Middle School World Language Curriculum

In the Chelmsford Public Schools, students begin studying either French or Spanish in 7th grade. They select a language via a Google survey sent out at the end of their 6th grade year. Middle school World Language classes occur daily in 7th and 8th grades. Students begin at the Novice level and are expected to reach a level of Novice Mid or Novice High by the end of their 8th grade year. Lessons are designed with a focus on communication and speaking in the target language.

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) approved new state standards for World Languages in 2021. Our curriculum is regularly being updated and reviewed to meet these standards. Please see the information below regarding our proficiency-based curriculum.


Cultural Exchange Trip: Quebec May 2022

Chelmsford High School Cultural Exchanges and Travel Opportunities

The Chelmsford Public Schools World Languages Department is pleased to announce it is offering an educational trip to Quebec May 27-30, 2022, open to all eighth grade French students in the Parker and McCarthy middle schools.

McCarthy Middle School World Language Staff

Chelmsford Public Schools-Shelley Bethel

Shelley Bethel (Spanish) | bethels@chelmsford.k12.ma.us

Chelmsford Public Schools-Michael Kantor

Michael Kantor (French) | kantorm@chelmsford.k12.ma.us 

Carol Kelly-Suleski (Spanish) | kelly-suleskic@chelmsford.k12.ma.us

Parker Middle School World Languages Staff

Chelmsford Public Schools-Marc Boucher

Marc Boucher (Spanish) | boucherm@chelmsford.k12.ma.us


Chelmsford Public Schools-Elizabeth Dragoumanos

Elizabeth Dragoumanos (Spanish) | dragoumanose@chelmsford.k12.ma.us


Chelmsford Public Schools-Genevieve Garnon

Genevieve Garnon (French) | garnong@chelmsford.k12.ma.us