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Top 5 Reasons to Study ESL

Posted on April 12th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Learning any foreign language offers a number of benefits, and English is no exception. There are many ways that learning English can create more opportunities in school, work, travel, and more. Here are the top five reasons you should study ESL at CSI. 1. Spoken around the world English is an official language of 45 […]

Get Answers to Your ESL Questions

Posted on March 8th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Each month we have a guest international student advisor who is dedicated to answering the questions of current international students and those who would like to become an international student. This month is just the same, but with a twist. This March we present you with a special English as a Second Language (ESL) feature! […]

Do you have the Nursing Student Style Down?

Posted on July 22nd, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

      As a nursing student, you will undoubtedly be asked to write a countless number of papers- all in the style of APA format, of course. Instead of simply presenting you with information on APA format, we will also show you how it’s done! The American Psychological Association 6th edition (APA) provides a standardized guideline […]

Common Mistakes International College Applicants Make

Posted on June 27th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

The chance to study at an American university can be life-changing for many international students, giving them coveted credentials and expanding their career goals. Each year students from more than 80 countries fill out applications with hopes that they’ll get an acceptance letter. However, only five to 10 percent of international college applicants get to […]

Studying for the IELTS

Posted on January 16th, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

International students preparing to take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam can follow various steps to increase the likelihood that they will maximize their potential score. Practicing for the Exam It is of course a good idea to practice reading, writing, and speaking English in preparation for the exam. One’s facility with English […]

Full Sail’s ESL program

Posted on October 4th, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

People are like snowflakes – no two are exactly alike. Each of us is interested in different things and passionate about different disciplines. Even the most ardent English student is interested in more than just English but so many English Immersion Programs are cookie-cutter creations that put their focus too squarely on the language itself. […]

Foreign Language to Become World Language

Posted on July 18th, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

According to a recent article from Inside Higher Ed reports, foreign languages are becoming a thing of the past. There is no need to worry, however. This trend is not the result of language extinction or even of the rise of English as a global lingua franca. No, instead this trend – borne out by […]

Changing Accreditation Standards for Intensive English Programs

Posted on June 16th, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

A statement that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released at the recent NAFSA International Educators conference in Houston has major implications for intensive English programs nationwide. At issue is the interpretation of a piece of legislation that President Obama signed in 2010 which required such programs to be accredited in order to issue visas […]

Top 5 Languages Spoken Around the World

Posted on May 12th, 2012 by Apinant Hoontrakul

If you are looking to study a second or third language but don’t know which one to do, you may what to consider studying one of the top 5 languages spoken around the world. If you look online you will find that there are a number of websites listing these languages in a different order. […]

Choosing Where to Study Abroad

Posted on October 4th, 2011 by Apinant Hoontrakul

If you are reading this blog, chances are that you are already open to the idea of studying abroad in another country. You may be excited about the idea of seeing as much of the world as possible that you are having trouble deciding which country you should study in. So to help you decide, […]