Schools students are NOT required to submit a teacher recommendation.
For more information contact:
Ms. Amanda Robustelli-Price
Director of World Languages/Multilingual Learning