Prepare for the USCIS Citizenship Interview. Includes practice interviews based on the USCIS N-400, recordings of the USCIS 100 History & Politics Questions, and basic tips for interviewees. This podcast is appropriate for ESL students and Citizenship students. For more info, go to uscitizenship.com. This podcast may be used for educational and private practice only, and cannot be used for any commercial purposes.
What's up with the Proposed USCIS Naturalization Test Redesign?
In late September, DHS and USCIS released new resources about the Naturalization Test Redesign. This prompted updated commentary from VOA News, ILRC, Bill Bliss, and other stakeholders. In order to address and clarify to redesign process, USCIS will be hosting NIICE: National Immigrant Integration & Citizenship Education Conference, October 18-19, in Washington D.C. Plus resources to contact CONGRESS about the potential Government shutdown. And a QUICK CITIZENSHIP QUIZ that connects the Constitution, the Fed Code, and Adult Education.
7/19/2023 Naturalization Test Redesign Resources (DHS, USCIS)
DHS Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman webpage July 19, 2023 Engagement with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on the Naturalization Test Redesign Initiative July 19, 2023 Naturalization Test Redesign Updates Power Point Presentation PDF648.78 KB0 July 19, 2023 Naturalization Test Redesign Initiative Readout PDF230.72 KB07/19/2023 July, 19, 2023 USCIS and Office of CIS Ombudsman's Webinar Series: Naturalization Test Redesign Updates VIDEO! USCIS Naturalization Test Redesign Development 2022 webpage See also LINCS and Lynne Weintraub’s Citizenship News posts for further comments. 9/19/2023: Citizenship Test Changes Might Require Better English Skills, VOA
“Possible changes to the naturalization interview would make civics questions multiple choice to “reflect current best practices in test design,” USCIS said in a document explaining the update to the test. Schmelzer said that would make the test harder for immigrants who may not have a great understanding of American history or English.” Article includes audio and quiz. You can watch a sub-titled video of VOA Learning English Podcast for Wednesday September 20, 2023. The Citizenship story starts at 11:08. Appropriate for intermediate ESL adult learners.
09/20/2023 USCIS Naturalization Test Redesign – Flaws in Design and Transparency, ILRC
ILRC attorneys and guest speaker Bill Bliss gave an overview of the USCIS naturalization test redesign announced in December 2022. Educators of low-literacy adults believe that these changes would make the test significantly more difficult for applicants. This is a free webinar. Click 9/20 USCIS Naturalization Test Redesign; create account; checkout; go to your account to view the recording. Note: webinar resources include slides (note: slide 31 “Register comments” for email addresses), “English and US History & Government Tests” (from ILRC Naturalization & US Citizenship, and recent articles by Bill Bliss. A transcript of Bill Bliss’s interview was posted as Medium: 9/22 USCIS Naturalization Test Redesign — Flaws in Design and Transparency. 10/17/2023 to 10/18/2023 NIICE: National Immigrant Integration & Citizenship Education Conference: THE ROAD TO ACCESS AND INCLUSION, USCIS Headquarters, Camp Springs, MD
USCIS, in partnership with the White House Task Force on New Americans (TFNA) and the Interagency Naturalization Working Group (NWG), is bringing together professionals with equities in immigrant integration and citizenship education from both the public and private sectors. The conference is free; however, participants are responsible for transportation and lodging. The conference will take place October 17-18 with optional pre-conference activities on October 16. Virtual and in-person attendance options are available. Please CAREULLY review the registration info under the NIICE website information and registration tabs. Please refer questions to: NIICEConference@uscis.dhs.gov. Resources to Contact CONGRESS about the Potential Government Shutdown
Voice of America (VOA) US News VOA US Immigration News VOA Learrning English House.gov Senate.gov uscitizenpod: Who are my U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative? uscitizenpod: National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week Civics Quiz
2023 Constitution and Citizenship Week Quiz
Happy Constitution and Civics Week! Ten civics questions that follow the structure of the US Constitution.
