ESL - English Language Program Classes


International students/ F1 Visa

We have an ESL program for International Students with an F1 Visa. These classes are held at the same time and days with the credit-based ESL classes. F1 Visa students, however, have additional requirements and need to attend class five days a week for a minimum of 18 classroom hours. On those Tuesdays and Thursdays our International Students can take classes that support their English learning with topics such as American Civics, Career Exploration, American Film Appreciation, Public Speaking and Communication, and American Literature. If you are interested in this program, please contact:

Intensive resident/Credit Program

Our Academic ESL Program is for students seeking more education beyond the English language, a certificate, or a college degree. This program will prepare students for next level success in any pathway they choose. This program will be rigorous and will have well defined outcomes. We offer three levels of instruction, and you will need to come to campus for an ESL Accuplacer Assessment to determine your level of instruction. After you complete our advanced level, you will be ready to take transfer level college classes. Each level of ESL will be 12 credit hours and is considered a full-time student. As a full- time student, you are expected to apply for FAFSA (Federal financial aid) and it is possible to receive financial support for your college tuition and books. You can find the cost of tuition on the webpage under “paying for college”. Please plan ahead for financial aid as it can take time to process. In addition to financial aid, there are a few more enrollment processes and we are here to help guide you through that process.

Our classes meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 am to 12:35 pm. These classes will be held at the Red Rocks Community College campus, and it is important to understand that attendance is mandatory. If you are interested in this ESL pathway, please be prepared to study hard. Those with full time jobs or family responsibilities need to think about their ability to commit the time needed for success. 

We look forward to hearing from you. Please let us know how we can help you achieve your dream of English fluency.

J1Visa and Au Pair Students

Red Rocks is not offering any noncredit ESL classes in the Summer 24 or Fall 24 semester.