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English Language Acquisition (ELA)

Each year, 3,000 students representing nearly half the globe, attend English classes at EGTC. There are three intensive English programs with a range of levels. Day or evening classes are available.

PACT (Pre-Academic Career and Technical) English Program: Designed for students with goals of improving their employment opportunities, completing their GED and/or enrolling in higher education including Career Technical Education (CTE) programs such as nursing, dental assisting, computer network technician, pharmacy technician, water quality management, auto technician, HVAC, and welding.

Prices are equal for all tuition-based English classes. There are no in-state or out-of-state prices for tuition-based ESL classes. Refugees and asylees can enroll in the Career Readiness English as Second Language (CRESL) program at no charge.

Intensive English classes are available in the day Monday through Friday and Evenings Monday through Thursday.

To register, go to Room 426 for a free assessment test. No appointment necessary. Office hours are Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 720-423-4750 or email LearnEnglish@EmilyGriffith.edu.

The English language instructors have many years of experience. Many are industry thought-leaders, have a Masters Degrees and serve on the boards of local and national organizations in TESOL, adult education, refugee empowerment, literacy and accreditation bodies.

Advising for students in English Classes

Advising is offered Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Students may call 720-423-4750 or email LearnEnglish@emilygriffith.edu to get more information. To ensure enrollment please register a month before the start date. An advisor is also available to assist students in the English language program to enroll in college and career programs. The advisor helps students navigate the registration process and how to advance from English classes to college certificate courses. EG Tech also provides free classes bridge course to help students transfer from English classes to college programs.

For advising information contact Vanessa Kirn at Vanessa.Kirn@emilygriffith.edu or 720-423-4818.


Community English Language Program

Designed for students who are looking to improve their general English skills in order to better communicate in their jobs, attain citizenship, and interact with their children's teachers and schools.

Courses

  • Multi-Skills Levels 1-4
  • Conversation 1,2
  • Advanced Conversation 3, 4, 5
  • Advanced Writing 3, 4, 5
  • TOEFL 3,4,5
  • Pronunciation 3, 4
  • Discussion Techniques 3, 4, 5

Career Readiness English as a Second Language (CRESL)

Also known as Colorado Refugee ESL, this program is free for refugees and all Office of Refugee Resettlement eligible individuals.   CRESL is designed for individuals who need to quickly gain enough job-readiness English to secure good jobs and adjust to life in the Denver metro area.  The program is free for up to five years.

CRESL Courses

Level 1

  • Literacy
  • World of Work

Level 2

  • Listening/Speaking
  • Reading/Writing
  • Computer Skills

Level 3

  • Listening/Speaking
  • Reading/Writing
  • Computer Skills
  • On-the-Job Tranining at Emily’s Coffee
  • World of Work

Level 4

  • Listening/Speaking
  • Reading/Writing
  • Computer Literacy
  • On-the-Job Tranining at Emily’s Coffee
  • World of Work

Level 5

  • Listening/Speaking
  • Reading/Writing
  • Computer Literacy
  • On-the-Job Tranining at Emily’s Coffee
  • World of Work

Pre-Academic Career and Technical English

Level 1

Level 1 English language students have a choice of taking speaking, listening, reading, or writing classes. This level helps students form simple sentences, use subject-verb agreement correctly, develop life skills vocabulary, and learn simple present, future, and past verb tenses. Before completing this level, students need to be able to use simple sentences (subject-verb-object) in oral and written form.

Level 2

Upon completing Level 1 classes or passing the placement test, students move to the next level. At Level 2, students review sentence structure and identify basic parts of a paragraph. Emphasis is placed on use of correct sentence structure and grammar. Students work in small groups and speak in front of the class. At this level, students will use vocabulary in new situations, understand basic punctuation, and express feelings and opinions.

Level 3

To start this level, students need to test out of Level 2 or pass the placement to Level 3. Students read short stories and articles, learn to write three paragraphs on a familiar topic. Upon the completion of Level 3, students are able to give short presentations, describe problems and complaints, express opinions and preferences, write three paragraphs on a familiar topic, and communicate effectively on the job.

Level 4

To start this level, students need to test out of Level 3 or pass the placement to level 4. Courses focus on reading stories and authentic materials, writing essays, self-correcting, as well as preparing for college entrance tests. Students give presentations on researched topics, and give 10-minute argumentative speeches with supporting opinions.

English Class Registration Steps

1. Review the English course schedule at EmilyGriffith.edu/Colorado-English-School

2. Complete the Emily Griffith online application or come in to complete the application in Room 426 at Emily Griffith Technical College, 1860 Lincoln St.

3. Take a free test in Room 426 to determine your level.

4. Speak with the front office to determine the best English course for you and your schedule for day or evening classes. Classes are available in the day and evenings Monday through Friday.

5. Complete payment in the Treasurer's Office at 1860 Lincoln St., 6th Floor. or online at

6. You will receive your books in class from the teacher once you have submitted your payment.