Student and Tourist Visa Information for International Students
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Student and Tourist Visa Information for International Students

Are you coming to the U.S. to study English? If so, you probably have many questions regarding your visa: how to obtain it, what to do (and what not to do) during your interview, and how long your visa will be valid. Read on for information about student visas, including the I-94, B2, F1, and...

Common Irregular Plural Nouns in English
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Common Irregular Plural Nouns in English

Do you know the difference between plural and singular nouns (and which plural nouns in English are irregular)? Read on to find out! Making singular nouns plural Most singular nouns in English are easy to make plural: simply add an “-s.” One dog Two dogs One bottle Five bottles For nouns that end in s,...

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...

English Capitalization Rules + A Trip to Sacramento, California’s Capital
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English Capitalization Rules + A Trip to Sacramento, California’s Capital

Do you know the basic English capitalization rules? Stick with these simple guidelines and you will understand the majority of the times that we capitalize something in English. Basic English Capitalization Rules The first letter of the first word of a sentence This basic rule is something we always follow in English. The thing I...

15 Marketing Idioms in English
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15 Marketing Idioms in English

Marketing is an important part of many businesses and is a large part of many conversations during meetings. Are you learning English for the workplace? If so, these 15 marketing idioms in English will be useful. 15 Marketing Idioms in English Across the board Definition: Applying to all. Example: We will be making changes to...

20 Useful Vocabulary Words for an Engineering Resume
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20 Useful Vocabulary Words for an Engineering Resume

Writing a resume is difficult: how can you describe yourself, your education, and your accomplishments without sounding cliche, boring, or arrogant? Verbs that concisely explain your job responsibilities will help you when writing a resume. These 20 useful engineering resume vocabulary words will help you when applying for your engineering job or internship. Note: these...

Bodyboarding vs. Surfing (+ Surfing Vocabulary and Slang)
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Bodyboarding vs. Surfing (+ Surfing Vocabulary and Slang)

Surfing is a way of life in California, so it is no surprise that surfing vocabulary and slang are parts of the language on the West Coast! We are providing an infographic from Finbin (a website about water sports) about the bodyboarding vs. surfing debate. Do you know the difference? Have you tried both, and if so,...

The Most Beautiful Places in LA + 5 Beautiful English Words
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The Most Beautiful Places in LA + 5 Beautiful English Words

In a city of nearly 4 million people, is it possible to find beautiful escapes? In Los Angeles, there certainly is. The area’s parks and beaches provide plenty of natural escapes for its residents and visitors, and there are many man-made gardens to provide relaxation and beauty. During your next trip, be sure to see...