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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

Morning CRESL Classes

Monday through Friday*
LEVEL COURSE TIME DAYS
Literacy Literacy 8:00 - 9:15  M,T,W,Th,F
  Literacy 9:30 - 11:00  M,T,W,Th,F
       
Level 1 Listening/Speaking 8:00 - 9:15 M,T,W,Th,F
  Computer Skills  8:00 - 9:15 M,T,W,Th,F
  Reading/Writing 9:30 - 11:00  M,T,W,Th,F
       
Level 2 Listening/Speaking 8:00 - 9:15  M,T,W,Th,F
  Computer Skills 8:00 - 9:15  M,T,W,Th,F
  On-the-Job Training at Emily’s Coffee 8:00 - 9:15 M,T,W,Th,F
  Reading/Writing 9:30 - 11:00  M,T,W,Th,F
  On-the-Job Training at Emily’s Coffee 9:30 - 11:00 M,T,W,Th,F
       
Level 3 Listening/Speaking 8:00 - 9:15  M,T,W,Th,F
  8:00 - 9:15 M,T,W,Th,F
  Transitions Classes 9:00 - 11:00 M,T,W,Th,F
  Reading/Writing 9:30 - 11:00 M,T,W,Th,F
  Listening/Speaking 9:30 - 11:00 M,T,W,Th,F
  On-the-Job Training at Emily’s Coffee 9:30 - 11:00 M,T,W,Th,F
  Conversation Class 11:00 - 12:00 M,T,W,Th,F
  Transitions Classes 11:00 - 1:00 M,T,W,Th,F
       
Level 4 Reading/Writing 8:00 - 9:15  M,T,W,Th,F
  On-the-Job Training at Emily’s Coffee 8:00 - 9:15  M,T,W,Th,F
  Transitions Classes 9:00 - 11:00 M,T,W,Th,F
  Listening/Speaking 9:30 - 11:00 M,T,W,Th,F
  On-the-Job Training at Emily’s Coffee 9:30 - 11:00 M,T,W,Th,F
  Conversation Class 11:00 - 12:00 M,T,W,Th,F
  Transitions Classes 11:00 - 12:00 M,T,W,Th,F
 

 

Afternoon CRESL Classes

Monday through Friday*
LEVEL COURSE TIME DAYS
Literacy Literacy 1:30 - 3:00 M,T,W,Th,F
       
Level 1 Reading/Writing 12:00 - 1:15 M,T,W,Th,F
  Computer Skills 12:00 - 1:15 M,T,W,Th,F
  Listening/Speaking 1:30 - 3:00 M,T,W,Th,F
       
Level 2 Reading/Writing 12:00 - 1:15  M,T,W,Th,F
  Computer Skills 12:00 - 1:15 M,T,W,Th,F
  On-the-Job Training at Emily’s Coffee 12:00 - 1:15 M,T,W,Th,F
  Listening/Speaking 1:30 - 3:00   M,T,W,Th,F
       
Level 3 Reading/Writing 12:00 - 1:15  M,T,W,Th,F
  On-the-Job Training at Emily’s Coffee 12:00 - 1:15  M,T,W,Th,F
  Listening/Speaking 1:30 - 3:00 M,T,W,Th,F
  Transitions Classes 11:00 - 1:00 M,T,W,Th,F
       
Level 4 Reading/Writing 12:00 - 1:15  M,T,W,Th,F
  On-the-Job Training at Emily’s Coffee 12:00 - 1:15  M,T,W,Th,F
  Transitions Classes 11:00 - 1:00 M,T,W,Th,F
       

*No Friday classes in summer

Late Afternoon CRESL Classes

Monday through Thursday
LEVEL COURSE TIME DAYS
Literacy and
Levels 1 & 2
Beginning 3:00 - 6:00 M, T, W, Th
Levels 3 & 4 High Intermediate 3:00 - 6:00 M, T, W, Th
       
       
       

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

Monday, April 3, 2017
Free Tax Help
Time: 5:30am
Friday, April 7, 2017
Legal Advice Office
Time: 11:15am
Monday, April 10, 2017
Free Tax Help
Time: 5:30am

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