The Glastonbury school system is once again offering students and opportunity to learn foreign languages at a special summer camp this summer.
The STARTALK “Discover Chinese” and “Discover Russian” programs, in their 7th consecutive year in town, are part of the National Security Language Initiative begun in 2006 by President George W. Bush. The program seeks to help students learn strategically important world languages that are not often taught in schools.
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The Glastonbury school system has held camps for the past seven years to help students learn Mandarin and Russian. This year, the program is also offering students the opportunity to learn Arabic.
From July 1-26, students from Glastonbury and other area communities can come to attend the four-week program.
The programs are $150 per student; for more information contact Rita A. Oleksak, Director of Foreign Languages/ELL at (860)652-7954. Applications for the program will be available in early March.
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