• CITIZENSHIP & ESL PROGRAMS

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    Fall, 2020:

    • All of our ESL and Citizenship classes will be offered online beginning September 8th (on Zoom).
      • Morning ESL classes meet Monday - Thursday, 9:00 -11:00am.
      • Evening ESL classes meet Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:30pm.
    • All of our classes are free and books are $20. 
    • In addition, we offer Conversation and Pronunciation classes.
      • Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday afternoons.
    • Our morning and evening ESL classes are full. If you would like to be put on a waitlist or if you would like to register for Conversation and Pronunciation afternoon classes, please call Catherine Crotty (707) 477-4071 or email ccrotty@petk12.org.

    If you need a Level 1 beginner class or an advanced class, please contact the Santa Rosa Junior College. The SRJC semester begins on August 17.

    Our CITIZENSHIP PREPARATION class is designed for people who speak, read and write in English at an intermediate level and are ready to prepare for the naturalization interview. Classes will be offered online on Wednesday evenings and Friday mornings beginning September 9. Email Laine Gen for more information!

    The following are resources for Citizenship Preparation:

    1) You will need to fill out the N-400 application form to apply for Citizenship, which currently costs $725. Once you send in your application, you will wait about one month to get an appointment to have your fingerprints done. Then, about 8-14 months later, you will get an appointment for your interview in San Francisco.  More information is available on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website.

    2) At the interview, the officer will ask you to read a question and write a sentence in English. You will also be asked up to 10 questions from a list of 100 questions about American history and government.  Finally, the officer will go over your application with you orally.  This is also a test of your spoken English and ability to understand when people are speaking to you.  Here is a playlist of videos to help you prepare.