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Citizenship Instruction

The goal is to prepare learners for the naturalization test and interview, focusing on the 3 parts of the naturalization process:

  • United States government and history (100 questions)
  • English reading and writing (specific sentences)
  • Verbal English proficiency for the interview

Class instructors and volunteers should never help learners complete naturalization forms.  Have a list of certified and immigration support services in your area.  

When it’s time to practicing for the interview, you might have learners bring the application they submitted to the government. Remember that applications will have very personal information about criminal history, family history, etc.

Preparing for the Citizenship Test

USCIS Resources:
Study Materials
Preparing for the Citizenship Test
Citizenship Resources for Educators
Citizenship Resource Center
10 Steps to Naturalization
Video of N-400 Interview and Tests
President Biden’s Address to Newly Naturalized Citizens and Information about Naturalization Ceremonies
FAQs on the Naturalization Process