Christmas in California: 5 Holiday Traditions to Experience
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Christmas in California: 5 Holiday Traditions to Experience

Will you be studying English in California during the winter? Experience the holidays, Southern California style! Whether you are on the state’s white sandy beaches or in the Sierra Nevada mountains, you can have a “white” Christmas in California. Christmas in California: 5 Holiday Traditions to Experience  See Disneyland at Christmastime Disneyland is known for...

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...

Meet our CISL Pathway Partner, California College of the Arts!
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Meet our CISL Pathway Partner, California College of the Arts!

“Make art that matters” is the motto of our CISL Pathway Partner, California College of the Arts. Are you looking for a career in the arts? A degree from this college might be for you! Meet our CISL Pathway Partner, California College of the Arts! California College of the Arts (CCA) was founded in 1907...

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English Prepositions of Location (AT, ON, and IN) + SF’s Best Beaches

Prepositions are some of the most difficult aspects of English for many language learners: especially English prepositions of location such as AT, ON, and IN. (These are also called prepositions of place.) Learn how to use them properly to avoid confusion! Since CISL offers English courses in San Diego and San Francisco, we can’t think...

The 5 Best Sunset Views in SF + Sunset Color Vocab
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The 5 Best Sunset Views in SF + Sunset Color Vocab

California sunsets are one of the best things about living in this beautiful state. When you’re studying English in San Francisco, be sure to enjoy the sunset each evening! These locations offer the 5 best sunset views in SF. How amazing are the sunsets in California? Take a look on Instagram and you’ll see! Each...

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...

Celebrating Mardi Gras in the U.S. + Mardi Gras vocabulary
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Celebrating Mardi Gras in the U.S. + Mardi Gras vocabulary

Mardi Gras is here! Are you celebrating? Both San Diego and San Francisco host incredible events for Mardi Gras, but before enjoying the parties, make sure that you know these Mardi Gras-related vocabulary words (and the traditions they are associated with). Celebrating Mardi Gras in the U.S. Mardi Gras Vocabulary  Fat Tuesday “Fat Tuesday” is...

California Dreaming! A Look at CISL’s Jr. Program California Coastal Trip
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California Dreaming! A Look at CISL’s Jr. Program California Coastal Trip

CISL offers English summer camps for teens in locations throughout the United States, including East Coast camps at prestigious Yale and Georgetown University and West Coast camps in sunny San Diego, exciting Los Angeles, and unique UC Berkeley! After 2 or 3 weeks of English studies, students at our Los Angeles teen camp (held at...