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  • Citizenship Quiz for All Saints and Day of the Dead 2017 Nov 2, 2017
    All Saints and Day of the Dead are part of a 3-day festival that remembers the lives of those who passed before us.  This quiz honors the lives and contributions of ten Americans who died this year: Nov 7 Janet Reno, 78, American lawyer and ...
  • NEW COURSE: USALearns Citizenship Nov 1, 2017
    I am very excited to announce a new online citizenship prep course: USALearns Citizenship which was developed by the Sacramento Office of Education in conjuncture with USCIS and the California State Library. This course is FREE and is available at...
  • Linda Chen's Second Citizenship Interview Oct 25, 2017
    Today we are going to listen to Linda Chen's Second Practice Citizenship Interview. This time we did not use a script; I simply reviewed her N-400 Application for Naturalization. Listen to her first interview here: A Casual Citizenship Interview w...
  • Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples Day, and the Columbian Exchange Oct 9, 2017
    Columbus Day is a US federal holiday that is celebrated on the second Monday of October. Columbus Day remembers Christopher Columbus' arrival to the Americas on October 12, 1492. Indigenous Peoples Day is a holiday that celebrates the native peopl...
  • ┬íViva Boricua! A Citizenship Quiz In Honor of Puerto Rico Oct 6, 2017
    Today we are going to listen to Citizenship quiz in honor of Puerto Rico. Other quizzes for Hispanic heritage month have included Puerto Rican heros such as baseball player and philantropist Roberto Clemente, who died bringing disaster relief to e...
  • Voices of New U.S. Citizens Sep 30, 2017
    Three new US Citizens, Bhavna (India), Lino (Mexico), and Ho Lien (Vietnam) celebrate freedom of speech and speak out in honor of International Podcast Day!   Voices of New U.S. Citizens podcast: http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/voices...
  • Citizenship Quiz in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15 to Oct 15) Part 4 Sep 25, 2017
    Every week, we bring you practice interviews, quizzes, resources, and the latest news that help you get ready for your US citizenship interview. Today we are going to listen to out fourth Citizenship Quiz in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept ...
  • Constitution Week Review and a Quiz about a Great American City Sep 23, 2017
    Every week, we bring you practice interviews, quizzes, resources, and the latest news that help you get ready for your US citizenship interview. Today we are going to close-out constitution and citizenship week with a quick civics quiz celebrating...
  • How to Study for Your U.S. Citizenship Interview (English and Cantonese) Sep 17, 2017
    Teacher Lisa Lau talks abput the importance of the Bill of Rights and how to study for your Citizenship Interview (English and Cantonese). Other interviews with Teacher Lisa Lau: New Year, New Citizen (2013) mp3: http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitize...
  • A Quick Review of the Bill of Rights and the N-400 Part 12 plus Civics Questions Sep 15, 2017
    A Quick Review of the Bill of Rights and the N-400 Part 12 plus Civics Questionspdf: https://goo.gl/XPCNgd More Citizenship Resources for Constitution and Citizenship Weekhttp://bit.ly/USConstWeek The Bill of Rights and the N-400 Part 12: The 1st ...
  • What makes us American Sep 6, 2017
    What makes us American is not a question of what we look like, or where our names come from, or the way we pray. What makes us American is our fidelity to a set of ideals -- that all of us are created equal; that all of us deserve the chance to ma...
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals 2017 Announcement Sep 5, 2017
    In June 2012, President Obama issued an excutive order Called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA gives work, school, deporation relief to undocumented youth. DACA was issued after the failure of Congress to pass comprehensive immi...
  • Interview with Samia Amed (Yemen) Aug 29, 2017
    Today we are going to listen to Nada Anasseri, a teacher and administrator from Sutter County Adult Education in Yuba City, California. We are going to practice the 5th interview from my new book, US Citizenship Bootcamp. This interview focuses on...
  • Military and Selective Service: An Interview from US Citizenship Bootcamp Aug 24, 2017
    Every week, we bring you practice interviews, quizzes, resources, and the latest news that help you get readyfor your US citizenship interview. Today we are going to listen to Francisco Pinedo a teacher and administrator from Soledad Adult School....
  • US Citizenship Bootcamp 5 of 5: The Interview Aug 18, 2017
    Jennifer and Jeane demonstrate a Naturalization Interview from US Citizenship Bootcamp and make final commentsabout both of their books. US Citizenship Bootcamp and She Built Ships During WWII are available from ESLPublishing.com. Listen to all th...
  • US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 4 of 5: Mini-Dialogues about Work Aug 17, 2017
    Jennifer and Jeane demonstrate two mini-dialogues from US Citizenship Bootcamp about Financial Support and Work of National Importance Under Civilian Directions by using examples from She Built Ships During WWII. US Citizenship Bootcamp and She Bu...
  • US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 3 of 5: She Built Ships in World War II Aug 16, 2017
    Jennifer Gagliardi interviews author Jeane Slone about She Built Ships During WWII, a historical novel about the courageous women welders who built ships while their husbands fought in World War II. The women overcome racism and sexism as the...
  • US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 2 of 5: Vocabulary Aug 15, 2017
    Jeane Slone interviews author Jennifer Gagliardi about the vocabulary exercises in the new paperback edition of US Citizenship Bootcamp: Exercises and Quizzes to Pass the Naturalization Interview (Updated August 2017) available from ESLPublishing....
  • US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 1 of 5: Introduction Aug 14, 2017
    Jeane Slone interviews author Jennifer Gagliardi about the new paperback edition of US Citizenship Bootcamp: Exercises and Quizzes to Pass the Naturalization Interview (Updated August 2017). Prepare for the US Citizenship interview by completing a...
  • US Citizenship Summer Interview 3 with Annie Lau (HK) Jul 25, 2017
    Yesterday I got the news that one of my long-time students, Annie Lau, passed her citizenship interview. So today we are going to listen to her last practice interview. This interview was based on our "Regular Citizenship Interview" and&...