Glastonbury Public Schools World Language


Grades 6-12

Discover Chinese STARTALK 

For students entering grades 6–12 

2024-2025 Academic Year Program

This year's STARTALK programs will include:

Glastonbury High School

330 Hubbard St.
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Program Information

2024 Update

We are back!  We are excited to host our 2024 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 2024 STARTALK Summer Programs which will implement this new format (same as 2023). It will include a pre-program in the late spring of 2024, the summer camp experience (June 24 - July 12), and a post-program for students throughout the 2024-2025 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 2024-2025 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 2024)

Glastonbury High School & Online (spring 2024 & academic year 2024-2025)



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, 2024.


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 2024 are NOW Available.
Applications are expected to be available in mid February.

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.

Application Deadline:
April 15, 2024

For more information contact:   

Mr. James Wildman

Program Director

(860) 652-7200 ext. 12030

Ms. Amanda Robustelli-Price

Director of World Languages/Multilingual Learning 

(860) 652-7954