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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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Amazing Mission Beach

When I first got off from the bus in Mission Boulevard my attention was captured by the huge Roller Coaster located few steps from the coast. What I didn’t know was that the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster is just one of the several rides you can find in Belmont Park. Belmont Park is San Diego’s beachfront...

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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,...

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Essay Contest at CISL San Francisco

We invited students to participate in an Essay Contest for our CISL blog. We were on the lookout for creative and interesting short essays about their experiences studying at CISL, or living in San Francisco, any cultural differences they have noticed, or a CISL activity they participated in. This presented an excellent opportunity for students to show off their...

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Alexandra: Sailing on the San Francisco Bay

I didn’t want to see the Golden Gate Bridge like everyone else and I got the chance to take a trip on a catamaran. It is really fun and I’ve seen some places I wouldn’t have seen from the San Francisco Piers. We passed Alcatraz, Angel Island, Sausalito and, of course, we got close to...

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Alexandra: Our Intern at CISL San Francisco

Our Intern Alexandra, started her internship at CISL San Francisco yesterday. Please see her blog entry below. Greetings, My name is Alexandra. I’m 21 years old and I’m from Vienna, Austria. Right now I’m studying Journalism and Communication at the University of Vienna. I came to San Francisco about one and a half months ago...

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Creative Writing Exercise: What our Dreams Tell Us About our Personalities

"It's a warm summer day. The bright sun flahsed through the tops of the trees. I'm walking on a path of pebbles. The birds are singing and a soft breeze blows on my face. I hear the soft sounds of a little stream. I pass over a little bridge: the stream is surrounded by thousands of beautiful little white flowers."

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Visiting the “UrbanTrees” Art Exhibit at the San Diego Harbor

Shin’s Level 9 class recently visited an exhibit called “The Art of Trees” at the San Diego Harbor. After the trip, his students took some time to write about their experiences. Here are some of their opinions about the exhibit: “I was surprised after visiting ‘The Art of Trees’ at the Harbor, because beforehand, I...

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Looking back: a class’ favorite CISL memories

When all the students from Natalie’s Level 8 class graduated, they decided to do something interesting: make a book about the experiences at Converse! Here are some of their entries in their “yearbook.” “I have to recognize that these classes have been fun. What I liked the most were my classmates because all of them...