Career Readiness ESL

If you are a refugee who has entered the United States in the last five years, our Career Readiness ESL (CRESL) program will help you build your language skills and find a job. 

Career Readiness ESL (CRESL)  is our free English program for refugees. In CRESL classes, you’ll learn the language skills you need to work in the United States. You can take classes ranging from low-literacy to advanced. 

All individuals with refugee or asylum status can attend CRESL classes for free for up to five years. 

Project Worthmore: We have partnered with Project Worthmore to offer our CRESL classes at Village Exchange Center at 1609 Havana St, Aurora, Colo. and Hidden Brook Apartments, 1313 Xenia St, Denver, in addition to our main location at 1860 Lincoln St, Denver, Colo. 

Register today: If you are ready to get started learning English, check out our class schedule below and start your application here

You will need documentation showing your immigration status to register. 

Questions? If you need more information, give us a call at 720-423-4700 or email us at

Or come visit us during regular office hours at 1860 Lincoln St, Denver, Colo.: 

  • Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 


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“I had to figure out how to organize my life and my family and how to be successful in the U.S.”
— Adnan

In Syria, Adnan studied pharmacology in college and worked as a Pharmaceutical Representative and in medical sales for 7 years. When he first arrived here in Denver, he heard about Emily Griffith and started taking English classes. “One of the challenges I faced upon arriving was getting familiar with new words, new language, new environment, new expectations,” explains Adnan. “I had to figure out how to organize my life and my family and how to be successful in the U.S. It was really expensive in Colorado and a challenge to get a job. I got a job as a driver, but it wasn’t in my field and I didn’t make enough to pay my expenses.”

He says that Tiffany Jaramillo helped him in the CAREERS program and once his English was good enough he worked on getting into the Pharmacy Tech program. “I needed to get my high school diploma from my country, but this was too hard because my country was in the war. I had to get the documents I had translated and then work with the Health Science department to get approved with what I had,” explains Adnan.

The Pharmacy Tech classes have had their own challenges for Adnan. “I had to learn a new vocabulary and medical words. My primary language is Arabic and most of the people in my class speak English,” he says. “Mr. Joe has helped me if I need specific or more help or clarifications. He is a helpful man.”

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