U.S. Citizenship Training
BENEFITS OF CITIZENSHIP•Apply for permanent resident visas for close relatives•Children (under 18) automatically become ci...
REQUIREMENTS FOR CITIZENSHIP•Must be at least 18 years old•Must be a lawful permanent resident for 5 years      (3 years i...
REQUIREMENTS FOR CITIZENSHIP•Pass a test on speaking, understanding,reading, and writing basic English•Pass a U.S. history...
English & Civics Testing    Exemptions/ Waivers50/20 or 55/15 -- Exempt from Englishrequirement•Can take test and intervie...
Success Rates•84% pass on first try•95% pass on second try•Civics pass rate – 93%•English pass rate – 87%•By age: 18 – 24 ...
You begin here….                         THE CITIZENSHIP PROCESS        Get N-400   Collect information                   ...
Naturalization Interview  Each applicant will be tested on:1. Understanding English (everyday conversation,   N-400)2. Con...
SAMPLE SENTENCES FOR READING1. I live in Portland, Maine.2. I want to be a United States citizen.3. She is my daughter and...
Naturalization Interview  Each applicant will be tested on:1. Understanding English (everyday conversation)2. Content of N...
SAMPLE DICTATION SENTENCES             (from actual interviews)1. I live in Portland, Maine.2. George Washington was the f...
•Teaching Citizenship  -- U.S. History and Government   (100 questions)  -- understanding the N-400  -- reading (selected ...
CONTACT INFORMATION        Valerie DeVuyst   devuyv@portlandschools.org    Debby Murray       debbym@gwi.net      Portland...
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Esl teacher training nov 16 '07

  1. 1. U.S. Citizenship Training
  2. 2. BENEFITS OF CITIZENSHIP•Apply for permanent resident visas for close relatives•Children (under 18) automatically become citizens•Spouse only has to wait 3 years•Vote in all elections•Run for elected office•Serve on jury•Travel with U.S. passport•Government employment (security clearance)•Protection from deportation•Dual citizenship
  3. 3. REQUIREMENTS FOR CITIZENSHIP•Must be at least 18 years old•Must be a lawful permanent resident for 5 years (3 years if married to a U.S. citizen)•Have made the U.S. your continuous residence for 5 years•Have been in the U.S. for at least half of the fiveyears before applying for naturalization•Good moral character•Attachment to the principles of the U.S.Constitution•Favorable disposition toward the United States
  4. 4. REQUIREMENTS FOR CITIZENSHIP•Pass a test on speaking, understanding,reading, and writing basic English•Pass a U.S. history and government test
  5. 5. English & Civics Testing Exemptions/ Waivers50/20 or 55/15 -- Exempt from Englishrequirement•Can take test and interview orally in nativelanguage65/20 -- Exempt from English requirement•Can take civics test in native language fromlist of 25 questions.
  6. 6. Success Rates•84% pass on first try•95% pass on second try•Civics pass rate – 93%•English pass rate – 87%•By age: 18 – 24 99% 50 – 64 75%
  7. 7. You begin here…. THE CITIZENSHIP PROCESS Get N-400 Collect information Notice arrives for Fill Out Forms CIS Interview and Test Report for Appointment •Q’s about N400- App. Take Pictures •Q’s about U.S. History, Gov’t Send packet & $675 •Dictation and Reading to CIS CIS Reviews N-400 FAIL PASS Waiting Period Retest / Interview within 90 days OATH Fingerprints CEREMONY Notice arrives FAIL PASS NEW Take Prints CITIZEN!! Wait 1 year. Reapply
  8. 8. Naturalization Interview Each applicant will be tested on:1. Understanding English (everyday conversation, N-400)2. Content of N-400 application (personal information, good moral character, oath requirements)3. U.S. History and Government (“100 questions”)4. Ability to read in English (read selected passage)
  9. 9. SAMPLE SENTENCES FOR READING1. I live in Portland, Maine.2. I want to be a United States citizen.3. She is my daughter and he is my son.4. I drive my car to work everyday.
  10. 10. Naturalization Interview Each applicant will be tested on:1. Understanding English (everyday conversation)2. Content of N-400 application (personal information, good moral character, oath requirements)3. U.S. History and Government (“100 questions”)4. Ability to read in English (read selected passage)5. Ability to write in English (dictation)
  11. 11. SAMPLE DICTATION SENTENCES (from actual interviews)1. I live in Portland, Maine.2. George Washington was the first president of the United States.3. My wife works outside the home.4. The president is elected every 4 years.
  12. 12. •Teaching Citizenship -- U.S. History and Government (100 questions) -- understanding the N-400 -- reading (selected passage) -- dictation (selected sentences) -- interview/social skills -- test taking skills
  13. 13. CONTACT INFORMATION Valerie DeVuyst devuyv@portlandschools.org Debby Murray debbym@gwi.net Portland Adult Education 874-8155

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