San Francisco Mission District Dining Guide
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San Francisco Mission District Dining Guide

“There is no better food neighborhood in America than San Francisco’s Mission District.” -Paolo Lucchesi, San Francisco Chronicle   San Francisco’s Mission District is known for its restaurants, art, shops, culture, and Latino/Latina history. If you live in the Bay Area, then a trip to the Mission District isn’t just a one-time experience: it’s something...

Best Burritos in San Diego
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Best Burritos in San Diego

If you come to San Diego and don’t eat a burrito, did you really experience San Diego? The city is famous for its Mexican food and has some of the most delicious burritos. Best Burritos in San Diego Best California Burrito: The California burrito is probably the most famous burrito in Southern California. A California...

Casual English for Conversation
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Casual English for Conversation

“Conversation is food for the soul.” -Proverb Conversation is an art and can be difficult in any language. When learning English, it can be even more difficult if you do not have the right vocabulary words to ask the right questions! The next time you have a conversation in English, try using some of these...

Golf Expressions in English
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Golf Expressions in English

Do you love to golf? This sport is incredibly popular in English, so it is not surprising that there are many golf expressions in English. How many of these have you heard? English also uses many expressions from other sports: read our Sports Related Idioms for more information! Golf Expressions in English Above/below par Golf...

CISL Career English Student Tatiane Learns Marketing with an Event Planning Company
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CISL Career English Student Tatiane Learns Marketing with an Event Planning Company

With CISL’s Career English program, students practice their English in the CISL classroom and then spend time at an American company. At their host company, students practice English in the office, in meetings, and through writing emails and creating documents. The CISL Career English program is the perfect way to gain important language skills for...

Meet our Japanese Liaison, Joseph!
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Meet our Japanese Liaison, Joseph!

Did you know that CISL has a Japanese Liaison? CISL staff member Joseph is Japanese and lived in Japan for more than 25 years. Now, we are lucky to have him as CISL’s Assistant Academic Manager and official Japanese Liaison. We interviewed Joseph to learn more about his life, his Japanese family, and his job at...

6 Reasons to Study English with CISL’s Junior Program
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6 Reasons to Study English with CISL’s Junior Program

There are many English camps for teens in the United States: why choose one of CISL’s Junior Programs? CISL’s camps provide more than just English training and a chance to study in the U.S. Learn why CISL is the best choice for an ESL camp in the U.S. for your teenage son or daughter. 6...

5 Common English Grammar Mistakes
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5 Common English Grammar Mistakes

When learning English, it is possible that you will make these 5 common English grammar mistakes. Learn what you are doing wrong and how to break these habits! The 5 common English grammar mistakes we will focus on are: Subject/verb agreement with he/she/it Singular and plural nouns Overusing modals Forgetting the simple future Misusing the...

Fewer vs. Less in English
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Fewer vs. Less in English

English learners and native English speakers have problems with the words “fewer and less.” Fewer and less are the opposite of more: it is confusing to have TWO words as the opposite of another word! Fewer vs. Less in English How are “fewer” and “less” different? The rules for fewer vs. less in English are...

CISL Career English Student Emanuela Experiences the Biomedical Research Industry
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CISL Career English Student Emanuela Experiences the Biomedical Research Industry

People often say that the American business model and work environment is different than in other countries . . . but exactly how is it different? With CISL’s Career English program, students have the opportunity to experience the U.S. work environment by spending time at an American host company. Italian student Emanuela recently completed the...