ESL - English as a Second Language - is a daily developmental second language program of
up to two periods of instruction based on students needs.
The Bilingual Education Act (N.J.S.A. 18A:35-15 and P.L. 1974, c.197) was enacted to ensure that students of limited English proficiency (LEP), are provided instruction in their native language in order to develop academic skills while acquiring English language skills.
For more information, click this link:
http://www.nj.gov/education/bilingual/ (Click on Babel Fish below for translation.)