Friday, May 17, 2019

Kulwinder Singh Talks About His Citizenship Interview



uscitizenpod: Kulwinder Singh Talks About His Citizenship Interview

Kullwinder Singh PASSED his interview, but there were some tense moments: the USCIS officer said there was another person with the same name and case details who had been deported!  Mr Singh kept his cool and answered all of the officer's questions about deportation.  Most interviews go smoothly, but you still need to prepare how to answer awkward questions.  Good job, Mr Singh!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

U.S. Citizenship Class 33, Spring 2019, Milpitas Adult School


Kulwinder Singh just passed his interview. He is so happy! Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. He is a soon-to-be . – at Milpitas Adult Education

N-400 
Civics (6:30-7:30 choral reading(7:30-7:45 break)
Integration (7:45-8:45)
  • Hao Thi Vu: A Quick Interview for US Constitution and Citizenship Day 2014 pdf

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

U.S. Citizenship Class 32, Spring 2019, Milpitas Adult School



uscitizenpod: Kulwinder Singh’s Fifth Practice Citizenship Interview

N-400 
Civics (6:30-7:30 choral reading(7:30-7:45 break)
Integration (7:45-8:45)
  • A Quick Interview Based on the N-400r plus 10qs about the Branches of Gov’t Part 3 pdf

Monday, May 13, 2019

Bill Interviews Kulwinder at the MIlpitas Adult Education Open House

u

uscitizenpod: Bill Interviews Kulwinder at the Milpitas Adult Education Open House

On Thursday, May 9, MIlpitas Adult Education has an Open House dueling which we invited our students, families, and friends to meet with representatives and city officials from more than 20 community organizations. The MAE Citizenship students invited visitors to participate in Mock Citizenship Interview to learn more about the naturalization process. In this video, one of the visitors interviews Kulwinder. We apologize for the poor sound quality—many people were coming in and out of the classroom.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Chris’ Practice Citizenship Interview At NorCal CATESOL



uscitizenpod: Chris’ Practice Citizenship Interview At NorCal CATESOL

Chris and I are ESL teachers. We met at our annual regional conference, NorCal CATESOL, at the Santa Rosa Community College in Petaluma. Chris’ wife (who is a new mother—Happy Mother’s Day!) will have her Citizenship Interview on Monday morning, so we did an impromptu interview for her. At the end of the interview, we talked about asking questions about vocabulary that the interviewee doesn’t understand.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

U.S. Citizenship Class 31, Spring 2019, Milpitas Adult School



uscitizenpod: A Practice U.S. Citizenship Interview for the Month of Ramadan


N-400 
Civics (6:30-7:30 choral reading(7:30-7:45 break)
Integration (7:45-8:45)
  • A Quick Interview Based on the N-400r plus 10qs about the Branches of Gov’t Part 2 pdf

Monday, May 6, 2019

U.S. Citizenship Resources for Ramadan


A Citizenship Quiz for the Month of Ramadan




Videos
  • NEW! 2019 Citizenship Interview with Nahil Ireiqat (Jerusalem) and Juana Garcia  (Mexico) video
  • 2018 Citizenship Interview with Nahil Ireiqat (Jerusalem) and Josefina Rios (Mexico) mp3  video
  • 2018 Spring U.S. Citizenship Interview with Pari Akbari, Iran mp3 / video
  • Blessed Eid al-Adha! (video)
  • Interview with Samia Amed (Yemen) video / mp3
  • Milpitas Adult School Open House Citizenship Interview 1 (Teacher Nahil / Palestine) (video)
  • Milpitas Adult School Open House Citizenship Interview 2 (Kasim / Bangladesh) (video)
  • MST Saleha Khatun’s First Practice Citizenship Interview video
  • New US Citizen Minire Karamanaga (Bosnia/Yugoslavia) (2010) video
  • New US Citizen Sardar Habibi (Afghanistan) (English) (video)
  • New US Citizen Sardar Habibi (Afghanistan) (Farsi) (video)
  • Practice! Practice! Practice! (video)
  • Tasleem's First Practice Interview (Pakistan) video
  • Tasleem's Second Practice Interview (Pakistan) video
  • 2015 USCIS 100 Remix Round 1 Twos with Tasleem (Pakistan)  video
  • Tasleem Khaldoon talks about her Citizenship Interview (Pakistan) video

Interview Podcasts 
  • 2018 Citizenship Interview with Nahil Ireiqat (Jerusalem) and Josefina Rios (Mexico) mp3  video
  • 2018 Spring U.S. Citizenship Interview with Pari Akbari, Iran mp3 / video
  • 2016 Spring Citizenship Interview with Ali Akbari (Malyasia/Iran) (2016) mp3
  • An "Everyday" Citizenship Interview with Munni Thakkar (Mumbai, India) (2016) mp3
  • A Basic Citizenship Interview with Pari Akibari (Esfahan, Iran) (2007) (mp3)
  • Interview with Samia Amed (Yemen) video / mp3

