ESL: Continuing Education/Non-Credit Courses

Welcome to Red Rocks Community College! We are so glad you are interested in taking courses with us.


We currently have 2 different English as a Second Language programs. The first is our Intensive English Language Program which is 20 hours per week from 8am-12pm, Monday through Friday, for 8 to 16 weeks. If that type of program does not work for your schedule, consider our second ESL option - the Continuing Education/Non-Credit ESL Courses! These courses are taught approximatley 6 hours per week, two evenings per week, for 8 weeks. These courses are meant for busy individuals who do not have time to do extensive amounts of homework but still want to practice their English and learn new language skills.


Since these classes are not for college credit, they are not financial aid eligible. They are a flat rate of $350 for all students, regardless of residency status. These classes are not available for F-1 students who are required to meet specific full-time coursework requirements. Even though the classes are non-credit, they may meet other requirements for classes requiring a certain number of face-to-face contact hours.


Due to COVID-19 restrictions our non-credit ESL courses may be offered online over Zoom. Typically the classes are held at our Lakewood campus.


These classes are not being held during the Fall 2021 semester. Please contact the international office to get on the waiting list for the Spring 2022 semester classes.


The levels offered for these non-credit courses are below. Please note that we do not offer every single level each semester:

  • Basic I
  • Basic II
  • Intermediate I
  • Intermediate II
  • ESL Academic Study Strategies I
  • ESL Academic Study Strategies II