Citizenship Resources
for Adult English Language Learners

 

Preparing for the Citizenship Test - USCIS Resources

USCIS Citizenship Resource Center
Information, study tools and other resources for individuals who are interested in applying for naturalization.

USCIS Study Materials for the English Test
Tools to help individuals study for the English test. These tools include vocabulary lists, flash cards and videos.

USCIS Test Scoring Guidelines
Information about how USCIS scores the English and civics tests during the naturalization interview.


Civics Test

USCIS Study Materials for the Civics Test
Tools to help individuals study for the civics test. These tools include lists of civics questions, flash cards, videos and audio tools.

Civics Flash Cards
Self-study flashcards with all 100 civics questions

Learn About the United States
Short civics lessons for the naturalization test.

100 Civics Questions and Answers

100 Civics Questions and Answers (English audio)
All 100 of the possible questions for the civics exam. Audio.

100 Civics Questions and Answers (Spanish audio)
All 100 of the possible questions for the civics exam. Audio.

Naturalization Self Test

100 Civics Questions and Answers in 19 Languages
All 100 of the possible questions for the civics exam translated into 19 languages

Civics Test Vocabulary Practice | SpellingCity.Com
Practice activities for common vocabulary words on citizenship test, including dictation and listening.



English Test

Prepare for the Interview
"Understanding Commands for the Naturalization Interview"
Listen to oral commands for the interview. Pick the correct response.

Vocabulary for the Naturalization Interview
Test your knowledge of the vocabulary for the test and the interview.

Reading Vocabulary
Flash-cards for the reading vocabulary on the English reading part of the test.

Writing Vocabulary
Flash-cards for the reading vocabulary on the English writing part of the test.

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Preparing for the Citizenship Tests - Beginner Resources

Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government (K-2)
A study guide with activities.
http://www.rightsofthepeople.com/education/government_for_kids/k-2/index.php

Citizenship | Ventures Arcade
An interactive study guide with audio. Click on Citizenship button at the top.
http://www.cambridge.org/us/esl/venturesadulted/venturesarcade/index.html

Pumarosa
Civics, US History, and Citizenship lessons with audio in English and Spanish.
http://www.pumarosa.com/

Preparing for the Citizenship Tests - Intermediate Resources

Smithsonian Project - Preparing for the Oath
Interactive lessons and practice tests on U.S. history and civics for citizenship.
http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/citizenship/

Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government
A study guide with activities.

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8

Citizenship | Ventures Arcade
An interactive study guide with audio. Click on Citizenship button at the top.
http://www.cambridge.org/us/esl/venturesadulted/venturesarcade/index.html

Citizenship Study Guide
A study guide, quiz, flashcards and interactive map. Covers all 96 USCIS citizenship test exam questions, with audio, in English and Spanish.
www.citizenshipstudyguide.com

Citzenship Works - Prepare
Slideshow with audio about how to prepare for the citizenship test.
www.citizenshipworks.org/prepare

iCivics.org
An interactive study guide. Go to "Topics" section on first page for explanation of parts of government.
http://www.icivics.org/

Our Government | The White House website
Tour the White House and learn about the three branches of the U.S. Government.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government

Pumarosa
Civics, US History, and Citizenship lessons with audio in English and Spanish.
http://www.pumarosa.com/

Citizenship Study | Minnesota Literacy Council
US History and Civics lessons with interactive reading and writing activities
http://online.themlc.org/course/view.php?id=48

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Preparing for the Citizenship Tests - Advanced Resources

Smithsonian Project - Preparing for the Oath
Interactive lessons and practice tests on U.S. history and civics for citizenship.
http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/citizenship/

Citizenship Resources at Arlington Public Library

Citizenship Study Guide
A study guide, quiz, flashcards and interactive map. Covers all 96 USCIS citizenship test exam questions, with audio, in English and Spanish.
www.citizenshipstudyguide.com

Citzenship Works - Prepare
Slideshow with audio about how to prepare for the citizenship test.
www.citizenshipworks.org/prepare

Citizenship Study Guide | Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
A study guide you can print. PDF form. Requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
http://www.dar.org/national-society/education/dar-manual-citizenship


Our Government | The White House website
Tour the White House and learn about the three branches of the U.S. Government.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government

Citizenship Study | Minnesota Literacy Council
US History and Civics lessons with interactive reading and writing activities
http://online.themlc.org/course/view.php?id=48

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Web Resources

Citizenship Works | Eligibility
Understand your eligibility. Online interview to determine if you are eligible to apply for citizenship through naturalization.
www.citizenshipworks.org/eligibility

Citizenship Works | Learn
Learn about the naturalization process. A slideshow with audio and details on the process of applying for naturalization.
www.citizenshipworks.org/learn

Ciudadania
Information on the application process, in English and Spanish.
www.ciudadania.yaeshora.info/english

Guide to Naturalization | Seattle Public Library
A comprehensive guide of the naturalization process, including steps to becoming a citizen, benefits of citizenship, frequently asked questions, and study materials for the English and civics exams.
http://www.spl.org/Documents/audiences/ESL/citizenship/citizenship.pdf

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Local Citizenship Classes

 

USCIS Class Locator - enter your zip code to find classes near you!


Arlington County Community Outreach Program


Cost: Free
Class location:

Arlington Mill Community Center
909 S Dinwiddie St Arlington, VA 22204 | map

 

Printed information (brochure):  http://arlingtonva.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2014/04/Citizenship-Flyer.pdf
Registration:

Register before going to your 1st class.

Register in person at Arlington Mill Community Center

(Must bring your Legal Permanent Residence card.)

You can also register by calling (703) 228-5615 or (703) 228-1388
.

Hogar Immigrant Services
Hogar Immigrant Services offers Citizenship classes in Falls Church, Sterling and Woodbridge. They assist with filing the citizenship application and have exam preparation services.

Cost: $50 - $115
Class location: 6201 Leesburg Pike, Suite 307, Falls Church, VA  22044
Phone: (703) 534-9805
Website: http://www.hogarimmigrantservices.org/

CARECEN
Carecen is located in Columbia Heights in Washington, D.C. and offers 12-week citizenship preparation courses and workshops.

Cost: $50
Class location : 1460 Columbia Rd. NW, Suite C-1, Washington, D.C. 20009
Phone: (202) 328-9799
Website: www.carecendc.org

Washington English Center
Washington English Center is located in Kalorama in Washington, DC and is metro accessible by Dupont Circle. They offer 10-week citizenship preparation courses.

Cost: $75
Class location : 2200 California St., NW, Washington, D.C.  20008
Phone: (202) 387-2222
Website: http://www.washingtonenglish.org/

Information for New Citizens

These links are to official U.S. Citizenship and Immigrant Services information.

How Do I Help My Relative Become a Lawful Permanent Resident?
This brochure provides information for U.S. citizens about helping family members become lawful permanent residents.

U.S. Citizens Rights and Responsibilities
This resource provides information about the rights and responsibilities of being a United States citizen.

Apply for a U.S. Passport
This section of the Department of State's website provides information about how to apply for a United States passport once you become a U.S. citizen.

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Last updated October 2015

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