CRESL Schedule

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.

Interested in Transitions Classes? Click here.

English classes are free for Refugees

Day CRESL Classes

Monday through Friday
(Monday through Thursday during summer)

LEVEL COURSE TIME DAYS
Literacy WOW Basic Skills 8:00 - 9:30 M-F
  Literacy 8:00 - 9:30 M-F
  WOW Basic Skills 9:30 - 11:00  M-F
  Literacy 9:30 - 11:00  M-F
  WOW Basic Skills 12:00 - 1:30 M-F
  Literacy 1:00 - 3:00 M-F
       
Level 1 Listening/Speaking 8:00 - 9:30 M-F
  Reading/Writing 9:30 - 11:00  M-F
  Listening/Speaking 12:00 - 1:30 M-F
  Reading/Writing 1:30 - 3:00 M-F
       
Level 2 Listening/Speaking 8:00 - 9:30 M-F
  On-the-Job Training at Emily’s Coffee 8:00 - 9:30 M-F
  Reading/Writing 9:30 - 11:00  M-F
  On-the-Job Training at Emily’s Coffee 9:30 - 11:00 M-F
  Listening/Speaking 12:00 - 1:30 M-F
  Reading/Writing 1:30 - 3:00 M-F
       
Level 3 Listening/Speaking 8:00 - 9:30  M-F
  8:00 - 9:30 M-F
  Transitions Classes 9:00 - 11:00 M-F
  Reading/Writing 9:30 - 11:00 M-F
  Listening/Speaking 9:30 - 11:00 M-F
  On-the-Job Training at Emily’s Coffee 9:30 - 11:00 M-F
  Transitions Classes 11:00 - 1:00 M-F
  Listening/Speaking 12:00 - 1:30 M-F
  Reading/Writing 1:30 - 3:00 M-F
       
Level 4 Listening/Speaking 8:00 - 9:30  M-F
  On-the-Job Training at Emily’s Coffee 8:00 - 9:30  M-F
  Transitions Classes 9:00 - 11:00 M-F
  Reading/Writing 9:30 - 11:00 M-F
  On-the-Job Training at Emily’s Coffee 9:30 - 11:00 M-F
  Transitions Classes 11:00 - 12:00 M-F
  Multi-Skill 12:00 - 1:30 M-F
       

 

Evening CRESL Classes

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

LEVEL COURSE TIME DAY
Literacy Literacy 6:00 - 8:00 M, W, Th
Levels 1 & 2 Low Intermediate 6:00 - 8:00 M, W, Th
Levels 3 & 4 High Intermediate 6:00 - 8:00 M, W, Th
Levels 3 & 4 Transitions Classes 5:30 - 8:00 M,T,W,Th

CRESL is sponsored by the Colorado Refugee Services Program and funded through the Office of Refugee Resettlement. 

Upcoming Related Events

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Transitions Orientation
Time: 9:30am
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Water Quality Management Classes Start
Time: 7:30am
Monday, January 8, 2018
New CAD Classes Begin
Time: 7:30am

From our students...

The esthetician program is amazing. There are so many options to choose in the field – a spa setting, working with a physician or working with makeup. I love my teacher!

N’dea Moore
Student

From our teachers...

Water Quality Management is a fast paced industry and you are able to earn a certificate in less then a year.

Jeffrey Barnier
Water Quality Managment Instructor