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

Program Information

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.

Behavioral Expectations

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.

Application Deadline:
Friday, April 29, 2022

For more information contact:

Mr. James Wildman

Program Director

(860) 652-7200 ext. 12030

Ms. Rita A. Oleksak

Director of World Languages/English Language Learning

(860) 652-7954