Glastonbury Public Schools Foreign Language

STARTALK Chinese Teachers

STARTALK Lead with ChineseTeacher Trainee Courses

Due to a reduction in federal funding this program will NOT be offered in the summer of 2020.

The Discover Chinese Teacher Trainee program is offered in two sessions, each with a different focus. Each of the highly intensive sessions last for two weeks, and requires regular work to be completed outside of the classroom program. Program participants may opt to earn graduate credit from Elms College in Chicopee, MA, a special registration fee is available to Lead with Chinese program attendees. Registration for course credit will take place during the onsite program.

What's Included for Participants

Program participants receive a full scholarship, which includes:

  • All Course Materials.
  • Lodging for 12 nights, double occupancy. (Single occupancy available at additional cost)
  • Most meals, including breakfast and lunch daily, and 8 dinners.
  • Upon successful program completion, $300 travel reimbursement.
  • Participants have the option of receiving 3 graduate credits from Elms College (for an additional cost).

Sample Teacher Schedule

Sample Teacher Schedule


Mr. James Wildman

Program Coordinator

(860) 652-7200 ext. 12030

Ms. Rita A. Oleksak

Director of Foreign Languages/

English Language Learning

(860) 652-7954