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

Please note: We are continuing to offer all our IEP all classes virtually and online during COVID-19.

Our IEP teachers are offering a mixture of the following:

  • 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 for six hours every day, and she regularly checks-in with individual students for one-on-one meetings.

We also offer free additional online resources for self-study after class as well as study hall with free tutoring.

About Our Program

elizabeth longo teaching Intensive English to two male students

Levels 1 - 3: Active English

Students work on basic English skills in the first three levels. In addition, they take fun electives to apply the English skills they have learned.

Students study together in Intensive English level 4 - 5 class

Levels 4 - 5: Academic Prep

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

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.

Water wall in the spring

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

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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 Quarter
Classes Start:
21 September 2020
Classes End:
10 December 2020
Winter Quarter
Preferred Application Deadline:
15 November 2020
Arrival & Housing Move-in Day
27 December 2020
Orientation & Testing Begins
28 December 2020
Classes Start:
4 January 2021
Classes End:
23 March 2021


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

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