Dates and Fees


120-Hour Certificate

Session Dates

Registration Fees
Spring I, 2021:      January 12 - February 18 $1,500

Spring II, 2021:      February 23 - April 8

Summer I, 2021 :    April 27 - June 10 $1,500
Summer II, 2021 :   June 15 - July 29 $1,500
Fall I, 2021 :             August 24 - October 7 $1,500

Fall II, 2021 :            October 12 - December 2
(FSU Thanksgiving Break observed)

Spring I, 2022:      January 4 - February 17 $1,500

Spring II, 2022:     February 22 - April 14                            (Spring Break observed)

Summer I, 2022:    April 26 - June 9 $1,500
Summer II, 2022:   June 14 - July 28 $1,500
Fall I, 2022:             August 23 - October 6 $1,500

Fall II, 2022:            October 11 - December 1

(FSU Thanksgiving Break Observed)


Students are responsible for purchasing the course textbook, More Than a Native Speaker- 3rd Edition.  The book may be purchased through CIES for a discounted price of $50 while supplies last. An e-copy of the book may be purchased at the following link:

Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 6:30 pm at the Hecht House (634 West Call Street).



The program fee is $500. Registration is contingent upon successful completion of the 120-hour CIES-TEFL Certificate and recommendation by the instructor. The internship must take place during a subsequent 7-week session. Session dates are the same as shown above for the 120-hour Certificate.

CIES-TEFL interns are required to assist their mentor teachers in class at least two days per week. A required weekly meeting with the TEFL Program Instructor for all interns also takes place at the Hecht House (634 West Call Street).


Please review the payment information and refund policy for the TEFL Certificate HERE

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“CIES provided the training, experience, network I needed to prepare myself for my next jobs. The professionalism and expertise exhibited by the staff  have given me the capacity to plunge successfully into international education. I would recommend anyone who wants a realistic and informed perspective to take advantage of this program.”


“This program was by far the most fulfilling thing I did at FSU. The CIES feels like home to me and the TEFL class has provided me with such great teaching practice and experiences. Meeting and working with the international students here immediately filled what I felt was missing from my college experience. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested!”