English Programs at Emily Griffith : Emily Griffith Technical College

English Programs at Emily Griffith


Are you ready to learn English? We can help! We have been helping adults 17 years and older learn English for more than 100 years. Each year more than 1,400 students from 85 different countries, speaking 66 different languages, come to Emily Griffith to learn English. At Emily Griffith, we offer two English language programs.


PACE Pre-Academic and Community English
Classes for any English language learner, regardless of immigration status.

CRESL – Career Readiness English and a Second Language
Classes for those who have refugee or SIV status, have been granted final asylum approvals, have Humanitarian Parolee status from Afghanistan or Ukraine AND have been in the US for less than 5 years.

* Not sure which program is for you? Please email us at learnenglish@emilygriffith.edu

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“The first time I walked into class, I was like this is where I’m supposed to be."

Jessica Blackburn’s parents always encouraged her to find a skilled trade. “I always loved learning about the human body and how things work so part of me has always thought about being a nurse,” says Jessica

But training to be a nurse can be expensive. So she decided to come take her CNA classes at Emily Griffith. 

“The first time I walked into class, I was like this is where I’m supposed to be,” says Jessica. “The atmosphere is super friendly; I loved being in Mrs. Law’s class.” 

She was impressed by how much the class prepared her for her boards. “I was absolutely more confident in my skills than others taking the boards that day,” she says. 

She finished the program in October and began working as a home health aide. And more recently she got a job as a CNA in the telemetry unit at SCL Health Lutheran Medical Center, where she will be assisting with monitoring vital signs.  

She would definitely recommend the Emily Griffith CNA program to others. “It prepares you for the real world,” says Jessica. “It’s a welcoming place and they really want you to succeed.” 

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