Quizzes (pdf)
  • A Citizenship Quiz for the Month of Ramadan pdf  mp3  video
  • Citizenship Interview Quiz for Esam Omeish (Liberia) pdf
  • Citizenship Interview Quiz for Hushang Ansary (Iran) pdf
  • Citizenship Interview Quiz for Louay Safi pdf
  • Citizenship Interview Quiz for Mohamed Awad Elhassan pdf
  • Citizenship Interview Quiz for Nimco Ahmed (Libya) pdf
  • Citizenship Interview Quiz for Rend al-Rahim (Iraq) pdf
  • Citizenship Interview Quiz for Safa Aldabyani (Yemen) pdf

    VOA News (There are so many videos and articles--please search for more)

    Arabic
    Farsi
    • CLINIC: 100 Civics Questions in Farsi
    • ACLU: Immigrants' Rights: What To Do If Stopped (IN FARSI) (video)
    • ACLU: What To Do When Faced With Anti-Muslim Discrimination (in Farsi) (video)
    • CA DMV: California Driver Handbook (pdf)
    • John Q. Khosravi Law Firm (JQK Law Firm): Naturalization for Iranians (Farsi/Persian) سیتیزنشیپ وتابعیت امریکا برای ایرانیان (video)
    • MedicinePlus: Health Information in Farsi (فارسی) (web page)
    • SSA: Social Security Resources in Farsi (web page)
    • uscitizenpod: Citizenship Resources for Nowruz 2018 (blog post)
    • VOA Farsi
    Urdu
    For more resources, go to
    Check back for more resources!

    Sunday, May 5, 2019

    A U.S. Citizenship Quiz for Cinco de Mayo

    Cinco de Mayo is a celebration held on May 5. The date commemorates the Mexican Army's surprise victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. In the late 1980's, California schools and cities in California started to celebrate Cinco de Mayo as an expression of our state's Mexican-American heitage. However, some people confuse Cinco de Mayo with Mexico's Independence Day.



    Mexico's Independence Day is celebrated on September 16 and is similar to America's Independence Day on July 4th. Cinco de Mayo is closer to our Patriot's Day, which is celebrated in the New England states  during mid-April. Patriot's Day commemorates the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. For more that 100 years, the city of Boston has celebrated Patriot's Day by hosting the Boston Marathon, the world's largest marathon.

    But let's get back to Cinco de Mayo. Today I have selected five topics to showcase Mexican-American heritage: The constitution and the Bill of rights. the Legislative Branch, the Executive Branch, The Judicial Branch, and Geography and Holidays. I will read the questions, and Mexican-american students from our ESL3 class will read the answers. 

    Listen to the podcast, then download the pdf from our website, uscitizenpod.com, and take the quiz: 

    Thursday, May 2, 2019

    U.S. Citizenship Class 30, Spring 2019, Milpitas Adult School



    uscitizenpod: Kulwinder Singh’s First Practice U.S. Citizenship Interview

    N-400 
    Civics (6:30-7:30 choral reading(7:30-7:45 break)
    Integration (7:45-8:45)

    Wednesday, May 1, 2019

    Candy Tran Talks About Her U.S. Citizenship Interview



    Watch all of Candy Tran's Citizenship Interviews:

    Candy Tran's First Practice Citizenship Video--UPDATED!
    https://youtu.be/IhQwwfgT-hU

    Candy Tran's Second Practice Citizenship Interview
    https://youtu.be/40yYQoTXMC4

    Candy Tran’s Third Practice Citizenship Interview
    https://youtu.be/ZZH4N4JM-E0

    Candy Tran nói về cuộc phỏng vấn thi công dân Hoa Kỳ của cô
    https://youtu.be/_eMZ7y2-MZM

    Candy Tran Talks About Her U.S. Citizenship Interview
    https://youtu.be/_7sIkvWSJmA

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    U.S. Citizenship Class 29, Spring 2019, Milpitas Adult School



    TED-ED: A 3-minute guide to the Bill of Rights - Belinda Stutzman

    Daily, Americans exercise their rights secured by the Constitution. The most widely discussed and debated part of the Constitution is known as the Bill of Rights. Belinda Stutzman provides a refresher course on exactly what the first ten amendments grant each and every American citizen.

    N-400 
    Civics (6:30-7:30 choral reading(7:30-7:45 break)
    Integration (7:45-8:45)
    • A Quick Review of the Bill of Rights and the N-400 Part 12 plus Civics Questions mp3 and pdf and video (2017)

    Monday, April 29, 2019

    US Bureau of Engraving and Printing Will Exchange Your Damaged Money

    USCIS: 100:41. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. 
    What is one power of the federal government?



