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Patrick C. Kennell, PhD
CIES-TEFL Program Director

In addition to holding a PhD. in Multicultural/ Multilingual Education from FSU, Dr. Kennell has over 20 years of experience teaching English, not only at CIES, but also in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Denmark. His experience, as both a teacher of English and student of Danish, has taught him the value of using classroom knowledge in the real world.


Ah-Young Kim

Ah-young Kim, MS
CIES-TEFL Program Instructor

Ah-Young holds a Master's degree in Multilingual/Multicultural Education from Florida State University as well as a BA in French Language and Literature from Korea. She has written CIES grammar textbooks at FSU, and she has also published a series of grammar books in South Korea.


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"I highly recommend this program for anyone considering teaching English abroad! Being a good English teacher requires so much more than simply being a native speaker, and Professor Kim gave me the tools I need to effectively teach someone the fundamentals of the English language. More than that, through the hands-on teaching practice and helpful feedback, I developed confidence in the classroom."


“Dr. Kennell is one of the greatest professors I have had at Florida State University! This intensive program is extremely informative and provides transferrable teaching skills beyond teaching English abroad. I really enjoyed working with international students at CIES, it was very rewarding. Highly, highly recommend this program!”