Citizenship Preparation

Lincoln Education offers a blended learning Preparation for U.S. Citizenship Class. The class meets every Wednesday from 12:00 to 3:00 P.M. Students can receive assistance filling out their N-400 Applications once a month with help from a local community organization. Additionally, interview practice will take place during the Wednesday class. Students will be enrolled in an online course. Homework and quizzes can be done from home on a desktop computer, tablet, laptop or smart phone.  This class is designed for eligible permanent residents who wish to apply for citizenship. Students must test Intermediate Low or above to be placed in the class.

In addition, Beginning Low and above ESL classes include citizenship instruction in the form of Government and History units. Students have opportunities to practice citizenship interview skills.

Description:

This is a nine-week blended learning course for Intermediate to Advanced ESL Students. You will attend class on Wednesdays from 12:00 to 2:30. You will study at home for approximately 9.5 hours a week completing assignments, watching videos, practicing interviews and taking quizzes and tests. Textbooks will be available for use in the classroom but cannot be taken home. You may also choose to purchase a textbook from a bookstore on online. You will prepare for the process of U.S. Naturalization. There are two parts: 1) the English Test and 2) The U.S. History, Government and Civics Test.

Teacher: Donna Barr   

Preparation for U.S. Citizenship/Naturalization Lincoln Education Center Garden Grove, CA

Email

dbarr@ggusd.us

Skype

    citizenshipteacher

 Class/Office Hours

 

Wednesdays 12:00-3:00 PM
Thursdays 12:00-3:00 PM

 

Text and Voicemail

    

 (657) 229-4695

Text:

Voices of Freedom: English and Civics for U.S. Citizenship: 5th Edition; Bill Bliss ISBN# 9780132366281

Goals:

  • To fill out the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form
  • To prepare for the English speaking, writing and reading tests
  • To become comfortable answering sample interview questions
  • To prepare for the U.S. Government, History and Civics Interview by studying the 100 Questions
  • To prepare for the Oath Ceremony

Requirements:

  • Intermediate to Advanced ESL students
  • Weekly class attendance for nine weeks Wednesday afternoons 12:00 – 2:30
  • Home laptop or computer with high-speed internet access; Some study may be done on Smart Phones and Tablets

Resources:

USCIS.gov

Uscitizenpod.com

citizenusa.weebly.com

eslamerica.us/lifeskills

                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Evaluation:

You will do a mock interview with the teacher, who will evaluate you based on your English skills, ability to answer U.S. History, Government and Civics questions and your ability to read and write sentences in English.

Examinations:

Quizzes and tests can be found at the end of each lesson. In addition, there will be practice interviews.