• 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.

Director's Message

Welcome to Florida State University and the Center for Intensive English Studies!
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Dr. Patrick Kennell

If you are really serious about learning English, then CIES is the place for you. We will give you all of the English language skills and cultural knowledge necessary for success in today's world. Our highly qualified and experienced instructors and staff will ensure that your experience here is a very productive and pleasant one. In addition, not only will you learn English thoroughly, but you will also meet students from around the world and make friends that will last a lifetime. CIES is truly the place "where the world comes to learn English!"

On this website, you should be able to find all of the information you need about our program, classes, cost, etc. If you cannot find the information that you are looking for, please e-mail or call us and we will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

I look forward to meeting you personally and welcoming you to the great state of Florida. I know that this will be one of the best and most exciting experiences of your life!

Sincerely,

Dr. Patrick Kennell
Director

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Anwer, Iraq

"Most International students feel alone when they study abroad; fortunately though CIES's activities and programs helped me to not only improve my English proficiency but also be integrated with life here."

Chiaki, Japan

“CIES is a school that has a multicultural environment and that expands your horizons. I won’t forget how strongly passionate the CIES staff and teachers are about making learning English not only enjoyable but also meaningful based on each student's purpose for coming to the United States. Best choice ever!”

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