English as a Second LanguageCurriculum
Community ESL is now Community ELL or Community English Language Learning (C-ELL).
Our ELL programs do not meet F1 visa requirements. For F1 visa information, please visit our International Student page.
Do you want to increase your confidence in listening, speaking, grammar, and writing English? Community ELL offers non-credit courses.
Community ELL offers non-credit classes that teach core skills in Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening. Core levels include 2/3 low-beginning to high-beginning. 4/5 low-intermediate to high-intermediate. 5/6 low-advanced to high-advanced.
Location: Community College of Denver Auraria Campus, Confluence Building. 800 Curtis Street 80204 (Room numbers vary).
Length: 12 weeks Cost: $260.00 for a 12-week class
When you complete the Sign-Up, you will select the Placement Test and Orientation date to attend. Classes are subject to change depending on class enrollment and instructor availability. January 17 – May 4 (15 weeks), two times a week, 2 hours a day. In-person or online.
Level 2-3 In-person: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m. (10th & Osage)
Level 4-5 In-person: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (10th & Osage)
Level 2-3 Online: Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
FULL (waitlist) Level 4-5 Online: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
FULL (waitlist) Level 5-6 Online: Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Level 0-1 In-Person: Fridays, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Denver Housing Authority (DHA) Sun Valley (13th & Holden). (tentative)
Locations: DHA Community Connections (10th & Osage) or DHA Sun Valley (13th & Holden).
Length: 15 weeks Cost: Free to qualified applicants. Full. Check back in May. Thank you.
The Nurse Aide class will prepare advanced language learners (level 6+) for the vocabulary used in the nurse aide profession. The next class is offered online with an instructor on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 11:00 am, February 13 - July 31, 2023. Cost $299 includes all instruction and materials. Please fill out the form below.
Link here: NurseAide Interest - Formstack
Interested in a career in welding, machining, or Computer-Aided Design (CAD)? This program will help you study English to succeed in your courses. Advanced English language students (Level 5-6) qualify for the ELL for Manufacturing program. Apprenticeships and employment assistance are available. This program is closed for Spring 2023.
Connect with one of our academic advisors to explore options.
CCD is offering two new courses for Advanced level English language learners during the Spring 2023 semester under the English (ENG) prefix. These for-credit college classes qualify for financial aid and scholarships (Financial Aid application and eligibility required).
The courses are designed specifically for students who could benefit from additional language instruction while they begin earning credits toward their certificate or degree.
Special Topics: ENG 0076 Integrated English Skills (CRN 32471) is a 6-credit course that covers reading, writing, and academic study skills to prepare multilingual learners for transfer-level classes. This course integrates and contextualizes English literacy and oracy (listening and speaking) skills to accelerate language acquisition. This 15-week Spring 2023 class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Special Topics: ENG 0077 Studio 1021 for Multi-Language Learners is a 3-credit corequisite course that pairs with ENG 1021-18C (CRNs 32476 and 32475). It is similar to ENG 0094 but focuses on language learners' unique needs. The course supports multilingual learners in reading, writing, and language acquisition strategies tailored to pair with ENG 1021: English Composition I coursework. These 15-week Spring 2023 classes will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
CCD ESL classes do not meet F1 visa requirements; please visit our International Students page for more information about qualifying for CCD Programs of Study.
1. Apply to CCD
2. Take the ESL Accuplacer at the CCD Testing Center
3. Questions? Contact Mike Chrzanowski
Food & Beverage Language Institute (FBLI) Download our Flyer here.
Are you a restaurant, beverage, or hospitality company with Spanish-speaking employees who want to improve their English language skills? FBLI is a joint venture program of Community College of Denver and the Hispanic Restaurant Association. The FBLI learning model uses flexible web-based learning enhanced by 1-on-1 instructional support and coaching.
Cost: $500 per employee for a 3-month access window.
For more information, email Delta Donohue or call 303.352.6027.
Business English for Career Professionals
This course is designed for English language learners who want to improve their language skills at work. The course includes activities and practice in reading, writing, pronunciation, and listening. Industries served include industrial laundry, food & beverage, excavating, landscaping, and health care.
Additional customized classes offered on-demand. For more information, email Delta Donohue or call 303.352.6027.
English Language Learning (ELL) for Nurse Aide
The Nurse Aide class will prepare advanced language learners (level 6+) for the vocabulary used in the nurse aide profession. The next class is online with an instructor on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 11:00 am, February 13 - July 31, 2023. The cost is $299 and includes all instruction and materials. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please fill out the interest form below.
Link here: NurseAide Interest - Formstack
English Language Learning (ELL) for Early Childhood Education (ECE)
The class will prepare advanced language learners (level 6+) for the vocabulary used in the early childhood educator profession. For more information, contact email@example.com.
The ESL center at the Excel Zone is open to all students who are enrolled in ESL pathways.
Academic English Second Language (ESL) courses are 3-credit hour courses. Community ESL is a non-credit program serving diverse communities throughout Metro Denver.
The Academic ESL program is federal financial aid eligible.
The Community ESL program is not eligible for federal financial aid. Payment plans and a limited number of grant-funded scholarships are available for qualified students.
Mirror of the World is a student/tutor project of the English as a Second Language (ESL) department in the Center for Arts and Humanities. All of the contents are written by current or former ESL students in various classes. Submissions are selected by the editorial team of tutors in the ESL tutoring center. We hope you enjoy this year's publication.