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Prepare for your U.S. Citizenship Interview with mock interviews, civics quizzes, and the latest citizenship and immigration news and resources.

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Constitution Week Review and a Quiz about a Great American City

9/23/2017
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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 the birthday of a great American city, Milpitas, CA. But before we begin, I would like to do a quick review of some of the resources posted this week, all of which are available on uscitizenpod.com. Sept 16 A Quick Review of the Bill of Rights...

Duration: 00:08:40


How to Study for Your U.S. Citizenship Interview (English and Cantonese)

9/17/2017
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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) http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/interview-17.mp3https://youtu.be/1uEASCrNacU 01 Principles of American Democracy USCIS 100:01-12 (2014) http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/2014-01-12.mp3 The Bill of Rights and the N-400 Part 12 plus Civics Questions...

Duration: 00:01:45


A Quick Review of the Bill of Rights and the N-400 Part 12 plus Civics Questions

9/16/2017
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A Quick Review of the Bill of Rights and the N-400 Part 12 plus Civics Questions pdf: https://goo.gl/XPCNgd More Citizenship Resources for Constitution and Citizenship Week http://bit.ly/USConstWeek The Bill of Rights and the N-400 Part 12: The 1st Amendment protects freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, right of peaceable assembly, and the right to petition the government. N-400 Part 12:12. Have you ever persecuted any person because of his race, religion,...

Duration: 00:05:47


What makes us American

9/6/2017
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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 make of our lives what we will; that all of us share an obligation to stand up, speak out, and secure our most cherished values for the next generation. That's how America has traveled this far. That's how, if we keep at it, we will ultimately...

Duration: 00:00:57


Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals 2017 Announcement

9/5/2017
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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 immigration reform. On Sept. 5, 2017. at the behest of current president, the Department of Homeland Security, initiated the phase out of DACA. DHS will provide a limited, six-month window during which it will consider certain requests for DACA and...

Duration: 00:04:57


Interview with Samia Amed (Yemen)

8/30/2017
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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 the vocabulary related to identification, travel, claim, vote, taxes, crime, deported, and attachment to the Constitution, plus 6 civics questions. After the interview, Nada talks about the educational opportunities offered at Sutter County One...

Duration: 00:08:16


Military and Selective Service: An Interview from US Citizenship Bootcamp

8/24/2017
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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 Francisco Pinedo a teacher and administrator from Soledad Adult School. We are going to practice the 9th interview from my new book, US Citizenship Bootcamp. This interview focuses on the vocabulary related to military service which can be a difficult conversation. Just as a person was a good soldier in the...

Duration: 00:11:20


US Citizenship Bootcamp 5 of 5: The Interview

8/18/2017
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Jennifer and Jeane demonstrate a Naturalization Interview from US Citizenship Bootcamp and make final comments about both of their books. US Citizenship Bootcamp and She Built Ships During WWII are available from ESLPublishing.com. Listen to all the episodes about the NEW paperback edition of US Citizenship Bootcamp: Mon 8/14/2017 US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 1 of 5: IntroductionTue 8/15/2017 US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 2 of 5: VocabularyWed 8/16/2017 US Citizenship Bootcamp...

Duration: 00:11:51


US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 4 of 5: Mini-Dialogues about Work

8/17/2017
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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 Built Ships During WWII are available from ESLPublishing.com. Listen to all the episodes about the NEW paperback edition of US Citizenship Bootcamp: Mon 8/14/2017 US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 1 of 5: IntroductionTue 8/15/2017 US Citizenship...

Duration: 00:07:23


US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 3 of 5: She Built Ships in World War II

8/16/2017
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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 they do work of national importance under civilian direction in the Richmond Shipyards. Along with US Citizenship Bootcamp, She Built Ships During WWII is also available from ESLPublishing.com in an ESL edition with a workbook. Listen to all the...

Duration: 00:10:04


US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 2 of 5: Vocabulary

8/15/2017
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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.com Download a free pdf the Interview 8 Vocabulary Exercises from US Citizenship Bootcamp. The NEW PAPERBACK EDITION of US Citizenship Bootcamp is available from ESLPublishing.com Listen to all the episodes about the NEW paperback edition of...

Duration: 00:05:11


US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 1 of 5: Introduction

8/14/2017
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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 series of 10 interviews based on the USCIS N-400 Application for Naturalization (rev 03/26/16). The first interview includes 10 simple questions; the subsequent interviews gradually introduce new vocabulary and grammar patterns. Includes...

