Career Readiness ESL 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.

Thursday, August 1st, is the last day of our Refugee ESL classes at Emily Griffith for the summer. We will be on summer break from August 2nd through August 17th. 

Refugee ESL classes will resume on Monday, August 19th and students are welcome to start classes again that day or any Monday after that. 

Our office will maintain normal hours throughout the summer break, except for 8/15/ when the office will be closed for staff training. New students and students returning to school after 1 year or more are welcome to come in anytime during the break to complete their placement test, then start classes on 8/19. 

Registration & Testing Hours

Students: Bring I-94 card with you to registration. If you have a CARES form, please bring it, too. 

or

Case managers: 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

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

Daytime CRESL Classes

Class Days Time Teacher
Level 1      
Multi Skills 1A Monday-Friday 09:00 - 11:00am Hosp
Multi Skills 1B Monday-Friday 09:00 - 11:00am Pinckney
Reading/Writing 1,2 Monday-Friday 12:00 - 01:00pm Satterfield
Level 2      
Multi Skills 2 Monday-Friday 09:00 - 11:00am Isaacs
Ready/Writing 1,2 Monday-Friday 12:00 - 01:00pm Satterfield
Level 3      
Multi Skills 3 Monday-Friday 09:00 - 11:00am Krygowski
Reading/Writing 3,4 Monday-Friday 12:00 - 01:00pm Krygowski
Level 4      
Multi Skills 4 Monday-Friday 09:00 - 11:00am Mowrer
Reading/Writing 3,4 Monday-Friday 12:00 - 01:00pm Krygowski

Evening CRESL Classes

Class Days Time Teacher
Multi-skills Literacy Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 06:00 - 08:00pm Kilmer
Multi-skills Level 1,2 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 06:00 - 08:00pm Golestani
Multi-skills Level 3,4 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 06:00 - 08:00pm Hoetzle

 

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Monday, August 19, 2019
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