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Intensive English Classes

Improve your English at Colorado's top language school

Start improving your English.  See below for a schedule of our day and evening ESL classes.  
Looking for CRESL Classes?  Click here.

To register, visit to the English School on the fourth floor (Office 426) at 1860 Lincoln St. in downtown Denver to take a free assessment test and to enroll.  There are no in-state or  out-of-state rates.  There is equal tuition for all students.

Registration Hours

  • 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
  • 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursday & Friday
     

For more info, call: 720-423-4750 or email LearnEnglish@EmilyGriffith.edu.

 

PACT (Pre-Academic Career & Technical) courses prepare you for college. 

All students are welcome in our school of English and all pay the same tuition.  There are NO in-state or out-of-state tuition rates.  Everyone pays the same price whether you are a resident of Colorado or not.

New students come to room 426 to take a placement test and register for courses.  

Scholarships for ESL/ELA students to improve their English and to complete career and technical education are available. Click here for information on how to apply for a scholarship.

If you're preparing for college, we  have advanced and elective English courses including TOEFL Prep and Vocational Transitions in addition to GED prep classes.  Click here for more information on our advanced ESL classes.

General Schedule Info:

  • Day classes are 9 weeks
  • Evening classes are 9 weeks
  • Day classes are from Monday through Friday
  • Evening classes take place Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Class Schedules and Prices

Please note that the prices listed are for the full-term course.

        Indicates class will be open only if more than 10 students register.

Day Classes

Class Name Days Time Price Books
Level 1        
Integrated Grammar 1 Monday-Friday 8 -  9 a.m. $207 $25
Speaking/Listening 1 Monday-Friday 9 - 10 a.m. $207 $41
Reading/Writing 1 Monday-Friday 10 - 11 a.m. $207 $41
American Pronunciation 1/2 Monday-Friday 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. $207 $41
         
Level 2        
Integrated Grammar 2 Monday-Friday 8 -  9 a.m. $207 $25
Speaking/Listening 2 Monday-Friday 9 - 10 a.m. $207 $41
Reading/Writing 2 Monday-Friday 10 - 11 a.m. $207 $41
American Pronunciation 1/2 Monday-Friday 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. $207 $41
Integrated Grammar 2 Monday-Friday 12 -  1 p.m. $207 $25
Speaking/Listening 2 Monday-Friday 1 -2 p.m. $207 $41
Reading/Writing 2 Monday-Friday 2 -3 p.m. $207 $41
         
Level 3        
Integrated Grammar 3 Monday-Friday 8 -  9 a.m. $207 $25
Speaking/Listening 3 Monday-Friday 9 - 10 a.m. $207 $41
Reading/Writing 3 Monday-Friday 10 -11 a.m. $207 $41
American Pronunciation 3/4 Monday-Friday 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. $207 $50
Integrated Grammar 3 Monday-Friday 12 -1 p.m. $207 $25
Speaking/Listening 3 Monday-Friday 1 -2 p.m. $207 $25
Reading/Writing 3 Monday-Friday 2 - 3 p.m. $207 $41
         
Level 4        
Integrated Grammar 4 Monday-Friday 8 -  9 a.m. $207 $25
Speaking/Listening 4 Monday-Friday 9 - 10 a.m. $207 $41
Reading/Writing 4 Monday-Friday 10 - 11 a.m. $207 $41
American Pronunciation 3/4 Monday-Friday 11 a.m. -  12 p.m. $207 $50
Integrated Grammar 4 Monday-Friday 12 -  1 p.m. $207 $25
Speaking/Listening 4 Monday-Friday 1 -  2 p.m. $207 $41
Reading/Writing 4 Monday-Friday 2 -  3 p.m. $207 $41
         
Health Science Transitions Monday-Friday 9 - 11 a.m. Free*  
Pre-Health Science Transitions Monday-Friday 12 - 1 p.m. Free*  
Vocational Transitions - AM Monday-Friday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free*  
Vocational Transitions - PM 1 Monday-Thursday 5:30 - 8 p.m. Free*  
STEM Transitions Monday, Wednesday
- or -
Tuesday, Thursday
5:30 - 8 p.m. Free*  
    * Free with approval  

 

Evening Classes

Evening classes run from Jan. 18 - Mar. 15, 2017.

