• Franklin Township Public Schools    
    English as a Second Language & 
    Bilingual Education


    We are honored that the NJ Department of Education has recognized our Elementary ESL & Bilingual Program as well as our High School ESL program by awarding us "model program" status!

    Of the total 7,300 students in our schools, Franklin Township has about 800 ESL/Bilingual students enrolled in grades K-12.  Although there are over 65 languages spoken in our schools, the one most commonly spoken is Spanish, which is the language of our bilingual program. 

    Our programs are based on a few key concepts, including: 
    • Integration of Language and Content
    • Grouping of students based on English proficiency levels
    • A combination of Pull-out and Push-in
    • Collaboration with content and general education teachers
    • Professional development for all teachers

    Dates and information about visiting Franklin to learn more about our ESL & Bilingual program will be forthcoming.  Visits typically include:

    • a presentation about our programs

    • a Q&A with teachers and

    • classroom visits.

Julie Ochoa, ESL/Bilingual Supervisor

Julie Ochoa