COLORADO SCHOOL OF ENGLISH
Colorado School of English has been around since the early 1990's. We are nationally accredited by ACCET, the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training. We offer a full range of services for our students, which include residents, international students, au pairs, and tourists. We are able to issue I-20's for international students and also have homestay opportunities for students looking for an immersive experience.
We are located in downtown Denver, Colorado, where our students have access to all of the cultural and social aspects of our wonderful city. AND we are only a short drive to wonderful outdoor recreation opportunities.
Our Mission Statement
To provide training in English as a Second Language to speakers of other languages at the pace of the individual student.
MEET OUR STAFF
Jason & Sarah Behuniak
Owners & Directors
We have been working in Education for over twenty years. Jason has a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Northern Arizona University and has completed Master's level coursework in TESL from St. Cloud State University. Sarah has a BA in Business Administration and an MA in Multicultural and Transnational Literatures. We both have experience teaching in the U.S. in private programs and at community colleges and we also taught at a university in South Korea for six years. We love being at CSE and interacting with international students on a daily basis.
Student Services Coordinator
I am a lover of language, travel, yoga, writing, reading, music, dancing, animals, nature, and laughter! I grew up north of Boulder on a 5-acre farm and got my B.A. in International Affairs from CU Boulder. I have lived in 4 countries outside of the U.S.A. in the past decade (Germany, France, Colombia, and Ecuador) and now I am putting down roots in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Denver with my kitten and my beloved partner Dan. Before starting at CSE, I worked as an ESL teacher for many years. I feel so lucky to work at a place where I get to learn about different cultures, empower people to achieve their goals, and use all the languages I speak (Spanish, German, & French). I know from experience that learning another language opens up new worlds and provides a fresh perspective on the world you thought you already knew. I am honored to support people on this life changing journey.
Student Services Coordinator
I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and moved to Colorado a year ago to explore. I graduated from the University of Oregon in 2018, where I received my Bachelor's in Spanish and Anthropology. While in college, I was able to spend six weeks in Ecuador studying and practicing my Spanish. I also received a Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Certificate from my university, which I hope to use in the future to teach English. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, rock climbing, traveling, reading, and visiting people from all over the world.
I'm a traveler and language lover from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since earning my Master's degree in Teaching English, I've taught in four countries: U.S.A, Panama, Chile, and Japan. Once I decided to come back to the U.S., I knew I wanted to come to Colorado to enjoy all of its beauty and be around nice people. Teaching English is what I love to do, and I learn so much from my students about their languages and cultures. I love reading about languages, anthropology, and cognitive science. My goal is to make learning any part of English (even the really confusing grammar) enjoyable and useful to my students. When I'm not teaching, you'll find me cooking, hiking, watching sports, or playing my bass guitar.
I have been teaching English to adults for the past five years here in Denver, and absolutely love it. In 1999, I earned my BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland, and the following year, I completed a TEFL certification course at Vancouver Language Center in Guadalajara, Mexico. I have been married for 17 years to Lisa, a veteran educator, and we have a brilliant and musically talented 11 year old son, Kaden, who is in middle school at Denver School of the Arts. I love writing poetry, traveling, hiking, cooking all kinds of different foods, attending concerts, and photography (I have a photography website you can check out at firstname.lastname@example.org). As an English instructor, I am particularly interested in teaching academic and creative writing, idiomatic expressions and slang, and grammar at all levels. I consider myself a "word nerd" and read avidly. I am very excited to join the team at Colorado School of English!
I grew up near San Francisco and studied English Literature in Los Angeles. After that, I joined the Peace Corps. They sent me to a small town in Ukraine where I taught English to students of all ages. After a few years working in the U.S., I felt like I wanted to go abroad again. I thought I would just go for a year, little did I know that decision would considerably change my life. I fell in love with teaching and one year turned into ten away from home. I received a teaching certificate and spent the last five and a half years teaching some of the best high school students in Korea. I've lived in three countries and five states and now feel so lucky to have found a home in Denver at the Colorado School of English.
I was born in Brazil, but since I was young, I've been moving and traveling around the world. As a child, I lived in the USA and Germany. As a young adult, I've lived in France and the UK.
The English language has always been part of my journey and becoming an English teacher was somewhat natural for me. I hold a bachelor's degree in International Relations and an MBA in International Business. I started teaching English in 2012 and in 2014 I got my CELTA certificate. I consider myself to be a very multicultural person, as I not only love traveling to different places, but I also love learning about the history and anthropology of the places I visit.
I’m a transplant from Texas where I got my BA in English, minor in Linguistics followed by 7 years in the legal field. I decided to pursue something more meaningful and received my MA in TESOL from the University of Texas at Arlington. I first taught English in China in 2008 and more recently at a community college and university non-credit program. I’ve also taught dual-credit English Composition as well as online EFL with students in Russia, China, and Israel. I enjoy TESOL because it includes my love for linguistics and cultures, and it’s so rewarding to help students progress in their English endeavors!
In my spare time I enjoy being in nature, watercoloring, spending time with my 2 cats, listening to audiobooks, and studying Spanish and Mandarin.