Class Days Time Price Books
Multi-skill ESL Level 1 Monday & Wednesday 6-8 p.m. $172 $41
Multi-skill ESL Level 2 Monday & Wednesday 6-8 p.m. $172 $41
Multi-skill ESL Level 3 Monday & Wednesday 6-8 p.m. $172 $41
Multi-skill ESL Level 4 Monday & Wednesday 6-8 p.m. $172 $41
Transition Monday-Thursday 5:30-8 p.m.    
Conversation Class Levels 1,2 Tuesday 6-8 p.m. $86  
Pronunciation Levels 3,4,5 Tuesday 6-8 p.m. $86  
Advanced Conversation Level 3,4,5 Thursday 6-8 p.m. $86  

 

To register, go to the English School on the 4th Floor (Office 426) at 1860 Lincoln St. in downtown Denver to take a free assessment test and to enroll.  We provide equal tuition for all paying students.  There are NO in-state or out-of-state tuition rates.  Everyone pays the same price whether you are a resident of Colorado or not.

Click on Your Level Below:


Level 1 English

Level 1 students have a choice of taking speaking, listening, reading, writing, or intensive grammar classes. This level helps students form simple sentences, use subject-verb agreement correctly, develop life skills vocabulary, and learn simple present, future, and past verb tenses. Before completing this level, students need to be able to use simple sentences (subject-verb-object) in oral and written form. 

ENSL 1500 & 1503 Integrated Grammar 1

M, T, W, Th

Focus on grammar in use at elementary level. Simple verb tenses, noun forms, possessives, adjectives, and adverbs of frequency.

ENSL 1501 &1504 Speaking/Listening 1

M, T, W, Th

Improve speaking, listening, and comprehension skills through oral activities in paired and group interactions. Build foundational speaking and listening strategies and skills for success.

ENSL 1502 & 1505 Reading/Writing 1

M, T, W, Th

Recognize sight words, read, comprehend and answer basic questions about simple stories. Build foundational reading and writing strategies for success. Basic word and sentence structure, capitalization, and punctuation are introduced. Students will be reading short paragraphs and writing simple sentences at the end of class.

ENSL 1001 American Pronunciation 1 and 2

M, W

Students will be able to accurately pronounce the various sounds of English.  Consonant and vowel sounds will be addressed. We will also focus on rhythm, intonation, and common spelling/pronunciation patterns.

ENSL 1000 Spelling 1 and 2

T, Th

Students will be able to recognize spelling patterns as well as identify common words that do not follow spelling rules. Both regular and irregular formations will be covered. Consonant and vowel combinations will be addressed. 

ENSL 1505 & 1507 General ESL 1

M, W

Students practice vocabulary, grammar, reading, and writing. Focus of English is on everyday life, including family and self, school, housing, community, shopping, work, medical problems and doctor appointments.

ENSL 1508 & 1509 Conversation 1 and 2

T, Th

Students will practice conversation skills appropriate to their English level. These skills include: adhering to U.S. cultural norms for conversation in different social or professional contexts, engaging in small talk, communicating independently on a variety of very basic topics, asking for and giving directions, identifying main ideas, and verbally summarizing information from a variety of data sources. Students will practice these skills through pair and group work with classmates, engagement with native speakers, participation in class presentations, games, and activities, and interaction with community resources.  


Level 2 English

In Level 2 students review sentence structure and identify the basic parts of a paragraph. Emphasis is placed on use of correct sentence structure and grammar. Students work in small groups and speak in front of the class. At this level, students will use vocabulary in new situations, understand basic punctuation, and express feelings and opinions. In order to enroll in level 2, student must either complete level 1 classes or pass the placement test.

