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Overview

Looking for guidance on how to help your students navigate the citizenship process? Want to be sure you are providing the most accurate and up-to-date information and conveying this information in language that English learners can understand? Attend Part 1 of this series for an overview of the qualifications and process for seeking U.S. citizenship. 

Please note: You will access Zoom and other support materials via Blackboard. You cannot access the online course from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College one to two days before the course begins with instructions on how to access the Blackboard course and the Zoom session.

 

    Audience

    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • ESOL and adult education teachers and staff
Description

The U.S. citizenship test is a considerable milestone for adult ESOL students, and can also be a daunting experience. For teachers, helping students to prepare for and become comfortable with the process can be challenging as well. Not only are the stakes high, but students' language and cultural differences also pose challenges, particularly for beginning English learners. This session is designed to assist teachers of adult ESOL with providing clear and accurate information to students so those interested in pursuing citizenship can make informed decisions. It also offers strategies for guiding and supporting learners through the application process.

Part 2, Citizenship Preparation for English Learners: Preparing for the Test and Interview, requires separate registration and focuses solely on preparing learners for the test itself. You do not need to attend both sessions.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the qualifications for U.S. citizenship and the citizenship process
  • Support adult English learners who are pursuing citizenship by providing accurate, up-to-date information using comprehensible language
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
Date
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Location

United States

PD Center
SABES English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
Civics and Citizenship
ESOL/English Learners