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Online Classes

CIES is now offering an online English course! If you are interested in taking an online class with CIES, please complete our short Interest Form. This will allow us to contact you with instructions when the online application is ready.

   CIES Online Course Interest Form

Integrated Skills for Academic Purposes

Integrated Skills for Academic Purposes is a 7-week course designed specifically for international students who are serious about improving their academic English. In this course you will learn the English language and cultural skills needed to not only pass the TOEFL or IELTS, but also to communicate confidently and succeed at the university and beyond.

This course is an intermediate level course for English language learners. Students at the intermediate level should already be able to:

  • understand the main points of academic articles.
  • understand the main points of academic lectures.
  • engage in a discussion about concrete and abstract topics with some degree of fluency.
  • write about explicit and implicit information from texts you read or lectures you hear.

Next Course Dates: No upcoming courses are scheduled at this time.
Meeting Times: 1.5-hour class meetings 3 days per week (exact times to be announced)
Course Fees: $495 (with an additional $120 Application Fee for first-time CIES students)

For more details about the online course, please contact Ms. Felicia Ciappetta at fac5828@fsu.edu.

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Please note that CIES Online Classes do not count towards full-time enrollment in our Intensive English Program and cannot be taken in place of our face-to-face classes for F-1 student visa purposes. 

Margarete, Brazil

"The experience of continuing to study English at a distance is very useful. Because I am having the opportunity to study with the coordinator and teacher of CIES, which is totally committed to student learning. Classes are dynamic and fun.”

Peiheng, China

“CIES is a great place to learn or to improve your English, because it did create an English speaking environment for me when I first came to the U.S. Also, thanks to CIES, I got the precious opportunities to know different cultures and to make new friends from all over the world.”