10 Tips for Improving Your TOEFL Writing Score
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10 Tips for Improving Your TOEFL Writing Score

The TOEFL test includes a Writing section, which has two parts. Do you know how to prepare for TOEFL Writing? Here are 10 tips for improving your TOEFL Writing score. 10 Tips for Improving Your TOEFL Writing Score TOEFL Writing has two parts: the Integrated Task and the Independent Task. The test is about 1...

The Differences Between Academic English and Conversational English
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The Differences Between Academic English and Conversational English

  When choosing English classes, students are often confused about the difference between Academic English and Conversational English. Do you know the difference? Understanding the advantages of both will help you decide which course is right for you! Academic English vs. Conversation English: What’s the Difference? Conversation English: Overview The goal of conversational English classes...

Meet our CISL Pathway Partner, California College of the Arts!
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Meet our CISL Pathway Partner, California College of the Arts!

“Make art that matters” is the motto of our CISL Pathway Partner, California College of the Arts. Are you looking for a career in the arts? A degree from this college might be for you! Meet our CISL Pathway Partner, California College of the Arts! California College of the Arts (CCA) was founded in 1907...

50 Verbs of Analysis for English Academic Essays
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50 Verbs of Analysis for English Academic Essays

In English, we often have to analyze data, research, or facts. Do you know how to do this effectively, while using the appropriate verbs of analysis? This list of 50 verbs of analysis in English will help you. Note: this list is for advanced English learners (CEFR level B2 or above). All definitions are from...

Meet our CISL Pathway Partner, Santa Monica College!
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Meet our CISL Pathway Partner, Santa Monica College!

CISL is proud to announce a partnership with Santa Monica College in beautiful Southern California! With this new partnership, CISL’s English for Academic Purposes graduates can attend Santa Monica College (SMC) without taking the TOEFL. Learn about your future with SMC below. CISL’s Newest Pathway Partner, Santa Monica College What is Santa Monica College? Santa...

5 Podcasts for the Academic English Student
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5 Podcasts for the Academic English Student

Forget listening to podcasts about learning English: instead, learn about English through podcasts about interesting subjects! If you need to improve your academic English skills for the American college or university setting, spend some time listening to these fascinating podcasts about science, the humanities, culture, and technology. 5 Podcasts for the Academic English Student Astronomy...

5 Tips for Improving Your Academic English + Academic English Idioms
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5 Tips for Improving Your Academic English + Academic English Idioms

Improving your academic English skills can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! Choosing the right ways to practice your English will greatly improve your skills in this area. Follow our five tips for improving your academic English to set yourself on the track for academic English success. 5 Tips for Improving Your Academic...

Meet our CISL Pathway Partner, Berkeley City College!
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Meet our CISL Pathway Partner, Berkeley City College!

Did you know that CISL Pathway students can attend a California college (without taking the TOEFL or IELTS exam)? The Pathway Program is the perfect way to study English in a U.S. college! Today we are looking at one of our most exciting partners, Berkeley City College. Meet our CISL Pathway Partner, Berkeley City College! Berkeley...

The Five Best TED Talks about Language
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The Five Best TED Talks about Language

CISL’s English classes give students plenty of opportunities to improve speaking, writing, listening, vocabulary, and reading skills. However, we also believe that learning doesn’t stop when class time does: we encourage our students to continue learning English after the school day ends! The following five best TED Talks about language are designed to motivate our language-loving...