Want to become an international music superstar? Learn English!

Contributed by Arthur Fong, Accommodations Assistant, ILSC-San Francisco  Have you thought about taking your English skills to the next level? Take some inspiration from Shakira, the hip shaking Colombian who took the time to practice her English in realizing her full potential. Shakira always had tremendous success in the Latin music markets in the US,


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


Golden Gate Bridge

I Left My heart in San Francisco

Contributed by Luna Yu, Continuing Education teacher, ILSC San Francisco One day if I go to heaven…I’ll look around and say “It ain’t bad, but it ain’t San Francisco”. (Herb Caen) I can’t believe that I’ve been living in San Francisco for almost two years. I was above the age of today’s teenage adventurer when I made

The Student Voice


The Tricky Friendship Abroad

Contributed by Felipe Brito, studying English Through Journalism at ILSC-Toronto Studying abroad can be one of the best experiences a student can have. The chance to taste independence for the first time for some, or having the opportunity to leave the daily problems behind for a couple of months is a dream come true. The cultural shock and the