• 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.

Intensive English Program

IEP Mission: To provide the highest-quality English language instruction to international students so that they can succeed at Florida State University or any institute of higher learning in the United States. 

Over 35 Years of Excellence in English Language Instruction

"Where the World Comes to Learn English"

CIES is an English language school for serious students who want to succeed at an American university. Our highly qualified instructors all have Master's degrees in the field of Teaching English as a Second Language. In addition, we limit our enrollment to 150 students per session so that we can give you personalized instruction in a safe, friendly environment. CIES is part of the FSU Graduate School and all of our offices and classrooms are in one location on the campus of Florida State University. We hope that CIES can serve as the start of your higher education experience in the United States.

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Ana Vitoria, Brazil

“CIES was certainly the most amazing experience of my life. The welcoming environment, great teachers and classmates from all around the world make it easy to learn a new language and to get out of our comfort zone.”

Mohammed, Saudi Arabia

"CIES has become a family to us. We have always felt the love and care from everyone including all instructors and administrators, something which I haven't seen in any other English institute. My experience at CIES...helped me to further strengthen my ability to interact with others in a diverse educational setting."

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