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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.

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Free day and evening English ESL (English as a Second Language) and Adult Basic Education (ABE) 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


For all general inquiries, please email us:

Karen Caddoo

Adult ESL and Literacy Coordinator

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


Winter/Spring Semester- January 10-April 29th

Classes are FREE and you must attend 8 hours each week!


Getting Started:

1.  Make an appointment for Orientation Link

2.  Attend Orientation (in-person only)

  • Complete the registration documents

  • Reading Test

  • Learning Contract

  • Class Assignment

Thank you.

If you have questions, please email:



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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Online and hybrid classes will meet on Google Meet. 


Click here to see a Sample Schedule for the Winter/Spring 2022 Semester! 

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