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...

50 Verbs of Analysis for English Academic Essays
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50 Verbs of Analysis for English Academic Essays

In English, we often have to analyze data, research, or facts. Do you know how to do this effectively, while using the appropriate verbs of analysis? This list of 50 verbs of analysis in English will help you. Note: this list is for advanced English learners (CEFR level B2 or above). All definitions are from...

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...

5 Podcasts for the Academic English Student
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5 Podcasts for the Academic English Student

Forget listening to podcasts about learning English: instead, learn about English through podcasts about interesting subjects! If you need to improve your academic English skills for the American college or university setting, spend some time listening to these fascinating podcasts about science, the humanities, culture, and technology. 5 Podcasts for the Academic English Student Astronomy...

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...

The Five Best TED Talks about Language
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The Five Best TED Talks about Language

CISL’s English classes give students plenty of opportunities to improve speaking, writing, listening, vocabulary, and reading skills. However, we also believe that learning doesn’t stop when class time does: we encourage our students to continue learning English after the school day ends! The following five best TED Talks about language are designed to motivate our language-loving...

Academic English Vocabulary: Verbs To Use for Citations in Research Essays
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Academic English Vocabulary: Verbs To Use for Citations in Research Essays

When CISL English for Academic Purposes students learn to write academic English research papers, students often have difficulty citing their sources. The problem? Finding synonyms for the word “say” in order to avoid repetition in their paper. The following verbs for citations can be used in place of “say.” Some are more appropriate than others depending...

Meet CISL’s Pathway Partner, Santa Barbara Community College!
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Meet CISL’s Pathway Partner, Santa Barbara Community College!

CISL’s Pathway Program is for international students who dream of learning English and then attending an American college or university. Do you share these academic and language goals? CISL Pathway is for you! Meet CISL’s Pathway Partner, Santa Barbara Community College! CISL partners with incredible colleges and universities in the U.S., which ensures students a smooth...

Academic English: Writing a Paragraph + CISL’s EAP and Pathway
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Academic English: Writing a Paragraph + CISL’s EAP and Pathway

Are you an international student preparing to attend college in the United States? With CISL’s Pathway Program, students first attend CISL’s English for Academic Purposes Program and master the academic English skills necessary to succeed in the rigorous American classroom. Students then transfer to one of CISL’s esteemed Pathway Partner schools, such as Palomar College...