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Adult ESL and Literacy

The mission of the Jeffco Adult ESL and Literacy program is to provide quality English language and literacy instruction that prepares adult learners for a successful future.

Classes are offered for students with Beginning to Advanced English skills. The classes are designed to challenge the English language learner to improve listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar skills. Pre and post-test assessments are used to measure student progress and guide instruction.

During the 2020-2021 year all classes were online. In 2021-2022, we plan to offer in-person and online classes.

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We are not enrolling new students into the program until August 2021.

2020/21 Schedule English 

2020/21 Schedule Spanish (español)

2020/21 Schedule Chinese (中文)

2020/21 Schedule Russian (русский язык)

2020/21 Schedule Vietnamese (tiếng việt)


Free day and evening English ESL (English as a Second Language) classes are available for adults ages 18 and over.

Sessions are 15 weeks in length and are similar to Jeffco Public Schools’ semester calendar. 

Fall Semester = August - December
Spring Semester = January - May
Summer Session (10 weeks) = May - July

We are not enrolling new students into the program until August 2021. Registration information will be posted in early summer.  Please contact 303-982-5221 with questions.


The following locations have been assessment sites during 20/21. We plan to have them return as class and assessment sites for 21/22.

Family Literacy Building
5280 W. Ohio Ave.
Lakewood, CO  80226
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Thomson Elementary 
7750 Harlan St 
Arvada, CO 80003  
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Karen Caddoo
Adult ESL and Literacy Coordinator
English 303-982-7484
Spanish 303-982-5221

Oliva Castillo
Technician-Program Support

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.  Contact the Executive Director of Employee Relations 1829 Denver West Drive, Building #27 P.O. Box 4001 Golden, CO 80401-0001 or call 303-982-6544.  Questions regarding instruction of adults with disabilities contact the Accessible Design Coordinator, Catherine Curran at 303-982-5221 or email

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