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Welcome to the Abraham Lincoln ESL (English as a Second Language ) Program!

The purpose of the ESL Program is to provide instruction and support for students who speak a language other than English. When a child is registered to attend school, the parent/guardian is required to complete a Home Language Survey. Based on the responses on the survey, a child may be given an assessment  to determine that child's level of English proficiency. Then plans can be made to provide instruction to help that child improve his/her level of English Proficiency.

Students who qualify for ESL instruction receive support from their classroom teachers, the ESL teacher, and other professionals here at Abraham Lincoln.

Following are some online activities and resources for English Language Learners:

¡Colorín Colorado! is a bilingual site for families and educators of English language learners:

TumbleBooks provides animated, talking picture books! You can access TumbleBooks through the Bucks County Free Library:

ReadWriteThink provides literacy tips and activities for use at home:

United States Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition:

Pennsylvania Department of Education:

If you have any questions about the ESL Program at Lincoln, or are in need of translation services for a parent/teacher conference, please call: Mrs. Patricia Dougherty, ESL Teacher, at 215-945-7487 or email at