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||10:00 - 12:00pm||M-F|
|1||Multi Skill||10:00 - 12:00pm||M-F|
|2||Multi Skill||10:00 - 12:00pm||M-F|
|3||Multi Skill||10:00 - 12:00pm||M-F|
|4||Multi Skill||10:00 - 12:00pm||M-F|
|1, 2||Low Intermediate||12:30 - 2:30pm||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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