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CISL SF publishes student newspaper, “The Converser”

CISL is proud to publish our first student newspaper, called The Converser, this month! Students who attended (or currently attend) CISL San Francisco may have spoken with Academic Director, Wendy, or Derrick, CISL Client Services Coordinator. Get to know them in the first edition of The Converser, and also read an interesting article about the...

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Student Writing Sample: “Do We Have Free Will?”

Do we have free will? CISL San Francisco students were asked this question last month for our writing contest. The winning entry, from Maxime Bindzi, is a wonderful example of a five-paragraph English essay. Enjoy his musings on free will. Congratulations, Maxime! Your writing skills are truly impressive! Student Writing Sample: “Do We Have Free...

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Saeed’s Post TOEFL Exam Skydive!

I have been studying at CISL San Francisco for 2 months. I want to improve my writing and reading skills for the TOEFL Exam. My listening skills are okay because I watch T.V. in English. My goal for the TOEFL is 102 because I want to get my MBA in Marketing in California. This was...

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Writing Sample: “Is it Ever OK to Tell a Lie?”

To what extent is telling a lie a bad thing? In English we call little lies “white lies.” These are lies that we tell to the people we love because we do not want to hurt their feelings. For example, you might not like your friend’s new shirt, but if your friend asks you your...

Roberto Visits the San Diego Zoo
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Roberto Visits the San Diego Zoo

Hello everybody, My name is Roberto Díaz and I am one of the English students that has had the pleasure to attend an English course at Converse International School of Languages in San Diego. During my last week in San Diego, I had the opportunity to visit the San Diego Zoo with the Converse organized activity...

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Writing Contest Winner: What comes to mind when you think of summer?

  Just two weeks ago, Americans celebrated Labor Day, which traditionally marks the end of summer. But the weather is still warm and summer is in full-swing here in San Diego! Because we are still enjoying the late summer sun and activities, we thought we would ask our students what they think of summer. The...

Life after CISL: an old student returns!!
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Life after CISL: an old student returns!!

One of the saddest things about a school like CISL is saying goodbye to all of our wonderful, warm students. So when an old student surprises us with a visit, you can imagine the excitement of the teachers and the staff! Just a few weeks ago, former CISL San Diego student Benedikt Olles from Germany popped...

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Student experiences: Las Vegas!

When words are not enough to describe the feeling that this city gives you, the only thing I can do is encourage you to find out for yourself. I could tell you everything this city offers to you, starting with its stunning neon lights, flooded grand avenues crowded of people, or its amazing hotels, great...

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Book smart vs. street smart? Students weigh in

This month, we asked our students their opinion on the following topic: “Not everything that is learned is contained in books. Do you agree or disagree?” Our CISL San Francisco student Belén Candenas wrote an articulate essay on the subject and we are proud to share it on the CISL Blog. Congratulations, Belen! Knowledge obtained...