ENSL 2000 & 2003 Integrated Grammar 2

M, T, W, Th

Students review verb tenses, and continue to build strong, grammatically correct sentences. Sentences are combined using conjunctions and other connectors. Students learn irregular and common phrasal verbs. Basic modals, comparisons, pronouns, possessives, and prepositions of time are some of the topics covered. Students practice and review all through aural, oral, reading, and writing practice.

ENSL 2001 & 2004 Speaking/Listening 2

M, T, W, Th

Focus is on developing speaking and listening skills for work, home, and community. Students use conversation, interviews, music, and focused listening to improve oral English skills.

ENSL 2002 & 2005 Reading/Writing 2

M, T, W, Th

Students read for comprehension and start using vocabulary in new contexts. Main idea and supporting sentences are discussed as students learn more reading and writing strategies. Students are able to identify parts of a basic paragraph, edit for subject/verb agreement, create stories about self, and write to request advice or make a suggestion. 

ENSL 2503 & 2504 General ESL 2

M, W

Comprehensive reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar class. Expand grammar and vocabulary skills while engaging in conversation, listening, reading, and writing tasks. Students also increase their vocabulary and confidence in speaking. The course is designed for students who read English but need to expand all of their skills.

ENSL 1001 American Pronunciation 1 and 2

M, W

Students will be able to accurately pronounce the various sounds of English.  Consonant and vowel sounds will be addressed. We will also focus on rhythm, intonation, and common spelling/pronunciation patterns.

ENSL 1000 Spelling 1 and 2

T, Th

Students will be able to recognize spelling patterns as well as identify common words that do not follow spelling rules. Both regular and irregular formations will be covered. Consonant and vowel combinations will be addressed. 

ENSL 1508 & 1509 Conversation 1 and 2

T, Th

Students will practice conversation skills appropriate to their English level. These skills include: adhering to U.S. cultural norms for conversation in different social or professional contexts, engaging in small talk, communicating independently on a variety of very basic topics, asking for and giving directions, identifying main ideas, and verbally summarizing information from a variety of data sources. Students will practice these skills through pair and group work with classmates, engagement with native speakers, participation in class presentations, games, and activities, and interaction with community resources.  


Level 3 English

In Level 3 Students read short stories and articles. Upon completion of Level 3, students are able to give short presentations, describe problems and complaints, express opinions and preferences, write three paragraphs on a familiar topic, and communicate effectively on the job. In order to enroll in level 3, student must either complete level 2 classes or pass the placement test.

ENSL 3000 & 3004 Integrated Grammar 3

M, T, W, Th

Students review verb tenses, and continue to build strong, grammatically correct sentences. Sentences are combined using transitions and other connectors. Students are introduced to the passive voice. Modals, comparisons, pronouns, possessives, and prepositions of time are some of the topics covered. Students practice and review all through aural, oral, reading, and writing practice.

ENSL 3001 & 3005 Speaking/Listening 3

M, T, W, Th

This course focuses on both speaking and listening. In speaking, students will be able to discuss a variety of topics, as well as give short presentations. In listening, students will be able to listen to and comprehend authentic language in the form of conversations, transactional dialogues, broadcasts, and announcements.

ENSL 3002 & 3006 Reading/Writing 3

M, T, W, Th

In this course, learners will read multi-paragraph readings and newspaper articles. They will learn the reading strategies of skimming, scanning and summarizing and will build vocabulary through reading and writing. Students will learn the fundamental skill of writing a well-organized, grammatically correct 3 paragraph essay.

ENSL 3003 Test Preparation 3 and 4

T, Th

The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) measures competency in reading, math, and language and is a requirement for most Career and Technical Education Programs. Students in the TABE preparation course at EGTC will become familiar with the format of the TABE as well as develop helpful strategies for managing time, understanding tasks, and answering questions. Through pair/group work, class discussions, and hands-on practice, students will practice applying various test-taking strategies to the TABE and other standardized tests.

