Aviation English

Aviation English

Improve your English while learning the skills to land you a career in aviation! We can help you reach your goals faster!

The Seattle area is a worldwide leader in Aviation. Green River College off­ers an Aviation Program which provides an introduction to several careers in Aviation.

Options Include Academic Prep, Individual Faculty Support, and Short-Term Program

The Academic Prep Program includes enrollment in Aviation 103: Aviation History and Careers, and concurrent enrollment in our Intensive English Program. Your English instructors will be there with you in your Aviation class, to provide support and guidance. 

The Individual Faculty Support Program (available starting fall 2021): Students study in a variety of Aviation courses with concurrent enrollment in our Intensive English Program, and receive after-class support from faculty with their aviation courses.

The Two-Week Short-Term Program (customizable): Activities could include guest speakers, use of flight simulators, tours (of Boeing, the Museum of Flight, and local airports), and morning English classes to improve and develop your skills and to support your study of aviation.

Enrollment Dates, Tuition, and Fees

OptionsEnrollment DatesTuition & FeesNote
Academic Prep Program  Start of each term *Course Fee: $3,716  20 hours a week for a full term
Individual Faculty Support  Start of each term  *Course Fee: $929  5 hours a week for a full term
Two-week Short-term Program By arrangement Customizable *Subject to change 

Content and Materials:

  • Syllabus, materials, and assignments will be on Canvas
  • Additional online resources for self-study for motivated students who want to progress even faster

Download English for Aviation Flyer (PDF)

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Yu Sato

Transferred to: UC Berkeley BS, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

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“After studying English (IEP) at Green River for a year, I then studied another 2 years in the academic program. In 2013, I transferred to UC Berkeley. I am now pursuing further education at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, the #1 School of veterinary medicine in the world. I cannot describe how much I appreciate Green River College. I would not have been able to make it this far without my time at GRC.”

Major: Molecular Environmental Biology

Jiacheng Liu (Tyler)

Transferred to: UCLA

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“Green River College offers a great program that is open to every level of student. You can start from Intensive English classes and transfer to a top university.”

Major: Electrical Engineering
Country: China

Contact Us

Phone: 253-288-3300
Fax: 253-333-4940
Email: international@greenriver.edu
Zoom: Virtual Lobby

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Upcoming Dates

The application deadline for students transferring from within the U.S. is 8 a.m. on Arrival Day.

Spring Term
Classes Begin:
1 April 2024
Classes End:
17 June 2024
Summer Term
Preferred Application Deadline:
1 May 2024
Orientation Student (virtual)
12 & 13 June 2024
Orientation Parent (virtual)
14 June 2024 
Arrival & Housing Move-in Day
26 June 2024
In-Person Orientation Day
27 June 2024 
In-Person Parent Orientation
27 June 2024
Classes Start:
1 July 2024
Classes End:
22 August 2024


Green River College
IVD Building
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA USA 98092-3699

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