English as a Second Language (ESL)

About the Program

ESL is a financial-aid-eligible program with a holistic and student-centered approach designed to improve language skills and enhance academic success. The ESL program offers courses at three levels — basic, intermediate and advanced — and will help you develop a solid foundation in multiple areas such as listening, speaking, grammar, reading, composition and pronunciation. These courses are designed so you can successfully move into a certificate or degree program at CCD or transfer to a four-year college or university.

Students who aren’t yet prepared for this program at CCD are invited to learn more about the English language learning program at the Foundational Skills Institute.

Program Classes & Flexible Scheduling

The program offers learning communities and integrated skills classes. These classes are regularly offered at the downtown Auraria Campus and offer flexible scheduling options. You can combine the three-credit hour classes to meet your scheduling and language-learning needs. You may choose to study either part or full time — in the daytime or in the evening — two, three, or four days a week.

Integrated language skills courses offer a more intensive alternative integrating instruction in grammar, reading, composition and conversation. These classes meet 9 to 12 hours per week.