Glastonbury Public Schools World Language


Grades 7-12

Discover Chinese STARTALK

For students entering grades 7–12

No program will be offered in 2022

Glastonbury High School

330 Hubbard Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033

Program Information

2022 Update

Due to new grant management STARTALK is only running a few pilot programs in the summer of 2022. Unfortunately, Glastonbury Public Schools will not host a STARTALK Discover Chinese program in 2022. We hope to be back in the summer of 2023 with a new STARTALK program. Thank you for your support of our STARTALK programs, we look forward to seeing you all soon.

Health & Safety Information

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, our STARTALK programs will have a strict limit of 10 students per class. All students will be expected to wear masks throughout the entire program. Mask breaks will be given during the program day. Temperature checks will be required each morning before entering Glastonbury High School. Parents should ensure that their child(ren) are admitted to the program each day before leaving campus.


An intensive three-week non-residential 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 (field trips may be offered in 2022, following COVID protocols.) This program is sponsored by Glastonbury Public Schools in collaboration with STARTALK.


Rising 7th – 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


No programs will be offered in 2022.


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 June 1, 2022.


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 2022 are NOT 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.

Application Deadline:
Friday, April 29, 2022

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