Learn more at
LINCS: Civics Resources for Constitution and Citizenship Week https://bit.ly/lincs-const
uscitizenpod: U.S. Citizenship Resources for Constitution and Citizenship Week https://bit.ly/uscit-const
Citizenship Quiz for All Saints and Day of the Dead 2022
All Saints and Day of the Dead are part of a 3-day festival that remembers the lives of those who passed before us in 2022.
More U.S. Citizenship Resources for Halloween, All Saints, and Day of the Dead
Constitution and Citizenship Week 2022 Quiz
Ten questions for Constitution and Citizenship Week 2022
Download a pdf of this quiz:
Pair this 10 Question civics quiz with one of the Mix-and-Match Citizenship Interviews (https://bit.ly/mm-uscitizen) for a quick mock naturalization interview.
Find more Constitution and Citizenship Week 2022 resources at https://www.uscitizenpod.com/p/us-citizenship-resources-for.html
Find more Citizenship Resources for Hispanic Heritage Month 2022
Happy Pascha 2022! A Citizenship Quiz in Honor of Eastern Orthodox Christian Americans
Happy Pascha! A Citizenship Quiz in Honor of Eastern Orthodox Christian Americans
I wrote this quiz for several reasons. First, to honor Central/Eastern European-American Heritage. Second, to showcase the diversity in the American Christian community. Third, to celebrate Easter.
In the past, Western Christians and the Eastern Orthodox have been divided by religion, history, and politics, but as Americans, we are united as one people, and this year, we are celebrating Easter on the same day.
This is recording is an update of a 2017 podcast featuring Branka and her husband Tony, both of whom were from the former Yugoslavia by way of Canada. Branka was a longtime colleague who at the time worked as a Projects Coordinator for OUTREACH AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE NETWORK (otan.us) and had recently became a new US citizen. She then moved on to lead the Capital Adult Education Consortium. In late 2021, she and her family returned to Serbia where she continues to consult on Adult Education and digital literacy matters.
Colonists came to America for freedom. Freedom of religion is that you can practice any religion or not practice a religion. America bought the Louisiana Territory from France in 1803. The two parts of the US Congress are the Senate and the House of Representatives Dianne Feinstein is one of the two US senators from the state of California. Joe Biden is the current President of the United States. Kamala Harris is the current Vice-President of the United States. Gavin Newsom is the current Governor of California. The two major political parties are Democratic and Republican parties. The President's Cabinet advises the President. Ro Khanna is the US Representative of San Jose/Milpitas, California. Two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy are join a civic group and join a community group. EXTRA CREDIT: Listen to a great interview with Vlade Divac!
StoryCorps: Vivek and Vlade: From New Arrivals To Kings
Former Sacramento Kings center and current general manager Vlade Divac is interviewed by his boss, majority owner Vivek Ranadive, in this StoryCorps segment. They talk a little basketball but mostly focus on their shared experience as immigrants.
Happy Birthday, George Washington!
Happy Presidents' Week! Happy George Washington's Birthday! Happy 2-22-2022! Today we have two quick practice quizzes. Check back with uscitizenpod.com for new Presidents' Week quizzes and resources. You can also see a video version of this interview with closed captions on the uscitizenpod YouTube channel. Download the PDFs for this episode
Citizenship Interview Quiz for Presidents’ Week 2022: Washington's Birthday
Citizenship Interview: Series E / Practice 1 (voting/taxes)
Mix-and-Match Citizenship Quiz: Name Two (or More)
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Updated for version for a Civic test
Hi can you please update the Civic Test for 2018
I am unsure how to use this. It asks a question and presents 4 choices however no correct answer is given.
Is it meant for people who can’t read or have a visual disability? Otherwise I’m unsure how this is meant to help. You can listen to it and learn all the options available to each question without learning which is the right one.
Thank you 🙏
Yes 👏 thank