Cambridge FCE and CAE Speaking Part II Vocabulary and Tips
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Cambridge FCE and CAE Speaking Part II Vocabulary and Tips

CISL is proud to have taught intensive Cambridge FCE and CAE  exam preparation classes for the last 25 years (and is equally proud to be a Cambridge Testing Centre)! Would you like some Cambridge FCE and CAE Speaking Part II vocabulary and tips? Read on for some of our expertise! Cambridge FCE and CAE Speaking...

Academic English Vocabulary: Verbs To Use for Citations in Research Essays
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Academic English Vocabulary: Verbs To Use for Citations in Research Essays

When CISL English for Academic Purposes students learn to write academic English research papers, students often have difficulty citing their sources. The problem? Finding synonyms for the word “say” in order to avoid repetition in their paper. The following verbs for citations can be used in place of “say.” Some are more appropriate than others depending...

English Business Idioms with Animals
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English Business Idioms with Animals

Animals probably do not belong in the workplace . . . but why are there so many English business idioms with animals? It seems as if animals are the perfect way to express some of the situations and experiences in business. Want to learn about English business idioms with animals? Keep reading! How many of...

CISL Premier English + Meeting Management Language
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CISL Premier English + Meeting Management Language

With CISL’s Premier English courses, professional, business-minded students perfect their English skills in a productive CISL environment (and in a class of no more than 4 students)! Students of these intensive courses (Executive English in San Diego and Global Success in San Francisco) go on (or go back to!) successful careers in their prospective fields. At their...

Five Common Interview Questions to Practice Before Your Interview
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Five Common Interview Questions to Practice Before Your Interview

Do you have an interview coming up? Don’t stress: prepare! Begin with these five common interview questions to practice before your interview. Use a mirror, use a friend, and craft some unique and personal answers to these difficult (and often vague) questions. For English learners, we have included the language needed to master these interview...

Meet CISL’s Pathway Partner, Santa Barbara Community College!
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Meet CISL’s Pathway Partner, Santa Barbara Community College!

CISL’s Pathway Program is for international students who dream of learning English and then attending an American college or university. Do you share these academic and language goals? CISL Pathway is for you! Meet CISL’s Pathway Partner, Santa Barbara Community College! CISL partners with incredible colleges and universities in the U.S., which ensures students a smooth...

Sales and Marketing Vocabulary for English Learners
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Sales and Marketing Vocabulary for English Learners

CISL is proud to offer students our Career English program, where students master business English and communication skills before spending time in an American company. Past students have experienced architecture, marketing, event planning, and even real estate through CISL! One of the most requested areas of interest for students is sales and marketing. Do you know...

Academic English: Writing a Paragraph + CISL’s EAP and Pathway
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Academic English: Writing a Paragraph + CISL’s EAP and Pathway

Are you an international student preparing to attend college in the United States? With CISL’s Pathway Program, students first attend CISL’s English for Academic Purposes Program and master the academic English skills necessary to succeed in the rigorous American classroom. Students then transfer to one of CISL’s esteemed Pathway Partner schools, such as Palomar College...

English for Engineers: Vocabulary for Dimensions
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English for Engineers: Vocabulary for Dimensions

English is quickly becoming the language of engineering, which is why CISL now offers the English for Engineers program. With this program, Upper Intermediate and Advanced students learn the skills necessary to help them succeed in an English speaking Engineering environment. Among other things, students learn: Language related to engineering (such as design, procedures, and...