Pre-Academic and Community English (PACE) : Emily Griffith Technical College

Pre-Academic and Community English (PACE)


The Pre-Academic and Community English (PACE) program is our academic English program that helps students improve their everyday English and develop skills to excel in their education, employment, and community. Students can take multiple classes at a time to focus on the language skills of their choice.


PACE classes are open to all English language learners, regardless of immigration status.
**Students in PACE classes are not eligible for a Student Visa.


Tuition varies by class selection and ranges from $140.00 to $500.00* per class each 8-week term. Students may qualify for a scholarship although it is not guaranteed.
*Subject to change

Location and Registration Information

LocationMain Campus
1860 Lincoln St. Denver, CO 80203
Registration TimesMonday & Tuesday from 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday & Thursday from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Friday from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

The PACE Program has 5 eight-week terms per year. Students can apply at any time. Registration is available online or in-person during the 3 weeks prior to term start dates. 

Open Registration PeriodClass Period
December 5, 2022 – January 4, 2023January 9, 2023 – March 9, 2023
February 13, 2023 – March 7, 2023March 13, 2023 – May 18, 2023
May 1, 2023 – May 23, 2023May 30, 2023 – July 27, 2023

Registration Steps for New Students

New students can complete step 1 at any time.  Registration steps 2-6 must be completed during the registration period. Returning students who have not studied at Emily Griffith in the last year will be required to complete steps 2 – 6. Registration updates and reminders will be sent via email after completing the application. 

  1. Apply online at TODAY! 
  2. Complete placement test in person or online
    • In-Person Testing at Emily Griffith Technical College – 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO (Hours: Monday – Tuesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Wednesday – Thursday 9:00 am – 3:30 pm)  
    • Online test will be sent by email during open registration period
  3. Choose classes based on level determined by placement test
    • Class selection available in person or online through Google Form
  4. Navigator will register you for class(es) and give you class details
  5. Pay tuition before your first day of class
    • Students who need financial help can apply for a scholarship
  6. Start classes!

Class Options

ClassesLevelTime of DayFormat
Integrated Skills1, 2, 3, 4MorningIn-Person
Multi Skills1, 2, 3*, 4*Morning, Evening, and SaturdayIn-Person and Online*
Grammar1, 2, 3, 4MorningIn-Person
Reading and Writing1, 2, 3, 4MorningIn-Person
Conversation1, 2, 3, 4Afternoon and EveningIn-Person
Pronunciation2, 3, 4, 5Afternoon and EveningIn-Person and Online
Vocational Transitions4, 5Morning and EveningOnline
NOTE: Specific class options and details will be available after completion of the Emily Griffith Technical College application and English placement test. 

For Questions

Call: 303-495-5319
Come in: 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80203 – 6th floor Welcome Desk

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"Come study at Emily Griffith because the teachers are amazing and you will have a great experience."

Chansoth Sen is a recent graduate of our English and Cosmetology programs. Chansoth first moved to the US in 2009 from Cambodia and came to Emily Griffith to improve her English. “My English was very bad when I started school and I was shy when I have to speak,” she explains. 

She worked her way through English classes and then began working on her certificate in Cosmetology. Chansoth worked closely with our ELA and Career Services navigation team to plan and achieve her academic and career goals. She plans to work in a salon to gain experience until she can open her own salon here and in Cambodia. 

Chansoth encourages others to come study at Emily Griffith. “You are never too late to go to school and become who you want to be. If you work hard, you can accomplish all of your goals. Come study at Emily Griffith because the teachers are amazing and you will have a great experience.”

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