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
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.
English classes are free for Refugees
Day CRESL Classes
Monday through Friday
|Literacy||Literacy||09:00 - 11:00pm||M-F|
|1||Multi Skill||09:00 - 11:00pm||M-F|
|2||Multi Skill||09:00 - 11:00pm||M-F|
|3||Multi Skill||09:00 - 11:00pm||M-F|
|4||Multi Skill||09:00 - 11:00pm||M-F|
|1, 2||Reading and Writing||12:00 - 01:00pm||M-F|
|3, 4||Reading and Writing||12:00 - 01:00pm||M-F|
Evening CRESL Classes
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
|Literacy||Literacy||6:00 - 8:00pm||M, W, Th|
|1, 2||Low Intermediate||6:00 - 8:00pm||M, W, Th|
|3, 4||High Intermediate||6:00 - 8:00pm||M, W, Th|
CRESL is sponsored by the Colorado Refugee Services Program and funded through the Office of Refugee Resettlement.
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From our students...
I want to learn more about cake decorating and all the different techniques. My ultimate goal is to become a cake decorator.
From our teachers...
There are students at different levels in every class and they can help and work with each other. I’m here to keep students moving in the right direction.