English as a Second Language (ESL)

About the Program

ESL is a 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 transition into a certificate and degree program at CCD or transfer to a four-year college or university.

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. 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 nine to 12 hours per week.

Start Here. Go Anywhere.

The ESL center at the Academic Support Center is open to all students who are enrolled in the ESL program. Located on the fourth floor of the Confluence Building, the labs are open Monday through Friday. Tutors, instructors, and some individual computer programs are available to help you with class assignments.

Learn more about the Academic Support Center

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.