study English in California Archives

3 Ways Community Service Can Improve Cultural Immersion When Taking ESL Courses

February 21, 2019
It may seem difficult to immerse yourself in a new culture when first arriving in another country. Fortunately, community service can help you learn more about American culture and have fun at the same time! Volunteering and community service have a rich cultural history in…

Parks and Natural Reserves You Can Explore When You Study English in California

July 19, 2018
San Francisco has some of the most beautiful natural reserves and parks in all of the United States. From lush fertile valleys in Yosemite National Park to the waters of Lake Tahoe, the variety of nature parks for ESL students to visit appears almost endless….

Why Is Having Fun Such an Essential Part of Intensive English Training?

March 16, 2018
Learning English as an adult takes time and practice, which is a big part of why ESL courses can be so effective. English language schools help you learn how to speak, listen, write, and read well in English, and make real progress toward fluency. Quickly…

ESI Teacher Stories: Meet the Teachers You’ll Have When You Study English in California

May 18, 2017
When you go to English as a second language school, the teachers you have for your classes are a big part of what makes the experience so special. The right teacher can help you gain confidence in your English skills, teach you helpful techniques for…

Living in American Culture: How do You Survive the First Weeks When You Study English in California?

March 16, 2017
It’s normal to feel nervous when you move to a new country to study. Being in a new place where people speak a different language, eat different food, and have a different culture is a lot of change to experience all at once. Fortunately, it’s…

3 Benefits of Language Exchange During Intensive English Studies

January 23, 2017
If you enroll in at least two months of classes at English Studies Institute (ESI), you can participate in a language exchange program with students from the University of California, Berkeley. Through your exchange, you will get the chance to meet another student or students…

How English School in California Prepares You for University Transfer

November 17, 2016
Earning a degree from a university in the USA opens doors to a world of opportunities. To meet the English language requirements for admission, an intensive English language program like those offered at English Studies Institute (ESI) is the best way to improve your communication…

5 After-Class Activities You Can Participate in While You Study English in California

September 15, 2016
Learning English can happen anywhere! It happens both inside and outside the classroom at schools like the English Studies Institute (ESI) in California. In ESI English courses, students learn to read, write, speak, and understand English better. The learning does not stop when class time…