CISL Premier English Programs in San Francisco, California

Global Success English for Executives, Professionals, & Highly Motivated Learners



Global Success courses are designed for ambitious learners, business executives, and professionals who desire success in the global economy. These courses are taught in small groups (1:1 or up to 1:4 per class) to ensure that you receive a high level of individual attention. Additionally, classes are structured to maximize the contact time between you and your instructor, and every lesson has clear objectives designed to achieve results quickly. All CISL Global Success instructors are highly qualified native speakers—many with extensive business experience—who are committed to helping you achieve your goals.


  • Gain confidence in speaking for meetings and presentations
  • Improve writing skills for business reports, emails, and business letters
  • Increase general and industry-specific vocabulary
  • Increase comprehension and speed of reaction
  • Learn effective communication in everyday situations

Course Description

The Global Success program is based on a balanced practice of various language skills. Students build vocabulary and spoken language skills, analyze written texts, learn to give effective presentations, and improve their ability to write letters, emails, and reports.

Course Objective

  • News Review

    Lead and participate in class discussions, summarize an article, share opinions.

  • Comprehension and Expression

    Increase cultural awareness and ability to connect with people from other cultures, engage with lessons through goal setting and reflection, monitor progress with weekly recordings of mini‐ presentations.

  • Accuracy of Grammar and Lexis

    Improve control and accuracy in English grammar, speaking, pronunciation, writing, reading, listening, and vocabulary.

Key Features


    Students receive frequent feedback from their instructors on their progress.


    The maximum class size in the Executive English Course is 4 students, so students get a lot of personal attention and feel comfortable in a small group (link read more about why small classes are important).


    Class activities and assignments mimic tasks that students will encounter in real‐life situations so that students can confidently use English to communicate in business situations after leaving CISL.

Premier Executive Program in San Francisco – English for Global Success
LevelsLower‐Intermediate (A2) to Advanced (C2)
Maximum # of students per class4
Lessons per week20
ScheduleMonday‐Friday from 9:00 a.m. ‐ 12:40 p.m. (Optional Private Lessons available in the afternoon)
Start datesAny Monday
Course lengthStudents can choose how long they want to stay in the course; the minimum is 2 weeks.
Language focusGeneral and Business English

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Note: Students taking any 20‐lesson per week course and who are requesting an I‐20 for a student visa will also need to take either an Afternoon Elective or attend a 1.5 hour Study Hall session each week in order to meet the 18‐hour per week minimum requirement for the student visa. One lesson = 50 minutes. For more information about U.S. visas, please read visa information here or contact us directly using the online inquiry form.