Fast Track English

Fast Track English

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New students are tested and placed into the appropriate level using a reliable diagnostic test that evaluates the students' skills in listening, reading, vocabulary, writing, and grammar.

What to expect:

In Fast Track English, you will have a lot of fun while learning English. This is a dynamic intensive multi-level English class for students who want a fast track to academic programs or need to boost English for social or professional purposes. Students will receive top-quality instruction and the main outcome is for students to meet or exceed their English language learning goals in as short a time as they are able.

  • Students will receive an individual curriculum plan based upon initial gap analysis to maximize and accelerate English skills acquisition
  • English skills development will include academic activities such as reading and writing, discussion and lecture listening, research and presentation exercises as well as non-academic activities to help them navigate life in the US
  • Students’ progress will be evaluated weekly and the curriculum will be adjusted accordingly
  • 6 hours of study per day (Monday to Friday) with testing during week 5 and week 10
  • Group and individual activities

Enrollment Dates, Tuition, and Fees:

There will be two enrollment periods each fall, winter, and spring term: Week 1 and Week 6. Students who join in week 1 must continue until the end of the term. There will be only one intake in the summer.

Fall 2021DateTuition & Fees Note
First intake in Week 1  September 20, 2021 

*Course Fee: $3,716 for a full term

Students who start in week 1 must continue until the end of the term  
Second intake Week 6 October 25, 2021 

*Course Fee: $1,858 for a mid-term start

* 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

Find out the benefits of studying Intensive English at Green River College.

It's easy to get started:

  • Step 1: Submit Application
  • Step 2: Receive I-20 Form
  • Step 3: F-1 Visa Interview
  • Step 4: Arrival in the USA

Go to the Admissions page.

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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
Zoom: Virtual Lobby

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Upcoming Dates

Application deadline for students transferring from within the U.S. is by 8 a.m. on the first day of the quarter.

Fall Term
Classes Start:
20 September 2021
Classes End:
9 December 2021
Winter Term
Preferred Application Deadline:
15 November 2021
Orientation Student (virtual)
15 & 16 December 2021
Orientation Parent (virtual)
17 December 2021 
Arrival & Housing Move-in Day
28 December 2021
In-Person Orientation Day
29 December 2021
Classes Start:
3 January 2022
Classes End:
23 March 2022


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

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