• Dear Parents,                                        World Language
    Thank you for accessing this space.  My name is Teresa Downey and I will be your child's language teacher.  I grew up in West Keansburg and graduated from Raritan High School.  I have a Bachelors Degree in Romance Languages from Bryn Mawr College, PA and a Masters Degree in Secondary Language Acquisition from Rutgers University.  This is my twenty-sixth year teaching foreign languages at Matawan-Aberdeen Middle School.  I am excited for your child to join my class.

    Any child can learn another language!  The methods for instruction in World Languages have changed in recent years.  I hope to partner with you and your child to find his/her best style of learning and to impart as much cultural and linguistic learning to encourage your child to pursue French or Spanish.  Please feel free to contact me if you can share information that will help us to make your child a more successful learner.  It is most efficient to e-mail me: tdowney@marsd.org.  I will usually respond to you within 24 hours of the school day.  Also, any of the information found on the Welcome page is available to help you reach out to me.
    Students should consult their Google Classroom for lesson information.  For extra help or review, have your child communicate with me through private message on Google Classroom. We can set up small group lessons after school. 
    I look forward to meeting with you and speaking with you during the year.
    Teresa M. Downey
Last Modified on September 4, 2023