Green River College's Intensive English Program is primarily for international students who want to prepare for academic study at American colleges and universities. We offer small classes and personal attention from highly qualified instructors. Study English at an intensive pace in an English-speaking environment.
Our advanced level offers academic preparation classes and opportunities for students to experience regular college classes. Most students who enroll in our Intensive English Program continue their academic study at Green River College for two years, then transfer to a four-year university in the U.S. to complete their bachelor's degree. Our students have transferred to University of Washington, University of Southern California, Purdue University, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and many other excellent American universities.
Students in the English Program learn important skills that prepare them for academic study. Students learn the following skills:
A placement test is conducted during orientation and at the beginning of each quarter to help determine the student's level of English. Based on the test results, students are placed into English classes. Students who achieve a very high score on the placement test may qualify to take academic classes right away. Otherwise, students placed into the English Program must complete Academic Preparation (Level 5) before starting academic coursework. Those who enter the college with a TOEFL score of 61/173 /500 or IELTS 5.5 (all bands) may begin academic classes immediately.
Our instructors have years of experience in teaching English and living abroad. Additional learning support services include:
The cost of the program is the same as the current tuition and fees for full-time academic, International Students. English program class fees are refundable through the first day of the quarter. They are non-refundable after the first day of the quarter. Costs.