Academics

Pre-College & Basic Skills

English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL)

ESOL Information in Other Languages

The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program at Green River Community College serves immigrant and refugee students. The program offers six levels of English and additional support classes. There are classes in the morning and evening on the main campus and sites in Kent and Auburn. For more information about ESOL, call (253) 833-9111 and then press extension 2315 to talk with staff in the office of Basic Skills who will help you to sign up for the test you must take before starting classes. We have Russian and Spanish speaking staff to assist you.

 

Cost & Requirements

students from afarESOL classes cost $35 per quarter.

Note: All ESOL students pay a $25.00 per quarter fee to the college and another $10.00 materials fee per quarter. The maximum charge to any ESOL student is $35.00 per quarter. The tuition fee may be waived if you are eligible, but the materials fee cannot be waived.

 

Requirements

This ESOL program for refugees, immigrants, permanent residents, or U.S. citizens is different from the International ESL (IESL) Program for international students. Individuals with tourist or foreign student visas cannot take these classes. Students between 16 and 19 years old must get a Release of Student Form from their high school before they can register for these classes. If you are an international student or visitor and are interested in the IESL program, please go to the International Programs website. Otherwise, you can call the International Programs office at (253) 288-3300.

Courses

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes meet at various times at sites at the Auburn and Kent campuses and at other sites in the community. See the quarterly class schedule for specific times and locations.

011 ESOL LEVEL ONE

This is a low-beginning level course. Students learn letters, numbers and begin to develop reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Students with limited or no literacy skills are welcome in this class.

012 ESOL LEVEL TWO

This is a beginning level course. Students continue to develop all language skills to function at home, work, and within the community.  

013 ESOL LEVEL THREE

This is a high-beginning level course. Students improve their ability to communicate in English in everyday life. All language skills are taught.

014 ESOL LEVEL FOUR

This is a low-intermediate level course. Students improve their ability to communicate in English in everyday life. All language skills are taught.

015 ESOL LEVEL FIVE

This is a high-intermediate level course. Students improve their ability to communicate in English in everyday life in preparation for transitioning to work or school. All language skills are taught.

016 ESOL LEVEL SIX

This is an advanced level course. Students improve their ability to communicate in English in everyday life in preparation for transitioning to work or school. All language skills are taught.

Note: ESOL 013, 014, 015 and 016 are offered as a combined multi-level course for students who want a less intensive curriculum to study all language skills.

017-019 COMMUNITY-BASED

This course provides students in levels 1-3 with a less intensive curriculum to study all language skills at various sites in the community.

031–033 ESOL CONVERSATION

This course provides students at levels 1-3 additional practice to improve speaking skills.

047–049 ESOL CONVERSATION SUPPORT

This course provides students at levels 4-6 additional practice to improve speaking skills.

050-052 TECHNOLOGY ASSISTED LANGUAGE LEARNING

This course provides students at levels 1-3 opportunities to learn and use English through technology. Students also learn the basic computing skills.

054 –056 TECHNOLOGY ASSISTED LANUGAGE LEARNING

This course provides students at levels 4-6 opportunities to learn and use English through technology. Students also learn computer skills.

062-063 ESOL WRITING SUPPORT

This course provides students at levels 2-3 additional practice to improve writing skills.

064-066 WRITING SUPPORT

This course provides students at levels 4-6 additional practice to improve writing skills.

072-074 ESOL INTENSIVE WRITING

This course provides students at levels 2-4 with low writing skills but high listening, speaking and reading skills the opportunity to focus on improving writing skills.

I-BEST Options

Green River Community College’s Early Childhood Education Program offers two I-BEST certificate options:

Go to I-BEST website for more details.

Class Times & Locations

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes meet at various times at sites at the Auburn and Kent campuses and at other sites in the community. See the quarterly class schedule for specific times and locations.

Contact Us

For more information about ESOL, call (253) 833-9111, ext. 2315 or visit the ESOL Website.