• Classroom Teaching

    COVID-19 Announcement

    CIES will follow the guidelines of Florida State University and will offer all of its classes online for our Summer II session.  This includes all of our intensive English classes, our TEFL Certificate classes, and our EAP (English for Academic Purposes) classes. 

    Unfortunately, we will not be offering our ACES course this summer.  It will be offered in 2021.

    No final decision has been made for the Fall 2020 semester as far as online classes.   

    Please feel free to contact Dr. Patrick Kennell at pkennell@fsu.edu or Josh Valentine at jjvalentine@fsu.edu if you have any questions or would like additional information.

  • Virtual tour

    COVID-19 Announcement

    CIES will follow the guidelines of Florida State University and will offer all of its classes online for our Summer II session.  This includes all of our intensive English classes, our TEFL Certificate classes, and our EAP (English for Academic Purposes) classes. 

    Unfortunately, we will not be offering our ACES course this summer.  It will be offered in 2021.

    No final decision has been made for the Fall 2020 semester as far as online classes.   

    Please feel free to contact Dr. Patrick Kennell at pkennell@fsu.edu or Josh Valentine at jjvalentine@fsu.edu if you have any questions or would like additional information.

    Experience a visit to CIES: Take our Virtual Tour

  • Jingle Bell Run

    COVID-19 Announcement

    CIES will follow the guidelines of Florida State University and will offer all of its classes online for our Summer II session.  This includes all of our intensive English classes, our TEFL Certificate classes, and our EAP (English for Academic Purposes) classes. 

    Unfortunately, we will not be offering our ACES course this summer.  It will be offered in 2021.

    No final decision has been made for the Fall 2020 semester as far as online classes.   

    Please feel free to contact Dr. Patrick Kennell at pkennell@fsu.edu or Josh Valentine at jjvalentine@fsu.edu if you have any questions or would like additional information.

  • Student presentation

    COVID-19 Announcement

    CIES will follow the guidelines of Florida State University and will offer all of its classes online for our Summer II session.  This includes all of our intensive English classes, our TEFL Certificate classes, and our EAP (English for Academic Purposes) classes. 

    Unfortunately, we will not be offering our ACES course this summer.  It will be offered in 2021.

    No final decision has been made for the Fall 2020 semester as far as online classes.   

    Please feel free to contact Dr. Patrick Kennell at pkennell@fsu.edu or Josh Valentine at jjvalentine@fsu.edu if you have any questions or would like additional information.

    Workshops for International Students

  • Two Friends

    COVID-19 Announcement

    CIES will follow the guidelines of Florida State University and will offer all of its classes online for our Summer II session.  This includes all of our intensive English classes, our TEFL Certificate classes, and our EAP (English for Academic Purposes) classes. 

    Unfortunately, we will not be offering our ACES course this summer.  It will be offered in 2021.

    No final decision has been made for the Fall 2020 semester as far as online classes.   

    Please feel free to contact Dr. Patrick Kennell at pkennell@fsu.edu or Josh Valentine at jjvalentine@fsu.edu if you have any questions or would like additional information.

  • Test Takers

    COVID-19 Announcement

    CIES will follow the guidelines of Florida State University and will offer all of its classes online for our Summer II session.  This includes all of our intensive English classes, our TEFL Certificate classes, and our EAP (English for Academic Purposes) classes. 

    Unfortunately, we will not be offering our ACES course this summer.  It will be offered in 2021.

    No final decision has been made for the Fall 2020 semester as far as online classes.   

    Please feel free to contact Dr. Patrick Kennell at pkennell@fsu.edu or Josh Valentine at jjvalentine@fsu.edu if you have any questions or would like additional information.

    Graduate Courses/EAP Courses

  • Soccer

    COVID-19 Announcement

    CIES will follow the guidelines of Florida State University and will offer all of its classes online for our Summer II session.  This includes all of our intensive English classes, our TEFL Certificate classes, and our EAP (English for Academic Purposes) classes. 

    Unfortunately, we will not be offering our ACES course this summer.  It will be offered in 2021.

    No final decision has been made for the Fall 2020 semester as far as online classes.   

    Please feel free to contact Dr. Patrick Kennell at pkennell@fsu.edu or Josh Valentine at jjvalentine@fsu.edu if you have any questions or would like additional information.

About CIES

Director's Message

Read a short welcome message from CIES Director Dr. Patrick Kennell.

Introduction

Learn a little about the Center for Intensive English Studies (CIES) at Florida State University.

Mission Statement

Read our official Mission Statement.

Teaching Philosophy

Learn more about our English teaching philosophy.

Recruiting

See what CIES is doing in the world of international recruiting.

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Gualter, Angola

“I came to the United States from Angola straight to CIES. Immediately CIES became my home and family. CIES was a place of challenge, encouragement, and rest for me during my year of learning English there. I was constantly encouraged to do and be the best that I could be and to never lose hope and sight of what I came to the United States to accomplish.”

Ileana, Colombia

"Studying at CIES was my best life experience. I improved my English skills with very well prepared teachers, and a smart method of teaching English. The kindness and human warmth in administrative staff was unbeatable. I spent good times with nice new people from many countries around the world. That was my second family in the US and will be in my heart forever."

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