Duration: 00:06:24


US Citizenship Summer Interview 3 with Annie Lau (HK)

7/25/2017
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Every week, we bring you practice interviews, quizzes, resources, and the latest news that help you get ready for your US citizenship interview. 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 includes random civics questions. A “Regular” Citizenship Interview Based on the USCIS N-400r (6 pgs, 75...

Duration: 00:11:21


US Citizenship Summer Interview 2

7/17/2017
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Today we are going to listen to a couple from Shanghai responding to two new versions of the Easy Interview--15 questions based on the N-400 plus some civics questions. These interviews are part of the Round-Robin series of interviews and listening quizzes that will be release Labor Day 2016. Episodes of US Citizenship Podcast are now available on Stitcher plus the uscitizenpod YouTube channel where you will find more videos from our Summer School ESL/Citizenship at Milpitas Adult...

Duration: 00:08:22


Summer Citizenship Interview 1

7/10/2017
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I started US Citizenship Podcast in 2007 because many of my students were unable attend class regularly because of family responsibilities. In summer, the reverse is true: many schools are closed and citizenship programs are hiatus. so I want to start off this episode with one of the very best ways about how to prepare for your Citizenship Interview: HINT: Notice things around you that are ANSWERS on the Citizenship Test-- then try to remember the QUESTIONS. This could be as easy as...

Duration: 00:05:13


Independence Day Citizenship Interview with Lien Ho

7/3/2017
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Today we will listen to Lien's last mock interview before she goes to her citizenship Interview: A “Typical” Citizenship Interview Based on the USCIS N-400r (4 pages) pdf http://goo.gl/9Z97UK ppt https://goo.gl/2hwOsc vocab pdf: https://goo.gl/AMNMqy Lien, and her husband Hoa Quan, have been my long-time citizenship students and have helped many of their fellow students prepare for their interviews. Here are some of their previous interviews: Easy Interview 2 based on the Revised...

Duration: 00:10:36


Love and Pride

6/25/2017
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LOVE AND PRIDE: A Citizenship Quiz in Honor of LGBT Pride Month pdf: https://goo.gl/DHGokE NEWS: 1. DOWNLOAD THE NEW APP FROM USCIS.GOV: USCIS Civics Test Study Tools Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.myuscismobileapp iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/uscis-civics-test-study-tools/id1216824613 2. CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS, Send your N-400 here: For U.S. Postal Service: USCIS P.O. Box 660060 Dallas, TX 75266 For FedEx, UPS, and DHL...

Duration: 00:07:16


A Juneteenth Citizenship Quiz

6/21/2017
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A Juneteenth Citizenship Quiz: 19 Civics Questions that Celebrate Freedom https://goo.gl/HcJVQT You can listen to Robin Braxton's full interview podcast: http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/q76.mp3 video: http://youtu.be/elEzKOkyvz4 Citizenship Resources for Juneteenth https://goo.gl/vByVne US Citizenship Resources for African-American History Month and Citizenship, Immigration, and Government Resources in African Languages https://goo.gl/ZYarom Answers to the...

Duration: 00:13:59


A Citizenship Quiz for Flag Day, June 14

6/12/2017
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Get ready for Flag Day with thirteen questions about the U.S. Flag. quiz pdf: https://goo.gl/5YMUKP This week (June 12-15), I am at the CASAS Summer Institute, Anaheim CA. I will be presenting two workshops on behalf of OTAN.us entitled 1. Tech Up Your Citizenship Class 2. CASAS Citizenship Assessment Plus I will be attending teacher training workshops taught by USCIS staff. Check uscitizenpod.com for daily updates about the #CASASSI2017 Learn more about The Flag that Inspired the...

Duration: 00:08:00


An American Pentecost

6/5/2017
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Download the Quiz PDF https://goo.gl/sLFgyV An American Pentecost: We are American Indians, Native Alaskans, Europeans, Latinos, Africans, Arabs, Asians, Pacific Islanders-- yet all of us hear America speaking in our own languages about FREEDOM! The Christian Pentecost: Pentecost is celebrated on the fiftieth day after Easter. It commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ "We are Parthians, Medes, and Elamites, inhabitants of...

Duration: 00:06:35

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