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...

Tips and Practice for CAE Listening Part 3
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Tips and Practice for CAE Listening Part 3

Students preparing for the Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) Exam often have difficulty preparing for the Listening Module. How can you actively improve your listening skills for this part of the exam? Follow these tips for Part 3 of the CAE Listening test. Tips and Practice for CAE Listening Part 3 CAE Listening Part...

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...

Business English Phrasal Verbs for Inspiring Employees
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Business English Phrasal Verbs for Inspiring Employees

Sometimes managing people in the office means more than just supervising: bosses are often required to inspire their employees, especially when times are difficult. This can be difficult for managers whose native language is not English. These Business English phrasal verbs for inspiring employees will help executives keep their employee morale high. Business English Phrasal...

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 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...

CAE Listening Part 1 + Podcasts for CAE Listening Practice
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CAE Listening Part 1 + Podcasts for CAE Listening Practice

Are you planning to take the Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English Exam soon? Don’t stress: in addition to structured test preparation classes, there are many ways to prepare for the exam using self-study! Do you know these CAE Listening Part 1 tips and how to prepare for this part of the test when you’re not...

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...