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This workshop offers an overview of the citizenship process, including benefits, eligibility, and the application process.


This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Instructors, counselors, and volunteers who work with immigrant students. While it is designed mainly around the needs of ESOL teachers, adult education teachers who work with immigrant students might also benefit from knowing how the naturalization process works and how to answer students’ questions about it.

This workshop details the four components of the citizenship test, how the test is administered, and what students need to do to pass it. The presenter will ask you to help her stage a naturalization interview while she provides explanations of why examiners ask particular questions. Finally, she will offer strategies for test preparation in the classroom, with an emphasis on helping at-risk students (i.e., students who might not pass due to low proficiency or literacy, anxiety, or disabilities). For more information, please contact Dori McCormack at

Learning Objectives: 

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

  • Describe the naturalization process and address typical concerns that a student may have about it
  • Identify appropriate learning objectives, strategies, and activities for test preparation in the classroom
  • Assess a student’s likelihood of passing the test
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s): 
09/15/2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
QCC- Ahlfors Building Room 111ALF
670 West Boylston St.
Worcester, MA
PD Center: 


SABES English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
Topic Area: 
ESOL/English Language Learner
PDP Eligible: 
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