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Tips for preparing for the Cambridge CAE and FCE speaking tests

Many CISL San Diego and CISL San Francisco students are preparing for the Cambridge University Certificate of Advanced English or First Certificate of English tests. CISL has some tips to help our students prepare for this part of the exam. CISL San Diego and CISL San Francisco are both official Cambridge Exam Centers. Elements of...

The Best of Friends
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The Best of Friends

Everyone at CISL San Francisco knows that Julie and Olivia are friends. BEST FRIENDS. These roommates eat lunch together, travel together, and sometimes even dress alike! Although they are both from South Korea, they have the opportunity to meet people from other countries while in class. Olivia is in an Intermediate level class in the...

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Voices of CISL

Pablo, Volunteer English Student, SPAIN I’m a Website Designer from Spain and I studied at CISL San Francisco for 3 weeks. I was here for personal development although I speak English at work too. Learning idioms was so nice for me; it was actually my first time to learn about idioms in the classroom. CISL...

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Winter in San Francisco

by CISL SF student, Philipp Bourdon (Germany) On December 5th, 2010 my plane landed in San Francisco. My booking involved four weeks studying in Converse International School of Languages and eight weeks Volunteer English program. Also, I am living for those three months in a home stay. I spent Christmas and New Year’s Eve in...

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Graduated from CISL!

By Dianne Kuijs, The Netherlands My first article was about the preparations for my journey to San Diego and starting my lessons at Converse International School of Language (CISL). Now, it’s unbelievable but true, I have finished my lessons. You know what they say, “Time flies when you’re having fun!” My last day of school...

Baseball in downtown San Diego, such as sport must be!
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Baseball in downtown San Diego, such as sport must be!

By Linda Sintniklaas, The Netherlands (CISL San Diego Student) If you think you can’t go to a good baseball match in San Diego, you’re totally wrong! The home stadium of the Padres is located in San Diego, named the Petco Park. This stadium is the property of the much appreciated San Diego Padres, ‘the’ baseball...

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Learning English, meeting people and having fun at CISL!

By Dianne Kuijs, The Netherlands (CISL San Diego Student) After all the preparations, the journey to San Diego, and all the first impressions of the city, I began my lessons at Converse International School of Language (CISL) last week. Although I was already settled in San Diego, as I walked into the building of CISL...