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World Languages

The world languages courses at MSSM are dynamic and challenging. Our students are engaged in real-world scenarios and are at the center of their own learning. Our instructors strive to push the linguistic boundaries of each individual student with the goal of forming truly bilingual students who will contribute to society in meaningful ways. Our students are aware of the world they live in and participate in regional and international travel. They demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, speaking listening and culture.

World Languages students at MSSM acquire language through interactive classes and workshops incorporating content from math, science and the humanities. From the novice level learner through advanced immersion classes, students use the target language to grow in multidisciplinary ways. We have student clubs and organizations that welcome those who love language and culture.

Come let our world languages programs open new doors for your future!


Our vibrant French program allows students to live and study in a region rich with francophone communities located on the international boundary with French Canada. Far Northern Maine is a treasure trove of French language and Acadian culture, so the language comes alive both inside and outside the classroom.


Our Spanish program offers exchanges and travel with Spanish speaking schools and pushes the linguistic envelop allowing students to put language skills into good practice. Students are encouraged to move from beginning Spanish right up through Spiral Spanish and the study of literature and poetry in a full immersion setting.


Our Chinese program is taught by native speakers from China who expose students to rigorous and rewarding studies that prepare students to interact with native speakers. Students of Chinese learn not only the spoken and written language, but also about culture, history and current events. Students looking for an intense language experience find our Chinese program to be highly rewarding.

Courses Offered:

NOT all classes offered every year

World Language Faculty

Mr. Jason Desneiges

Mr. Jason Desneiges

Titles: French Instructor
Degrees: BA, French Studies, University of Maine Fort Kent
BS, Education and Pedagogy, University of Maine Presque Isle
M.Ed, TESOL Second Language Acquisition, Grand Canyon University

Ms. Hyosun 'Sunny" Hong

Titles: Spanish Instructor
Degrees: BA, Spanish, Mathematics, Teacher Education, Bates College

Dr. Zhu-qi Lu

Titles: Chinese Instructor
Degrees: BA, Mathematics, Beijing Polytechnic University
MA, Mathematics, State University of NY Buffalo
PhD., Mathematics, State University of NY Buffalo

Mrs. Huidu Zhang

Titles: Chinese Instructor
Degrees: BA, Chemistry Secondary Education, Beijing Capital Normal University