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

Day CRESL Classes

Monday through Friday
(Monday through Thursday during summer)

LEVEL COURSE TIME DAYS
Literacy Literacy 09:00 - 11:00pm M-F
1 Multi Skill 09:00 - 11:00pm M-F
2 Multi Skill 09:00 - 11:00pm M-F
3 Multi Skill 09:00 - 11:00pm M-F
4 Multi Skill 09:00 - 11:00pm M-F
1, 2 Reading and Writing 12:00 - 01:00pm M-F
3, 4 Reading and Writing 12:00 - 01:00pm M-F

 

Evening CRESL Classes

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

LEVEL COURSE TIME DAY
Literacy Literacy 6:00 - 8:00pm M, W, Th
1, 2 Low Intermediate 6:00 - 8:00pm M, W, Th
3, 4 High Intermediate 6:00 - 8:00pm M, W, Th

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

Upcoming Related Events

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
GED High School Equivalency Classes
Time: 9:00am
Monday, April 2, 2018
Water Quality Management Classes Start
Time: 7:30am
Friday, June 1, 2018
Emily Griffith Graduation Ceremony
Time: 10:00am

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