Emily Griffith Technical College: Career Readiness ESL (CRESL)

Career Readiness ESL (CRESL)


CRESL classes focus on the workplace and provide students with the communication skills necessary to find work, improve work, and be successful in the workplace. Classes are funded by the Colorado Refugee Services Program. 


CRESL classes are open to New Americans who arrived as:

Students can take these classes for 5 years after arriving in the United States. Please bring immigration documents to registration. Our staff will use them to check eligibility.


Free for eligible students.

Location and Registration Information

The CRESL Program has open enrollment, and new students can register any time. New students begin classes weekly. Students must come in-person to register for classes.

LocationMain Campus
1860 Lincoln St. Denver, CO 80203
Aspen Hall at Mosaic Community Campus
7039 E 18th Ave, Denver, CO 80220
Registration TimesMonday & Wednesday  
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday       
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration Steps for New Students

  1. New students can walk-in for registration or be referred by staff at a Resettlement Agency or a Community Sponsor. 
    • No appointment necessary during registration times (see above for specific days/times).
  2. Complete placement test 
  3. Choose class(es) based on level and schedule 
  4. Students taking in-person classes will get a student ID card and tour building. Students taking online classes will receive the link to join class and receive class materials. 
  5. Start classes!

Class Options

ClassesLevelTime of DayFormat
Multi SkillsLiteracy (beginner), 
 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Morning, Afternoon, or EveningIn-Person (at Main Campus and Aspen Hall) or Online
CitizenshipDaytime Morning & AfternoonOnline
Computers1, 2, 3, 4Daytime AfternoonIn-Person (only at Main Campus)
Writing2, 3, 4, 5Daytime AfternoonOnline
Vocational Transitions4, 5Morning & EveningOnline
NOTE: Online classes do fill up and availability is not guaranteed. Students interested in online classes must have an email address, reliable internet access, and a device with Google Meet compatibility. Specific class options and details will be available at registration.

For Questions

Email: Learnenglish@emilygriffith.edu
Call: 303-325-3392

Review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).