Top 10 reasons to study English in the US in 2019
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Top 10 reasons to study English in the US in 2019

Do you want to study English? Have you always dreamed of visiting the United States? If so, keep reading. According to Research Gate, a professional network for scientists and researchers, ‘enhanced communication skills in English can result to not only an improved social life, but also better job opportunities in the future’. In this blog,...

Golf Expressions in English
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Golf Expressions in English

Do you love to golf? This sport is incredibly popular in English, so it is not surprising that there are many golf expressions in English. How many of these have you heard? English also uses many expressions from other sports: read our Sports Related Idioms for more information! Golf Expressions in English Above/below par Golf...

Meet our Japanese Liaison, Joseph!
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Meet our Japanese Liaison, Joseph!

Did you know that CISL has a Japanese Liaison? CISL staff member Joseph is Japanese and lived in Japan for more than 25 years. Now, we are lucky to have him as CISL’s Assistant Academic Manager and official Japanese Liaison. We interviewed Joseph to learn more about his life, his Japanese family, and his job at...

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 Career English Host Company, Martinez + Cutri Corporation!
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Meet our CISL Career English Host Company, Martinez + Cutri Corporation!

With CISL’s Career English program, students attend English classes at CISL and improve their language skills. Students then interview with an American company and are placed in a host company where they practice their English skills in a business setting (and learn many things about an industry). We interviewed Anthony G. Cutri who is the...

CISL Student Florian Learns Project Planning, Social Media, and Corporate Design at Casas Advisors!
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CISL Student Florian Learns Project Planning, Social Media, and Corporate Design at Casas Advisors!

Have you dreamed of improving your English skills for a future job? CISL’s Career English program provides students with the English skills necessary to succeed in the work environment AND offers international students a chance to spend time at an American company! Our German student, Florian, recently learned English at CISL and then spent time...

How to Pass the IELTS Exam
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How to Pass the IELTS Exam

Are you planning to take the IELTS exam? Don’t stress: we have all of the tips you need to pass the test. Follow these recommendations and learn how to pass the IELTS exam. How to Pass the IELTS Exam Know the test format This may sound obvious, but it’s very important. The IELTS test is...

20 Useful Vocabulary Words for an Engineering Resume
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20 Useful Vocabulary Words for an Engineering Resume

Writing a resume is difficult: how can you describe yourself, your education, and your accomplishments without sounding cliche, boring, or arrogant? Verbs that concisely explain your job responsibilities will help you when writing a resume. These 20 useful engineering resume vocabulary words will help you when applying for your engineering job or internship. Note: these...

American Business Traditions + Common English Business Idioms
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American Business Traditions + Common English Business Idioms

Business English is more than just learning the language, phrasal verbs, and vocabulary that you need to be confident in a professional setting: it also includes learning the American business traditions that you need to know in order to conduct business in the U.S.! Do you know these American business traditions? See how they differ...

5 Things You Need To Know Before Taking The Cambridge CAE or FCE Exam
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5 Things You Need To Know Before Taking The Cambridge CAE or FCE Exam

Are you taking the Cambridge CAE or FCE Exam soon? Studying can be stressful, and so is test day! How should you study? What should you study? And what should you expect on test day? There are so many questions students have! Here are 5 things you need to know before taking the Cambridge CAE...