• Classroom Teaching

    Latest Updates:

    Spring 2021 Scheduling Changes

    ANNOUNCEMENT: The TEFL Certificate class is now online!  Please contact us at cies@fsu.edu for details.

    CIES classes will begin on January 6, 2021 as planned.  However, ALL classes will be remote for the first week and a half.  Regular face-to-face classes will begin on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.  We will still use a Hybrid format, so students can choose to attend classes in person or attend via Zoom.

    Spring Break has now been cancelled due to COVID-19.  Therefore, regular classes will be held during this week.  Because of this change, the Spring II, 2021 session will now finish one week earlier or on April 9, 2021.

    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Please 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.  

    WhatsApp +001 850 347 1618  

  • Virtual tour

    Latest Updates:

    Spring 2021 Scheduling Changes

    ANNOUNCEMENT: The TEFL Certificate class is now online!  Please contact us at cies@fsu.edu for details.

    CIES classes will begin on January 6, 2021 as planned.  However, ALL classes will be remote for the first week and a half.  Regular face-to-face classes will begin on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. We will still use a Hybrid format, so students can choose to attend classes in person or attend via Zoom.

    Spring Break has now been cancelled due to COVID-19.  Therefore, regular classes will be held during this week.  Because of this change, the Spring II, 2021 session will now finish one week earlier or on April 9, 2021.

    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Please 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.

    WhatsApp +001 850 347 1618 

    Experience a visit to CIES: Take our Virtual Tour

  • Jingle Bell Run

    Latest Updates:

    Spring 2021 Scheduling Changes

    ANNOUNCEMENT: The TEFL Certificate class is now online!  Please contact us at cies@fsu.edu for details.

    CIES classes will begin on January 6, 2021 as planned.  However, ALL classes will be remote for the first week and a half.  Regular face-to-face classes will begin on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. We will still use a Hybrid format, so students can choose to attend classes in person or attend via Zoom.

    Spring Break has now been cancelled due to COVID-19.  Therefore, regular classes will be held during this week.  Because of this change, the Spring II, 2021 session will now finish one week earlier or on April 9, 2021.

    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Please 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.

    WhatsApp +001 850 347 1618 

  • Student presentation

    Latest Updates:

    Spring 2021 Scheduling Changes

    ANNOUNCEMENT: The TEFL Certificate class is now online!  Please contact us at cies@fsu.edu for details.

    CIES classes will begin on January 6, 2021 as planned.  However, ALL classes will be remote for the first week and a half.  Regular face-to-face classes will begin on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. We will still use a Hybrid format, so students can choose to attend classes in person or attend via Zoom.

    Spring Break has now been cancelled due to COVID-19.  Therefore, regular classes will be held during this week.  Because of this change, the Spring II, 2021 session will now finish one week earlier or on April 9, 2021.

    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Please 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.

    WhatsApp +001 850 347 1618 

    Workshops for International Students

  • Two Friends

    Latest Updates:

    Spring 2021 Scheduling Changes

    ANNOUNCEMENT: The TEFL Certificate class is now online!  Please contact us at cies@fsu.edu for details.

    CIES classes will begin on January 6, 2021 as planned.  However, ALL classes will be remote for the first week and a half.  Regular face-to-face classes will begin on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. We will still use a Hybrid format, so students can choose to attend classes in person or attend via Zoom.

    Spring Break has now been cancelled due to COVID-19.  Therefore, regular classes will be held during this week.  Because of this change, the Spring II, 2021 session will now finish one week earlier or on April 9, 2021.

    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Please 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.

    WhatsApp +001 850 347 1618 

  • Test Takers

    Latest Updates:

    Spring 2021 Scheduling Changes

    ANNOUNCEMENT: The TEFL Certificate class is now online!  Please contact us at cies@fsu.edu for details.

    CIES classes will begin on January 6, 2021 as planned.  However, ALL classes will be remote for the first week and a half.  Regular face-to-face classes will begin on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. We will still use a Hybrid format, so students can choose to attend classes in person or attend via Zoom.

    Spring Break has now been cancelled due to COVID-19.  Therefore, regular classes will be held during this week.  Because of this change, the Spring II, 2021 session will now finish one week earlier or on April 9, 2021.

    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Please 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.

    WhatsApp +001 850 347 1618 

    Graduate Courses/EAP Courses

  • Soccer

    Latest Updates:

    Spring 2021 Scheduling Changes

    ANNOUNCEMENT: The TEFL Certificate class is now online!  Please contact us at cies@fsu.edu for details.

    CIES classes will begin on January 6, 2021 as planned.  However, ALL classes will be remote for the first week and a half.  Regular face-to-face classes will begin on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. We will still use a Hybrid format, so students can choose to attend classes in person or attend via Zoom.

    Spring Break has now been cancelled due to COVID-19.  Therefore, regular classes will be held during this week.  Because of this change, the Spring II, 2021 session will now finish one week earlier or on April 9, 2021.

    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Please 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.

    WhatsApp +001 850 347 1618 

Helpful Links

IMPORTANT WEBSITES

These are four websites that you will need to use often while attending CIES. You must sign in to each of them using your FSUID and password. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with each website.

Use myCIES to register for classes and to view your CIES class schedule, attendance, final evaluations, and other important documents.

Use this site called "Canvas," to check your course grades, complete assignments, and receive announcements from your teachers.

Use myFSU to register for an FSUID and password and keep your contact information up-to-date with Florida State University.

Use this site to pay for tuition and fees.

 

LEARNING LINKS

The internet is home to many amazing and useful websites that can help you improve your English. The following are some websites that CIES students may find to be helpful for additional practice outside of class.

GRAMMAR

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/index.htm

READING

http://www.timeforkids.com

COMPOSITION

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/

LISTENING

http://www.esl-lab.com/
http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/documentaries.php
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/
http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/
http://www.npr.org/programs/morning/features/patc/archives.html
http://www.census.gov/library/audio/profile-america.html
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4538138
https://storycorps.org/listen/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002vsnh/episodes/guide
http://www.esl-lounge.com/songsil.shtml
http://TED.com
http://www.hulu.com
http://www.tbs.com/shows/
http://www.comedycentral.com/
http://www.charlierose.com/
http://www.thedailyshow.com/
http://www.cartalk.com/content/our-show
http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/index-flash.html
http://www.npr.org/series/4464216/the-ethicist

SPEAKING

http://soundsofspeech.uiowa.edu/
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/
http://www.idebate.org/

VOCABULARY

http://www.freerice.com/
http://eslgold.com/vocabulary/

GENERAL

http://www.hippocampus.org/

IMMIGRATION & INSURANCE

https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/students 
https://www.studyusa.com/en/a/1132/applying-for-your-student-visa-the-basics
https://www.studyusa.com/en/a/33/how-to-get-your-u-s-student-visa
https://www.studyusa.com/en/a/111/glossary
https://www.internationalstudentinsurance.com/explained/us-healthcare-system-video.php (captions available in 8 languages)

 

CIES STUDENT PODCASTS

These podcasts were created on a variety of topics by past CIES students.

CIES Podcast - http://ciesworldvibe.podomatic.com
CIES This I Believe Project - http://thisibelieveesl.blogspot.com
CIES Audio Dramas - http://eslaudiodramas.blogspot.com

 

CIES STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

¡Vengan a CIES! - Majo in Spanish-  

Jameel Why CIES in Arabic (CIES مميزات)- 

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