CRESL Schedule

Colorado's FREE English School for Refugees

Career Readiness English as a Second Language (CRESL also known as Colorado Refugee ESL) is an intensive English program designed to help refugees advance their language skills so they may obtain employment.  The program serves a range of levels from low-literacy level to advanced.  

All individuals with refugee or asylum status can attend CRESL classes for free for up to 5 years.  Students can start any Monday.  Scholarships are available to advance to pre-academic English classes or to career and technical college programs.

Registration & Testing Hours

Email CARES forms to CRESL@EmilyGriffith.edu

  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
  • 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Thursday & Friday

See below for a list of day and evening classes.

Interested in Transitions Classes? Click here.

English classes are free for Refugees

Morning CRESL Classes

Monday through Friday*
LEVEL COURSE TIME DAYS
Literacy Literacy 8:00 - 9:15  M,T,W,Th,F
  Literacy 9:30 - 11:00  M,T,W,Th,F
       
Level 1 Listening/Speaking 8:00 - 9:15 M,T,W,Th,F
  Reading/Writing 9:30 - 11:00  M,T,W,Th,F
       
Level 2 Listening/Speaking 8:00 - 9:15  M,T,W,Th,F
  On-the-Job Training at Emily’s Coffee 8:00 - 9:15 M,T,W,Th,F
  Reading/Writing 9:30 - 11:00  M,T,W,Th,F
  On-the-Job Training at Emily’s Coffee 9:30 - 11:00 M,T,W,Th,F
       
Level 3 Listening/Speaking 8:00 - 9:15  M,T,W,Th,F
  8:00 - 9:15 M,T,W,Th,F
  Transitions Classes 9:00 - 11:00 M,T,W,Th,F
  Reading/Writing 9:30 - 11:00 M,T,W,Th,F
  Listening/Speaking 9:30 - 11:00 M,T,W,Th,F
  On-the-Job Training at Emily’s Coffee 9:30 - 11:00 M,T,W,Th,F
  Transitions Classes 11:00 - 1:00 M,T,W,Th,F
       
  On-the-Job Training at Emily’s Coffee 8:00 - 9:15  M,T,W,Th,F
  Transitions Classes 9:00 - 11:00 M,T,W,Th,F
  On-the-Job Training at Emily’s Coffee 9:30 - 11:00 M,T,W,Th,F
  Transitions Classes 11:00 - 12:00 M,T,W,Th,F
 

 

Afternoon CRESL Classes

Monday through Friday*
LEVEL COURSE TIME DAYS
Literacy Literacy 1:30 - 3:00 M,T,W,Th,F
       
Level 1 Reading/Writing 12:00 - 1:15 M,T,W,Th,F
  Listening/Speaking 1:30 - 3:00 M,T,W,Th,F
       
Level 2 Reading/Writing 12:00 - 1:15  M,T,W,Th,F
  On-the-Job Training at Emily’s Coffee 12:00 - 1:15 M,T,W,Th,F
  Listening/Speaking 1:30 - 3:00   M,T,W,Th,F
       
Level 3 Reading/Writing 1:30 - 3:00  M,T,W,Th,F
  On-the-Job Training at Emily’s Coffee 12:00 - 1:15  M,T,W,Th,F
  Listening/Speaking 12:00 - 1:15 M,T,W,Th,F
  Transitions Classes 11:00 - 1:00 M,T,W,Th,F
       
Level 4 Multi-skills 12:00 - 1:15  M,T,W,Th,F
  On-the-Job Training at Emily’s Coffee 12:00 - 1:15  M,T,W,Th,F
  Transitions Classes 11:00 - 1:00 M,T,W,Th,F
       

*No Friday classes in summer

Evening CRESL Classes

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
LEVEL COURSE TIME DAY
Literacy Literacy 6:00 - 8:00 M, W, Th
Levels 1 & 2 Low Intermediate 6:00 - 8:00 M, W, Th
Levels 3 & 4 High Intermediate 6:00 - 8:00 M, W, Th
Levels 3 & 4 Transitions Classes 5:30 - 8:00 M,T,W,Th

CRESL is sponsored by the Colorado Refugee Services Program and funded through the Office of Refugee Resettlement. 

Upcoming Related Events

Friday, June 2, 2017
Emily Griffith Graduation Ceremony
Time: 10:00am
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Free information session
Time: 3:00pm

From our students...

I love Tonya [Tonya Robinson, Instructor], she makes things simple, clear and she makes the topics and long days go by so quickly.  I love that we have an on-site lab.

Brittany Jones
Dental Assisting Student

From our teachers...

Water Quality Management is a fast paced industry and you are able to earn a certificate in less then a year.

Jeffrey Barnier
Water Quality Managment Instructor