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Citizenship

Citizenship and Civic ParticipatioCourses Offered

Course Number

Course Name and Description

Hours

ESL Civics 010CE

ESL and Civics I

Students learn civic content and practice oral/aural skills necessary to begin the process of becoming a United States citizen. Students develop beginning listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills at an introductory English as a Second Language (ESL) level.

18

ESL Civics 011CE

ESL and Civics II

Students learn civic content and practice oral/auditory skills necessary to begin the process of becoming a United States citizen. Students continue to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in preparation to take the United States Citizenship and Immigration interview at a beginning English as a Second Language (ESL) level.

18

ESL Civics 012CE

ESL and Civics III

This competency-based, open-entry citizenship course introduces U.S. History and government with appropriate English vocabulary and grammar structure for low intermediate level ESL (English as a Second Language) students who are preparing to take the U.S. citizenship examination.

54

ESL Civics 013CE

ESL and Civics IV

In this open-entry, noncredit course students will learn about integrated topics of Civics and Citizenship preparation. Students will prepare for the Citizenship test and interview. They will also learn skills to assist them with their immersion into a predominately English-speaking society at an intermediate (ESL) English as a Second Language level.

54

ESL Civics 014CE

ESL and Civics V

This competency-based, open-entry citizenship course introduces U.S. history and government with the appropriate English vocabulary and grammar structure for high intermediate ESL (English as a Second Language) students who are preparing to take the U. S. Citizenship examination.

54

ESL Civics 015CE

ESL and Civics VI

Students discuss civics, U.S. history, and government at an advanced ESL (English as a Second Language) level. Students prepare for the Citizenship test and interview. Students apply skills to assist them in their immersion into a predominately English-speaking society by using advanced vocabulary.

54


Who is Eligible for Citizenship?

You may qualify for US Citizenship if:
  • You have been a permanent resident for at least 5 years and meet all other eligibility requirements.
  • You have been a permanent resident for 3 years or more and meet all eligibility requirements to file as a spouse of a U.S. citizen. You have qualifying service in the U.S. armed forces and meet all other eligibility requirements.
  • Your child may qualify for naturalization if you are a U.S. citizen, the child was born outside the U.S., the child is currently residing outside the U.S., and all other eligibility requirements are met.
More Information About US Citizenship:

Steps to Become a U.S. Citizen

10 Steps to Naturalization

https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/learn-about-citizenship/10-steps-to-naturalization

Step 1. Determine if you are already a U.S. citizen

Step 2. Determine if you are eligible to become a U.S. citizen

Step 3. Prepare your Form N-400, Application for Naturalization

Step 4. Submit your Form N-400 and pay your fees

Step 5. Go to your biometrics appointment, if applicable

Step 6. Complete the interview

Step 7. Receive a decision from USCIS on your Form N-400

Step 8. Receive a notice to take the Oath of Allegiance

Step 9. Take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States

Step 10. Understanding U.S. citizenship


Additional Information & Links

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Non-USCIS Links
USCIS Website:

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