Partners Newsletter - Keeping you Informed

Important Information Issue No 48 | Winter Quarter | February 2009


Featured Story

Green River has International Reputation for Intensive English Program

Students at Green River Community College know that the IESL program prepares them very well for their college studies.

Students from around the world choose the Intensive English as a Second Language (IESL) program at Green River College in Auburn, Washington, which is located just outside of Seattle.

A major reason students in the IESL program do so well is because of the professionalism of the instructors in the program. All IESL faculty have graduate degrees, speak at least one language in addition to English, and have worked, studied and traveled extensively around the world. Furthermore, faculty members are culturally aware and sensitive.

Students at Green River Community College know that the IESL program prepares them very well for their college studies. It is an integrated English program that specializes in teaching students the academic skills that will help them to be more successful in their college studies.

According to college officials, students who have attended the IESL program at Green River are successful because they have a demonstrated record of passing their classes more successfully than students who did not attend the IESL.

Another factor contributing to the success of IESL students is how the programís curriculum is organized. Since almost 90 percent of students continue their college education in English, it makes sense that the IESL program is academically focused. Right from the beginning, students are exposed to American students, academic classrooms, and the teachers they will meet in the future when they finish the IESL program.

Green River College students routinely transfer to outstanding universities across America. By finishing the first two years of a four year degree at GRCC, students save a significant amount of tuition. If getting a college education is the ultimate goal for an international student, then starting with the IESL program at Green River is a step in the right direction.

For additional information on Green River Community Collegeís intensive English program, visit the collegeís website at:

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