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Fun ways to practice English while studying in SF and SD

CISL students receive hours of English conversation practice while in the classroom Monday through Friday, but the learning does not end once classtime does! The following list includes some of the many ways CISL students can practice English while studying in SF and SD. How many of these things have you tried? Fun ways to...

Roman’s Favorite San Francisco Bars!
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Roman’s Favorite San Francisco Bars!

By CISL SF Student, Roman If you study English at CISL San Francisco, it will be easy for you to make a lot of new friends from all over the world. You spend time with them in class and also maybe after class in the school activities. Today, I will recommend some places for to...

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The Experiences of Jisu from Korea

By CISL San Francisco student, Roman Jisu studies business in Korea and decided to take a year off from university to discover the world. She wants to travel to every continent and communicate with people from all over the world, but she also thinks that it is very important to have a high level of...

Ellie’s experiences from the Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco
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Ellie’s experiences from the Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco

Ellie came from Osaka, Japan to study English for three weeks at CISL San Francisco. She enjoys   communicating with a lot of foreigners and also meeting a variety of people, which is one of the reasons she decided to come specifically to San Francisco. Besides studying English, Ellie decided to attend the Outside Lands Festival...

Things to See Outside of San Francisco
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Things to See Outside of San Francisco

 By Roman (Germany), CISL SF student San Francisco is an amazing city and there are a lot of great things to see and do. But if you stay in the city for longer than a month, you should also discover other places in the Bay Area. Today I will recommend some places to go. Stanford...

A Perfect Lunchtime at Mission Dolores Park
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A Perfect Lunchtime at Mission Dolores Park

  By Roman, CISL SF student After a two-month stay in San Francisco, the Mission District has become one of my favorite places in the city. This area, found between 16th Street, 24th Street, Van Ness Avenue and Church Street, is one of the most lovely neighborhoods in San Francisco. Based on my experience, I...

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Experiences from Luis

Luis from Spain, who speaks Spanish as well as Basque, wanted to improve his English so he decided to come to America. He chose San Francisco, because his father told him about his own experiences, that San Francisco is the nicest city on the American West Coast. The classes at CISL San Francisco helped him...

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Jake’s San Francisco Experiences

Jake, whose Korean name is Sangwon Jung, took a year off from his university in South Korea to seek new experiences and to improve himself. He decided to go to San Francisco for six months to study English and to meet a lot of people from all over the world in this exciting city. The...

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A San Francisco Walking Tour for International Students

By CISL SF student Roman Barufke, Germany So, you’ve got a free afternoon with no homework and don’t know what to do? Well, there are a lot of op­portunities in this wonderful city. Today, I am going to recommend a walk through the northern part of San Francisco, which starts at Washington Square, then goes...

Visiting Bodega Bay
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Visiting Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay, a five-mile wide inlet of the Pacific Ocean located 40 miles north San Francisco, is a popular getaway for Northern Californians. Between the water and land activities, the adorable town of Bodega Bay and its many shops, and the proximity to many vineyards, there seems to be something for everyone at Bodega Bay!...