Yes! Students who are visiting Denver on a B1/B2 Visa can study part-time at Colorado School of English in our Focus on English program. This program is very flexible and you can study for as long as you’re in Denver! We have classes available during the day and the evening. Call us at (720) 932-8900 to try your first class for free!
What is the class schedule?
Our Day Program is offered 4 days/week, Monday through Thursday. All courses are divided by level. We currently have 4 different levels, from low to advanced (based on the Global Scale of English). All times are listed in Colorado Mountain Time. You can enroll in any of the following courses:
Reading & Writing: Monday through Thursday @ 9:30am - 11:00am
Grammar: Monday through Thursday @ 11:05am - 12:35pm
Speaking & Listening or TOEFL Preparation: Monday through Thursday @ 1:05pm - 2:35pm
Note: in order to qualify for the TOEFL Preparation class, you must test into the upper intermediate level.
In our Evening Program, we offer three different courses:
Intro to English Review: Tuesday & Thursday @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm
TOEFL Preparation: Monday and Wednesday @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm
English Review: Tuesday & Thursday @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Note: in order to qualify for the English Review and TOEFL Preparation classes, you must test into the upper intermediate level.
What are my program options?
The Focus on English program is a part-time flexible option for students who are visiting Denver! You can purchase a package of 12 classes, called a '12-Class Pass', and register for whichever classes work best for your schedule. With your 12-Class Pass, you can attend any 12 Day classes you'd like within a 4-week period. Once you're finished with those 12 classes, you can purchase another Pass if you want to keep attending.
If you're busy during the day, we also have an Evening program! You can register for 1 or 2 evening classes, depending on your English level and schedule. You can purchase a package of 9 classes, called a '9-Class Pass'. With your 9-Class Pass, you can attend any 9 Evening classes you'd like within a 4-week period. Once you're finished with those 9 classes, you can purchase another Pass if you're still in Denver.
When can I start classes?
We are an open enrollment school so you can choose any Monday to start your classes! Since there are new students starting class every Monday, your teacher will start a new objective or topic each week so you won't be behind your fellow classmates when you start your classes.
Our sessions are 12 weeks long and students can generally move from one level to the next within a session, depending on skill level and commitment to the program. At the end of each session we hold final exams, which are optional for the Focus Program, but if you are able to pass them you can move up to the next level. You can see our calendar here.
Do I need to buy any books?
It depends on the classes you choose. There is a required textbook for the Grammar class and the TOEFL Preparation classes. The other classes do not require a textbook; we will provide all the learning materials you need. Once you are registered, we will send you a link where you can purchase any required textbooks online or you can purchase the book at the school. We sell the Grammar textbooks for $60 and the TOEFL Preparation textbooks for $40.
How do I apply?
You can fill out our application here. Make sure you select 'Focus on English’ under program and answer all of the questions. The only required document that you will need to upload is a copy of your Tourist (B1/B2) Visa. Once you have submitted your application, you will hear back from a Student Services Coordinator within 2 business days.
Once your application is approved, you will receive an email with the next steps and a link to pay the $75 application fee. Once we've received payment for your application fee, we will send you the links to complete your placement tests (or, you can come into the school to complete them). There are 4 placement tests you will need to complete: reading, writing, grammar, and speaking. After you have completed your tests, we will send you an email with your class choices.
Once you've decided on your classes, you can start classes ANY MONDAY! You can always change your class schedule after you start your classes, if needed.
What age are your students?
We accept students who are 16 years and older. We have students of all different ages who make up a very diverse student body from 30+ different countries! You can see our Diversity Chart here.