English as a Second Language & Citizenship Preparation Classes

//English as a Second Language & Citizenship Preparation Classes
English as a Second Language & Citizenship Preparation Classes 2017-08-24T11:25:34+00:00

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English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes are offered to immigrants and refugees at a low cost of $50/year.  ESL classes focus on basic skills instruction covering topics such as health, shopping, housing, jobs, emergencies, community services, and many other issues dealing with everyday living.

Citizenship Preparation Classes are offered at a low-cost of $30/course. Citizenship classes prepare students to take the citizenship test by providing information about the citizenship application process, including lessons on civics and history, as well as English writing and reading preparation.

During both types of classes, we also offer enriched child care for $25/semester/child.

English as a Second Language

ESL classes are offered at the beginner, intermediate and high intermediate levels. Students are tested for their level at the time of registration. Referrals are made for those who are qualified for advanced or GED levels.

English classes focus on basic skills instruction covering topics such as health, shopping, housing, jobs, emergencies, community services, and many other issues dealing with everyday living.

English as a Second Language classes are offered September through May. Registration takes place in August, but enrollment is open throughout the year. When classes are full, students are put on a waiting list and placed in a class when space is available. New classes may start during the year when needed.


Find the Next Class

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church

2715 Pikes Peak Avenue

Monday and Wednesday

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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St. Patrick’s Catholic Church

6455 Brook Park Drive

Tuesday and Thursday

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Atlas Preparatory School

1450 Academy Park Loop

Tuesday and Thursday

6:30 p.m. – 8 :30 p.m.

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Citizenship Preparation Classes

U.S. Citizenship Preparation Classes are offered September through May. Registration and enrollment take place throughout the year. When classes are full, students are put on a waiting list and placed in a class when space is available.

Find the Next Class

Atlas Preparatory School

1450 Academy Park Loop

Tuesday and Thursday

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Enriched Childcare

For $25/semester/child, onsite, enriched childcare is available for children of ESL or Citizenship Class students. Enriched childcare is led by a trained childcare worker who engages children in interactive reading circles and other education activities.

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Meet Our ESL Director

Gabriel Cabos joined Catholic Charities in September of 2015. Immediately prior, he worked for D-11 Schools in El Paso County for nearly two years as a community liaison supporting English as a Second Language for individuals and families. His experience also includes working as an ESL instructor for the Pikes Peak Library District through its adult literacy program; an ESL/Bilingual Assistant for a large middle school in Houston, Texas; and a paraprofessional for the Denver Public Schools system’s English Language Acquisition program. Likewise, he has experience working as a trained Special Education paraprofessional.

Contact Us

Monday – Friday

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


228 North Cascade Avenue

Colorado Springs, CO 80903


719-866-6516