Glastonbury Public Schools World Language
Chinese STARTALK for Students Entering Gideon Welles School
Discover Chinese STARTALK 2022
For students entering grade 6 at Gideon Welles School
Student programs run July 5-22, 2022
Glastonbury High School
330 Hubbard Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033
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 interactive activities for novice and intermediate Chinese students, including classroom instruction as well as cultural field trips (field trips may be offered in 2022, following COVID protocols.) This program is sponsored by the Glastonbury Public Schools in collaboration with STARTALK.
Rising 6th 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 will attend Gideon Welles School and wishes to take the Continuing Chinese course in the fall.
Any child with an interest in learning Mandarin Chinese is encouraged to apply and register for Continuing Chinese at Gideon Welles School. Enrollment is limited to 10 students 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 funded through a federal grant and requires a three-week commitment to the program.
Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT
July 5 – July 22 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students are to not to be dropped off before 8:55 am and should be picked up promptly at 3:00 pm.
Students accepted into the program receive a full scholarship. No transportation is provided for this program, however lunch is provided daily.
Please see application instructions below.
Student behavioral expectations are the same as during the regular school year. All school rules apply.
Applications for Summer 2022 are NOT YET 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, there is no payment required for Glastonbury students in this program.
Click here for the Discover Chinese Teacher Recommendation Form for Students
Note: Glastonbury Public Schools students are NOT required to submit a teacher recommendation.