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.

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.

CRESL Class Schedule

Location: Emily Griffith Campus, 1860 Lincoln St, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203

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 Low Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 06:00 - 08:00pm Golestani
Multi-skills High Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 06:00 - 08:00pm Hoetzle

 

Additional Locations

Location: Village Exchange Center, 1609 Havana Street, Aurora, CO 80010

Class Days Time Room
Multi-skills Low Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 12:00pm Coconut
Multi-skills High Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 12:00pm Bamboo
Multi-skills Literacy Monday - Thursday 12:45pm - 02:45pm Bamboo

 

Location: Hidden Brook Apartments, 1313 Xenia St, Denver, CO 80220

Class Days Time Room
Citizenship Prep Monday & Wednesday 08:30 - 09:30am Hidden Brook
Multi-skills Low Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 08:30 - 10:30am Hidden Brook
Financial Literacy Monday 09:45 - 11:15am Hidden Brook

 

For questions about classes located at the Emily Griffith Campus (1860 Lincoln St), please call 720-423-4750.

For questions about classes located at the Village Exchange Center or Hidden Brook Apartments, please call 720-460-1393. 

Upcoming Related Events

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Trades Information Night
Time: 4:00pm
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Trades Information Night
Time: 4:00pm