Tip Sheets and Idea Boards

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Building Legal Capacity in your Organization

Citizenship education programs and naturalization services providers can expand their offerings to include immigration legal services by having their organizations recognized and their non-attorney staff members or volunteers accredited by the Department of Justice (DOJ).

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This tip sheet discusses some ways programs can encourage and incentivize the post-testing process.

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Accompanies the Professional Development Guide for Adult Citizenship Educators to help administrators and teachers implement organizational and individual professional development programs.

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A Step-by-Step Guide

This tip sheet links the skills and knowledge students need for the naturalization interview and test with classroom instruction.

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This tip sheet for employers and adult education program administrators offers practical ideas for ensuring that a workplace program begins with the basic tools needed for long-term success.

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Many citizenship programs rely on word of mouth to inform prospective students about new classes. Learn about more ways to market your program.

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Think of orientation as a separate event where the goal is retention and consider the ideas found in this document.

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Here are some tips for implementing a managed enrollment system, while at the same time providing your students and potential students with high quality services.

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A course syllabus identifies the parameters of a course in terms of structure, expectations, and content. Learn more about building a course syllabus.

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Learn about strategies for developing courses that can meet the English-language learning needs of students in a multi-level class.

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A textbook sets the scope and sequence needed to build your curriculum to fit the class schedule and number of class hours in each semester, quarter, or session. Check out tips about choosing a textbook at the right level.

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Volunteers can be a great resource to support the administrative and instructional needs of your adult citizenship program. Use this document for ideas.

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Spotlight on Form N-400, Application for Naturalization

This tip sheet provides teachers with tips to identify challenging words that applicants may encounter during the naturalization process, as well as strategies for teaching vocabulary.

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Basic Strategies for Teaching Reading Skills for the Naturalization Interview and Test

Most permanent residents must demonstrate an ability to read in English to qualify for naturalization. This tip sheet provides strategies for teaching reading skills in the adult citizenship education classroom.

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Basic Strategies for Teaching Writing Skills for the Naturalization Interview and Test

Most permanent residents must demonstrate an ability to write in English to quality for naturalization. This tip sheet provides strategies for teaching writing skills in the adult citizenship education classroom.

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The educational needs of older students are diverse and vary from person to person. This tip sheet provides ideas on supporting older learners in your classroom.