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Welcome to the Sunshine State!

The Florida Intensive English Consortium (FIEC) welcomes you to study academic English in our beautiful state.  Florida is known worldwide for its tropical climate, sandy beaches, and blue ocean waters. Florida offers exciting cities, quality universities, world-famous attractions, professional sport teams, and more. It is a great place to experience U.S. culture, meet new people, and learn to speak English at our state’s best universities.

Director Spotlight

Each week we are highlighting the director of each Florida Intensive English Program. Check back each week for a new spotlight. See more on our Facebook page.

University of Miami, Intensive English Program – Michelle Alvarez

May 16, 2022

The next director spotlight is on Michelle Alvarez from University of Miami Intensive English Program. Michelle has over 30 years of experience teaching and leading. If you are interested in improving your English skills, contact her at malvarez@miami.edu.

Michelle Alvarez, Executive Director of ILI and IEP at the University of Miami

Florida International University, English Language InstituteLaura Lamour

April 25, 2022

Our next director spotlight is on Laura Lamour at FIU English Language Institute. Laura welcomes you to Miami, Florida to study #EnglishinFlorida @fiueli
She can answer your questions at: llamo001@fiu.edu

Laura Lamour, Director of the English Language Institute at FIU.

University of North Florida English Language Program – Jane Braglia & Sarah Morris

April 18, 2022

This week’s spotlight is on #UNFELP directors Jane and Sarah. If you are interested in studying English at UNF, contact them directly: Jane Braglia j.braglia@unf.edu & Sarah Morriss.morris@unf.edu. This year marks UNF’s 50th birthday! Happy Birthday to the Ospreys.

University of North Florida English Language Program.

University of Florida English Language Institute (UF ELI) – Megan Forbes

April 4, 2022

This week’s spotlight is on #UFLELI director, Dr. Megan Peterson Forbes! Dr. Forbes first joined the UF ELI family as a conversation partner in 1994 and then began teaching in the program in 1995. She has served as the ELI director since 2004.

Contact: mforbes@eli.ufl.edu or (352)392-2070


Florida State University Center for Intensive English Studies – Patrick Kennell

March 28, 2022

In addition to holding a PhD. in Multicultural/ Multilingual Education from FSU, Dr. Kennell has over 33 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.

Contact: pkennell@fsu.edu (850)644-4797


University of West Florida Intensive English Program – Randolf Scott

March 21, 2022

If you have questions about studying #EnglishinFlorida, please contact us!

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