ENSL 3007 English for GED Preparation 3 and 4

M, W

In order to take GED preparation classes in English at EGTC, students must first achieve a 6.0 score or higher on the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education). This class is designed to help ESL students improve their TABE scores so they may take GED classes at the college. Through class work, homework assignments, and practice tests, students will learn and practice using various test-taking strategies for the TABE and other standardized tests.

ENSL 3503 & 3504 General ESL 3

M, W

Students review reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar and vocabulary. Refine pronunciation and conversation skills through practice with classmates in pair, group and whole-class activities.

 

ENSL 4003 American Pronunciation 3 and 4

M, T, W, Th

 

Students improve their English pronunciation and speech patterns through word stress, intonation, inflection, linking, word reduction, and sound recognition. Students learn the International Phonetic Alphabet in order to pronounce American words accurately. Emphasis is placed on each sound and the variety of spellings for that sound. Students discriminate sounds through listening, speaking, and practice.


Level 4 English

Level 4 courses focus on reading stories and authentic materials, writing essays, self-correcting, as well as preparing for college entrance exams. Students give presentations on research topics, and give 10-minute argumentative speech with supporting opinions.

ENSL 4000 & 4004 Integrated Grammar 4

M, T, W, Th

In this course, learners will refine and master use of all simple, progressive and perfect verb tenses in past, present, and future. Learners will explore active and passive voice, phrasal verbs, noun phrases, reported speech and noun clauses. Learners will also explore adjective and adverb clauses, real and unreal conditionals and modals in present and past tense.

ENSL 4001 & 4005 Speaking/Listening 4

M, T, W, Th

Advanced level students engage in conversation about American life, politics and culture as well as international news and academic topics. Students are responsible for leading conversations and participating in class discussions of assigned reading or television viewing. Students also learn how to become better public speakers. Students are required to give impromptu speeches as well as prepare and outline 3-minute and 5-minute impromptu speeches using visual aids. This class includes occasional guest speakers.

ENSL 4002 & 4006 Reading/Writing 4

M, T, W, Th

Students read short stories and authentic materials and learn skills and strategies to become independent and efficient readers. Focus is on comprehending and communicating ideas about a variety of topics. Activities include practice with vocabulary, idioms, writing 5-paragraph essays, and editing for grammar, mechanics, structure, perspective, and clarity.

ENSL 4003 American Pronunciation 3 and 4

M, T, W, Th

Students improve their English pronunciation and speech patterns through word stress, intonation, inflection, linking, word reduction, and sound recognition. Students learn the International Phonetic Alphabet in order to pronounce American words accurately. Emphasis is placed on each sound and the variety of spellings for that sound. Students discriminate sounds through listening, speaking, and practice.

 

ENSL 4503 General ESL 4

M, W

This class is designed for students looking to improve their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Students improve listening comprehension and grammar through pre-recorded dialogues and stories, note taking, and interaction with other students. Students improve reading comprehension and increase vocabulary through a variety of written material including newspapers, stories, Internet articles, etc. Writing assignments range from complex sentences to paragraphs focusing on opinion, preference agreement, disagreement, and/or argument. 

 

ENSL 5000 Vocational Transitions – Bridge to College Success

M, T, W, Th

Students must be at an advanced level of English in order to enroll in this class. Students practice reading for comprehension, writing, listening and speaking, and note taking in preparation for the TOEFL Test. This class also includes high-level grammar skills, speaking and writing about an assigned topic on a timed basis, and intensive vocabulary practice. Book required.


GED and Pre-GED Classes

Emily Griffith Technical College offers General Educational Development or GED classes and GED testing to help students who did not graduate from high school but who wish to enroll in a college or university or get a job that requires a high school diploma or GED.

Learn More About GED Testing

English and Citizenship Course Dates

Spring Term 1: January 17 - March 16, 2017
​Registration Begins: December 5

Spring Term 2: March 20 - May 25
​Registration Begins: February 21

 

Register for English Classes Today!

  1. Review the course schedule
  2. Complete the online application
  3. Take a free exam in Room 426 to determine your level
  4. Register for day or evening classes
  5. Complete payment in the Treasurer's Office (6th Floor)

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