CISL is a unique language school based in San Diego and San Francisco (California). Established in 1972, CISL has offered high quality language courses for 45 years, all of which are accredited by the CEA (Commision on English Language Program Accrediation).
CISL San Diego is located in San Diego's trendy Gaslamp Quarter within easy walking distance to restaurants, coffee shops, night clubs, shopping, and public transportation.
CISL is particularly well known for its personalised approach to teaching. Class sizes never exceed 8 students, meaning each individual can progress in the best conditions possible and benefit from personalised teaching.
ICFTU offers different language programs (intensive English classes, conversation classes …) as well as unique year-long programs of which there are 3 formats :
Through partnerships with two Community Colleges in the region: Berkeley City College and Grossmont College, CISL offers a one-year program that combines English and academic courses.
During your first semester, you will follow a linguistic refresher program, which will enable you to reach a C1 level in English. Once this level is reached, you can then transfer to one of the two Community Colleges for a semester of academic courses in subject area(s) of your choice.
This program is ideal for students who need to work on their English and wish to discover the American university system. With a semester of total immersion in Community College, you will be able to experience university life in the US, whilst having the guarantee of mastering your English by the end of your program. Finally, the university credits you will validate during your second semester may be recognised if you wish to continue your studies within the Community College. This is an ideal option if you wish to validate your degree more quickly.
For those who wish to study in the US but do not hold the required level of English, CISL offers bridging programs in agreement with American universities to facilitate your admission.
ICFTU offers more than 25 possible transfers to universities or colleges across the country – through their bridging programs you will be able to take language preparation courses to join one of these universities.
In addition to your English lessons, the preparation program will give the benefit of receiving help and guidance from a coordinator who will help you select institutions you will be able to transfer to and accompany you along the admissions process.
In addition, through these programs, you will not need to pass the IELTS or the TOEFL. Thanks to the agreements negotiated between the school and its partner universities, validating your refresher program exempts you from official tests. ICFTU offers you here a royal route to study in the USA!
To apply in this program you will have to provide your last obtained degree (baccalaureate). A level of English B1 + will also be required.
Many of you dream of doing an internship in the USA but it is often very difficult to find a remote company. With ICFTU’s Career English program, it’s now a possibility!
This program is for students who wish to improve their English in a professional setting. The program is divided into two parts:
Warning: Internships in the USA are not paid – the positions offered are “Volunteer Positions”
In order to integrate into such a program, you will need to meet these requirements:
For more information on CISL programs contact a member of the Study Experience team.
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