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Center for Intensive English Studies

Intensive English Program- IEP

Improve and develop your Academic English in order to succeed at an American university.

   APPLY to Learn English   

International Teaching Assistant Program- ITA

The ITA program provides credit-bearing courses to FSU international graduate students who would like to be Teaching Assistants.

Teaching English as a Foreign Language- TEFL

Earn your TEFL certification through one of the best programs in the country. Begin your journey teaching and living abroad here. 


Begin your graduate studies with confidence. We believe that participation in ACES gives a competitive advantage to new international graduate students. 

Over 35 Years of Excellence in English Language Instruction

CIES: 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.

Florida State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Center for Intensive English Studies is included in that accreditation.  CIES is a proud member of UCIEP (University and College Intensive English Programs) and English USA.


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