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My Experience in San Francisco

Raúl Hervás Díaz, Spain I have been living in San Francisco for nine weeks. My purpose to be here is studying English because I want to work abroad in the future. I finished Civil Engineering five months ago in the city I was born and raised: Madrid, capital of Spain. I chose San Francisco because...

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Winter in San Francisco

by CISL SF student, Philipp Bourdon (Germany) On December 5th, 2010 my plane landed in San Francisco. My booking involved four weeks studying in Converse International School of Languages and eight weeks Volunteer English program. Also, I am living for those three months in a home stay. I spent Christmas and New Year’s Eve in...

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CISL SF Students Attend Hillary Clinton & Condoleeza Rice Events

Both Hillary and Condoleeza appeared at different days as part of the Commonwealth club event. Jean-Pierre Guittard made an announcement at the school during graduation letting all students know that CISL SF had bought free tickets for Hillary’s speech and for Condoleeza’s speech (enough for an entire class of about 8 people). Jean-Pierre wanted our...

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Our new intern in San Francisco

Hey, My name is Julia, and I am staying in San Francisco for three months. At home in Berlin, Germany, I study English in order to be a High School teacher. Obviously, my English has to be very good and I am happy that I found the homepage of Converse by browsing the Web some...

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CISL San Francisco – blog entry by Isabelle (France, Premier Course)

To Wanda, “I’m sorry, I haven’t done my homework”… What is my excuse today? After three days, I’m still feeling jetlagged or maybe I should look for another explanation of being tired. As a matter of fact, I attend class all day long and in the evening I run to meet Bill and participate in...

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CISL San Francisco – blog entry by Jinny (Korea, Premier Course)

In our school activity, I went to the Castro theater to watch the primier of “Alice in Wonderland”. This was the first time that I went to an old style movie theater where an organist plays the organ before the movie starts. And I also saw a lot of people who dressed up in costume....

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CISL San Francisco – blog entry by Jose (Spain, Level 7)

The day I arrived in SF, I was nervous because I hadn’t practiced my English for a long time. I had to speak with a police officer when I arrived at the airport, so I was afraid about having difficulties understanding him. It was surprising when the officer talked to me in Spanish, and the...

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CISL San Francisco – blog entry by Giheon (Korea, Level 7)

What is San Francisco for me?????? Before I came to San Francisco, I had decided to go to Boston to study English. Because I wanted to know how Americans study. But I didn’t go there. There were many reasons. One of them is that Boston is colder than San Francisco. When I was flying over...

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CISL San Francisco – blog entry by Sue (Korea, Level 8)

In my case, I’ve never been to America. Before I came here, I was a little worried about what would be happened. I still remember my first day in San Francisco. Everything was so different from my own country that I couldn’t do well what I had to do. For example, when I had to...

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CISL San Francisco – Blog Entry #2

Wanda’s class submitted essays for the essay contest and I am proud to announce that the winner from her class is Yasunobu (Mikey). Please see below for Mikey’s blog entry: How Would You Describe Your Study Abroad Experience? Hello, I’m a businessman who came from Hiroshima, Japan. I have been studying business English, TOEIC preparation,...