Glastonbury Public Schools Foreign Language

Russian STARTALK Grades 3-6

Discover Russian STARTALK 2020

For students entering grades 3-6

The 2020 STARTALK Summer Programs are CANCELLED.

Smith Middle School

216 Addison Road, Glastonbury, CT 06033

Program Information


An intensive three-week non-residential program that will allow beginning and intermediate students of Russian to develop both speaking and writing abilities as well as the understanding of Russian culture. The program will include interactive activities for the novice Russian student. This program is sponsored by Glastonbury Public Schools in collaboration with STARTALK.


Rising 3rd–6th grade students who are highly motivated and enthusiastic to learn Russian in an intensive program. This is a non-residential program for students who live in the Glastonbury area. If you have a child who is interested in establishing a foundation in Russian, please sign up. Enrollment is limited to 10 students on a first-come, first-serve basis. Because of the intensive nature of the program, students are expected to attend all sessions. The camp is partially funded through a federal grant and requires a three-week commitment to the program.


July 6 - July 24 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is no class July 4th or 5th. Students are to not to be dropped off before 8:55 am and should be picked up promptly at 12:00 pm.


Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT


Students accepted into the program receive a partial scholarship. There is a $175 tuition fee due upon acceptance into the program. No transportation is provided for this program.

Note: Refunds will not be issued after June 1, 2020.


See application instructions below.

Behavioral Expectations

Student behavioral expectations are the same as during the regular school year. All school rules apply.

This program is available as an add-on to the elementary Russian program. The program runs from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm. The price of this program is $250 and lunch is not provided. Students participating in this program will extend their classroom lessons through culturally appropriate crafts, stories and activities.

The 2020 STARTALK Summer Programs are CANCELLED!

Applications for Summer 2020 are NO LONGER Available.

There are two ways to apply. Please choose one:

1. Preferred Method: Apply online with a credit card by clicking the button below:


2. Click here to download an application form. The form can be completed using Microsoft Word, then printed, signed in ink, and mailed with a check.

Application Deadline: Friday, June 5, 2020

For more information contact:

Mr. James Wildman

Program Director

(860) 652-7200 ext. 12030

Ms. Rita A. Oleksak

Director of Foreign Languages/English Language Learning

(860) 652-7954