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Adult ESL & Literacy

Jeffco provides both Jeffco parents and adults in the community with high-quality literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to:

  • Improve English language skills.

  • Connect with educational, career and essential life resources. 

  • Provide skills to be comfortable in the U.S. and improve their lives.

Jeffco creates a community of students and staff where everyone is culturally sensitive and treated with respect. 

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Program values:

  • Accessibility
  • Respect, equity, and cultural awareness & sensitivity
  • High-quality education
  • Continuous improvement of all members of our program
  • Collaboration (internally and externally)
  • Community empowerment, belonging, & connectedness

Adult ESL is part of the department of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE) which provides support for multilingual Learners and their families. CLDE includes programs in ESL, Dual Language and Adult ESL and Literacy.

Free ESL Programs

Adult ESL Literacy for Refugees

  • Pre-literacy, Basic literacy, Basic ESL, and Beginning ESL classes for new refugees.
  • Students learn English literacy skills and participate in community activities.
  • This program is funded by the Colorado Refugee Services Program (CRSP).

Adult ESL Literacy Enrollment

Jeffco offers free morning, afternoon and evening ESL classes to students with a valid refugee, asylee or special immigrant visa holder status. We enroll students each month.

Adult ESL and Workforce Development

  • Beginning through Advanced ESL and Adult Basic Education classes for all non-native English speakers. Students improve their English.
  • Students work towards getting a career or improving their career opportunities by next taking a GED, attending a Community or Technical College, or collaborating with a Workforce Development Center in Jefferson/Clear Creek/Gilpin Counties or Broomfield County. This program is funded by the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA).

Adult ESL and Workforce Development Classes Enrollment

  • Free, morning and evening ESL classes are available for adults ages 18 and over.
  • Terms are 13 weeks and offered year-round with two enrollment periods. 
  • Students in Adult ESL classes can meet with a career navigator to identify their career or educational goals before they enroll. Setting and mapping goals supports their success.

Adult Basic Education ESL

  • Free, morning Adult Basic Education (ABE) ESL classes are available for adults ages 18 and over.

Adult Basic Education ESL Enrollment 

  • Terms are 13 weeks and are offered year-round with two enrollment periods. 
  • Students in ABE ESL classes must meet with a career navigator to define their career or educational goals before they enroll. Setting and mapping goals supports their success. 

ESL Class Schedule

Sign Up to Receive Enrollment Information

Complete the Interest form to receive an email at the time that the next enrollment begins.

See Jeffco’s annual calendar for all terms and vacation schedules.

Locations

Family Literacy Building
5280 W. Ohio Ave.
Lakewood, CO  80226

Mandalay Middle School
9651 Pierce St.
Westminster, CO 80021 

Online and hybrid classes will meet on Google Meet.

Contact Us

Adult ESL & Literacy

Phone: 303-982-5221
Email: adultESL@jeffco.k12.co.us

Jeffco Schools does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or age in its programs or activities.

For questions regarding the instruction of adults with disabilities, contact Keenan Sweigart at 303-982-5221 or keenan.sweigart@jeffco.k12.co.us.