• 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.

Introduction

Since 1980, our expert teachers have prepared thousands of students to succeed in full-time study at English-speaking universities, advance in careers that require English fluency, or simply increase and polish their English language proficiency.

CIES is a small school. No more than 150 students are enrolled every session so that teachers can work personally with each one. Because we are small, you will be able to make friends easily with students from all over the world. You will become part of the family at CIES.

CIES is part of a major American university (Florida State is ranked as one of the USA's "Top 100 research universities"), and we are located in the capital city of Florida - Tallahassee. The mild climate and safe community make it an ideal place to study, learn, and live.

We invite you to apply to the Center for Intensive English Studies. Please visit our web pages and, if you have any questions, contact us by email or phone. You will receive information from CIES immediately.

CIES' Intensive English Program is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) for the period December 2018 through December 2023 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400, www.cea-accredit.org. CIES is also accredited under Florida State University by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is a member of the University Consortium of Intensive English Programs (UCIEP) and the American Association of Intensive English Programs (English USA). Through our accreditation and membership with these professional organizations, you can be assured that the instruction is of the highest quality.

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Jameel, Saudi Arabia

"My time at CIES has really helped make my transition to the university that much smoother. Almost every day, I get to feel the positive influence, or what I call the competitive advantage, that keeps distinguishing me among my colleagues."

Sylvie, Burkina Faso

"Learning English at CIES was a wonderful experience for me. Apart from improving my English skills, CIES has helped me understand American culture and prepared me well for graduate studies."

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