Intensive English

Green River College International Programs

Prepare for Transfer to American Universities

Green River College's Intensive English Program (IEP) helps prepare international students to study at American colleges and universities. The IEP offers small classes and personal attention from highly qualified instructors.

Learn about the New Three-Week Summer Intensive English Program

Meet Faculty & Staff

Intensive English Faculty and Staff 2023

Our Intensive English faculty are highly qualified with Masters degrees and years of teaching experience. They speak other languages and are familiar with different cultures. Most importantly, they love teaching and helping students achieve their dreams. Check out our Faculty and Staff Bios

Many students who start out in Green River's Intensive English Programs have transferred to Top Universities. - Read Aki Satouchi's testimonial

About Our Program

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Intensive English: Levels 1 - 3

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 study together in Intensive English level 4 - 5 class

Academic Prep

Students focus on academic studies in levels four and five. They earn college credits in a sheltered bridge program.

Aviation English

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

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Short-Term Custom Programs

Do you have a custom program you would like us to help you to develop?

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Meet the Faculty & Staff

Our Intensive English faculty have been teaching at Green River College and other universities for many years.

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Program Benefits

Small classes taught by highly qualified instructors.

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

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

Summer Term
Classes Begin:
1 July 2024
Classes End:
22 August 2024
Fall Term
Preferred Application Deadline:
1 August 2024
Orientation Student (virtual)
4 & 5 September 2024
Orientation Parent (virtual)
6 September 2024 
Arrival & Housing Move-in Day
18 September 2024
In-Person Orientation Day
19 September 2024 
In-Person Parent Orientation
19 September 2024
Classes Start:
23 September 2024
Classes End:
12 December 2024


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

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