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.

Meet Faculty & Staff

Intensive English Program faculty and staff 2020

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


Starting fall 2021, our IEP teachers are offering the following:

  • For students in the US, mostly in person with some virtual class sessions and office hours per week
  • For overseas students
    • Live zoom class sessions and office hours that are spread out during the week
    • Recorded lessons that students can review repeatedly
    • Assignments with feedback where students can communicate with their teachers
    • Class interactions via discussion boards
    • Group discussions and assignments in zoom breakout rooms

Our IEP Advisor is available "live" in her virtual advising room three days a week, and on campus for face-to-face appointments twice a week. She has regular checks-in with individual students for one-on-one meetings.

We also offer free additional online resources for self-study, as well as a weekly study hall with free tutoring which is open to all IEP students.

About Our Program

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Fast Track 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 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!

Students studying together in a classroom


Would you like to improve your TOEFL score? We can help you reach your goal faster!

IEP instructor teaches in front of small class size

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

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

Summer Term
Classes Start:
27 June 2022
Classes End:
18 August 2022
Fall Term
Preferred Application Deadline:
15 August 2022
Orientation Student (virtual)
31 Aug & 1 Sept 2022
Orientation Parent (virtual)
2 September 2022 
Arrival & Housing Move-in Day
14 September 2022
In-Person Orientation Day
15 September 2022 
Classes Start:
19 September 2022
Classes End:
8 December 2022


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

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