Training and Professional Development
In addition to onsite training seminars, USCIS offers free online tools and materials for educators and volunteers. These resources are designed to help instructors better prepare students for citizenship and the naturalization process. In the section below you will find videos, podcasts, publications, and online courses. To find a seminar in your area, please see our Training Seminars page.
The educational needs of older students are diverse and vary from person to person. View this tip sheet for ideas on supporting older learners in your classroom.
Short booklet highlighting the knowledge and skills needed for students to be successful on the naturalization interview and test.
Free four-part training module to help educators incorporate EL/Civics content into their adult ESL classrooms.
Free course designed to provide a broad overview of issues in adult literacy for instructors with limited formal training or experience in teaching adult literacy learners.
This easy-to-use, free learning portal provides ESOL practitioners with unlimited access to high quality online professional development and learning opportunities.
Paul Kim, USCIS Office of CitizenshipA discussion of using sentence structure to build comprehension and confidence and how to help students prepare for the civics portion of the naturalization test.
Michael Jones, USCIS Office of CitizenshipA discussion of interrogative pronouns and how to help students prepare for the reading portion of the naturalization test.
A Start-Up GuideBooklet offering recommendations to help organizations design ESL and citizenship programs for immigrants.