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Phrasal Verbs for Cambridge FCE and CAE Speaking Module

During the Cambridge CAE or FCE Speaking Module, examiners look for your ability to use advanced vocabulary, including phrasal verbs, as naturally as possible. Learn these phrasal verbs for the Cambridge FCE and CAE Speaking Module and your score will improve drastically! Phrasal Verbs for Cambridge FCE and CAE Before learning the phrasal verbs, you must...

Useful Vocabulary for Creating a Resume
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Useful Vocabulary for Creating a Resume

How can you describe yourself, your experiences, and your education in a way that will make you stand out? Language can help! Using creative and original vocabulary will make your resume more interesting to read. Try this useful vocabulary for creating a resume to improve your resume (and perhaps improve your chances of getting an...

Business English: Idioms and Language for Constructive Criticism
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Business English: Idioms and Language for Constructive Criticism

As a manager or business owner, English speakers are expected to provide feedback and criticism to employees and co-workers. This can be exceptionally difficult for language learners because idioms are not just a common part of the English language, but an exceptionally important aspect of the business world.These Business English idioms and language for constructive...

5 Tips for Improving Your Academic English + Academic English Idioms
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5 Tips for Improving Your Academic English + Academic English Idioms

Improving your academic English skills can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! Choosing the right ways to practice your English will greatly improve your skills in this area. Follow our five tips for improving your academic English to set yourself on the track for academic English success. 5 Tips for Improving Your Academic...

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Career English Student Success: Hyebin’s Talent Scout and Marketing Experience!

CISL’s Career English program allows international students to master English skills and then spend time with an American company. Our student Hyebin recently completed the Career English course by spending time with Gaslamp Event Management, a marketing company that also is a talent management company for models. Hyebin provided us with some information about her...

Meet our CISL Pathway Partner, Berkeley City College!
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Meet our CISL Pathway Partner, Berkeley City College!

Did you know that CISL Pathway students can attend a California college (without taking the TOEFL or IELTS exam)? The Pathway Program is the perfect way to study English in a U.S. college! Today we are looking at one of our most exciting partners, Berkeley City College. Meet our CISL Pathway Partner, Berkeley City College! Berkeley...

Cambridge Advanced (CAE) Listening Part 4 Tips
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Cambridge Advanced (CAE) Listening Part 4 Tips

Are you taking the Cambridge CAE exam soon? Many students struggle with the Listening Module, particularly with Part 4 of the test. The following CAE Listening Part 4 tips will help our students prepare for this section of the test. Cambridge CAE Listening Part 4 Tips Before reading the CAE Listening Part 4 Tips, let’s...

5 Business Meeting Ice Breakers for ESL Learners
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5 Business Meeting Ice Breakers for ESL Learners

How do you start a business meeting? This is a difficult question for executives and professionals to answer. What about starting a business meeting in English when it’s not your native language? This is even more difficult! We have some ideas for meeting ice breakers that will start your meeting off well. Before using these...

The Five Best TED Talks about Language
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The Five Best TED Talks about Language

CISL’s English classes give students plenty of opportunities to improve speaking, writing, listening, vocabulary, and reading skills. However, we also believe that learning doesn’t stop when class time does: we encourage our students to continue learning English after the school day ends! The following five best TED Talks about language are designed to motivate our language-loving...