• CITIZENSHIP & ESL PROGRAMS

    Learn about the application process for U.S. citizenship and prepare for your USCIS interview in our CITIZENSHIP PREPARATION class, taught in "sheltered" English. This class is designed for learners who have intermediate proficiency in English or higher and is held January 22nd through April 29, 2020 at McDowell. In addition, we will offer a morning Citizenship Class at McKinley, beginning in February.
    Email Laine Gen or call 707-778-4633 for more information!

    The following are resources for Citizenship Preparation:

    1) The 100 Civics Questions about American history and government (there is one link for the questions in English & one link for the questions in Spanish): https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/educators/educational-products
     
    You will want to memorize the questions/answers in English, of course, but some people like to see the Spanish version to make sure they understand the questions in English.
     
    Here is a video of the 100 questionshttp://www.tubemate.video/videos/detail_web/yfodm1vxMRI
    OR you can put an app on your phone. Search for US Citizenship Test 2020 in your play store.
     
    2) Reading & writing: You will need to read one question correctly and write one sentence correctly in English.  Here is the vocabulary for reading:
     
    And vocabulary for writing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COqQwuiDe78
     
    3) 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.  At the interview, the officer will review your application orally with you.  Here is a video that is an example of this interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QLozHTaBNc

    ESL CLASSES begin Monday, January 13th and are on-going through May 14,2020. Instruction is available at four levels for English learners. Students may start anytime IF space is available.
    Email Catherine Crotty or call 707-778-4633 for more information!

    Also available is ESL Basic Computer Literacy which familiarizes students with computers and offers the program Rosetta Stone for English learning. It is held January 24th through April 17, 2020.
    Email Catherine Crotty or call 707-778-4633 for more information!

    REGISTER before CLASSES: McDowell Elementary, Room B3                                                                                                                                        Tuesday - Friday, January 7th-10th, 8:30 - 10:30am
    Tuesday & Thursday, January 7th and 9th, 6:00 - 8:00pm

    ONGOING REGISTRATION (until March 5th): McDowell Elementary, Building B                                                                                                               Morning Classes: Thursdays, 11:45am - 12:30pm
     Evening Classes: 
    Thursdays, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    CLASS SCHEDULE:

    McDowell Elementary morning ESL Classes
    :

    M, T, W, & Th, 8:45 - 11:30am, 1/13-5/14/20
       Level 1, Room A3
       Level 2, Room A4
       Level 3, Room B3                                                                                                                                                                                                             Level 4, Room B4 (Mondays & Wednesdays only)                                                                                                                                                                 Free childcare is available in Rooms B1 and B2.                                

    Basic ESL Computer Literacy
    F, 9:00 - 11:30am,  1/24 - 4/17/20
       Levels 1 - 3, Catherine Crotty, Room E1

    Note: No childcare is available for this class.                                                                                                                                             


    McKinley Elementary morning Citizenship Class:
    Th, 8:45am - 11:45am, February-May 2020

    Free childcare is available in Room 16. 
                                                                                         


    McDowell Elementary evening ESL Classes: 
    T & Th, 6:30 - 9:00pm, 1/14 - 5/14/20
       
    Level 1, Room A3

       Level 2, Room A4                                                                                                                                                                                                             Level 3, Room B3
    Free childcare is available in Rooms B1 and B2.

    M & W, 6:00 - 9:00pm, 1/13 - 5/13/20
        SRJC 712 Literacy, 
    Room A4

    Free childcare is available.

    W, 6:15 - 8:45pm, 1/22 - 4/29/20
       Citizenship Preparation, Laine Gen, Room B3

    Free childcare is available in Rooms B1 and B2.

    Fall 2019