The unique cable car (Photo credit: Arthur Fond)

San Francisco Transit Guide

Contributed by Arthur Fong, Accommodations Coordinator at ILSC-San Francisco San Francisco is one of the most aesthetic cities in the world. However, making plans to travel in and around San Francisco can present daunting choices. Do you catch the bus, take the subway, or ride the train? Let’s answer these questions…but first: Know the common

The Student Voice

Amer Fort

ILSC New Delhi: The Real Experience

Contributed by Lucia Pietropaolo, student at ILSC New Delhi Almost one month has already gone by. It feels like it was just time to leave, and now it’s time to go back home. When I decided to come here, I knew it was going to be a challenge for me. I’ve travelled the world, but India



How training for a half marathon improved me as a teacher

Contributed by Molly Jones, teacher at ILSC-San Francisco All the bosses and mentors I’ve ever had tell me the same thing: “A job is a marathon, not a sprint; pace yourself to achieve maximum efficiency.” Regardless of this sage wisdom, I feel like much of my life has been spent in a series of sprints, I


Continuing Education


How to Text in Spanish Like a Native Speaker

Contributed by Jilynnette Centeno Millan , Spanish Instructor, ILSC-San Francisco Edited by Lacy Edney, Marketing and Social Media Coordinator, ILSC-San Francisco We are always communicating with others; if not by email, then by text messaging. Let’s be honest, most of us rarely ever talk on the phone unless it’s an emergency. Text messaging has a really important

Corporate Training

Listening Ear

How to Improve Your Spanish Listening Skills

Contributed by Jilynnette Centeno Millan , Spanish Instructor, ILSC-San Francisco Edited by Lacy Edney, Marketing and Social Media Coordinator, ILSC-San Francisco Learning a language requires patience, dedication and motivation. I often ask my students how many of them are musicians or play sports, and what these activities have in common. Most of them raise their hands and acknowledge