    VOANews: US Bureau of Engraving and Printing Will Exchange Your Damaged Money

    Damaged money — burned, drenched or even shredded into pieces — can be legally exchanged at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing. The main condition is that more than 50 percent of the banknote should be identifiable as U.S. currency. Lesia Bakalets talked with Treasury Department experts and learned more about their unusual work. Anna Rice narrates her story.

    USCIS: 100:41. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?
     ▪ to print money
     ▪ to declare war
     ▪ to create an army
     ▪ to make treaties

    Sunday, April 28, 2019

    Teaching With YouTube



    Teaching with YouTube: Build Playlists to Deliver Curated Content
    https://bit.ly/ccae19-yt1
    #CCAE19 #AdultEdu #ESL #ABE #DigitialLiteracy #YouTube #edtech

    Friday, April 26, 2019

    EdTech for EL Civics and Citizenship



    CCAE19: EdTech for EL Civics and Citizenship
    https://bit.ly/ccae19-edtech 
    #CCAE19 #AdultEdu #Citizenship #civics #ESL #WIOA #edtech @CASASsystems

    Check back for notes or email jgagliar@musd.org 

    Also see:
    • TDLS 2019: 243 TO GO! USING MOBILE APPS TO SUPPORT THE TRANSITION FROM CASAS COAPPS 231 TO 243 INSTRUCTION

    Thursday, April 25, 2019

    U.S. Citizenship Class 28, Spring 2019, Milpitas Adult School

    The Milpitas Adult School teacher celebrate #FreedomOfThePress with The Milpitas Beat

    N-400 (5:45-6:30 Demo an interview in front of the class, then pair up students with different papers so they can interview each other)

    Transition to Civics Lesson (6:30-7:00) hand out papers.  Allow students time to complete the N-400 matching first.  Correct and discuss, then move on to the Constitution Quiz).

    Civics Lesson 1 (7:00 to 7:30 Choral reading, them complete quiz on the page before moving on.  Allow students to solve problems, then correct their answers)

    The U.S. Constitution lesson plan and handouts for low intermediate and intermediate learners covering civics test items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 14, 41, 42, 65, 66, 67, and 68.

    Your Government and You lesson plan and handouts for literacy students and low beginners covering civics test items 41, 42, 43, 44, 49, 50, 53, 55, 56, 57, and 94.


      Integration (7:45-8:45 Distribute and allow students to solve problems, then correct their answers))

      Tuesday, April 23, 2019

      U.S. Citizenship Class 27, Spring 2019, Milpitas Adult School

      New US Citizen Candy Tran!
      N-400 
      Civics (6:30-7:30 choral reading(7:30-7:45 break)
      Integration (7:45-8:45)
      • Fu-Chiu Chen: A Quick Interview for US Constitution and Citizenship Day pdf

      Monday, April 22, 2019

      Citizenship Resources for Earth Day



      uscitizenpod: Three quick Citizenship Questions in Honor of Earth Day


      uscitizenpod: 10 Citizenship Questions in Honor of Earth Day (pdf)

      More Earth Day, Arbor Day, and National Parks Weeks Resources



      uscitizenpod: GO GREEN with USPS Stamps

      In honor of Earth Day 2011 and in celebration of the new USPS GO GREEN Forever stamp series, US Citizenship Podcast presents a collection of stamps reflecting America's ongoing commitment to make EARTH DAY, EVERY DAY!


      Family Fun
      Check back for updates!

      Sunday, April 21, 2019

      A U.S. Citizenship Quiz for Easter



      uscitizenpod: A U.S. Citizenship Quiz for Easter 

      The 2018 quiz pairs ten citizenship questions with ten American Christians from the western Catholic and Protestant traditions:


      • Bartolomé de las Casas
      • Sojourner Truth
      • Aimee Semple McPherson
      • Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin
      • Bishop Fulton Sheen
      • Mother Angelica
      • Billy Graham
      • Huston Smith
      • Watchman Nee

      This quiz is a follow up to last year's quiz about American Christians from the Eastern Orthodox traditions.

      Later, dig deeper into the lives of these saints. For example, Bartolome de las Casas was once a slave owner himself, but changed. His failed mission in Puerto Rico compelled him to take holy orders as a Dominican friar. This change eventually led to his new job as the Bishop of Chiapas, Mexico where used his power to fight for civil rights. Reading his works today, it would be easy to imagine what he would say about the Black Lives Matter movement, Puerto Rico's economic woes, or the incresed militarization of U.S.-Mexico border. Download the bonus quiz pdf! http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/2018-easter.pdf

      Also see: Happy Pascha! A Citizenship Quiz in Honor of Eastern Orthodox Christian Americans http://goo.gl/YE8yR8

      U.S. Citizenship Resources for April: Taxes, Easter, Earth Day, and more! Come back for 2019 updates!

      http://bit.ly/cit-April