ERIC Number: ED353860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
The Naturalization Process in New Mexico. A Guide for ESL Teachers and Advocates.
Irvine, Patricia, Ed.; And Others
This guide provides an overview of the naturalization process and what it means to Hispanic immigrants, describes techniques for integrating English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) and civics/history content in multilevel classes, offers directions for filling out the naturalization forms and completing the legal steps to naturalization, and provides strategies for getting through the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) oral interview and literacy test. The manual consists of six articles by different authors, and appended materials. The articles include: "U.S. Citizenship--Who Needs It?" (Patricia Irvine); "Using Grids to Integrate ESL and Content" (Jamie Treat); "'Yes, I Can Write English': Preparing ESL Students for the Literacy Exam" (Pat Bonilla); "Visual Aids: Islands in a Sea of Print" (Judy Kaul); "Naturalization: The Application (Form N-400)" (Jane Kochman); and "Naturalization: The Interview" (Dan Weber). Appended materials include: an outline of steps in the naturalization process; INS Forms N-400 (application to file petition for naturalization), G-325 (biographic information), and N-430 (request that applicant appear for interview); a chart of the rights of U.S. citizens; 100 INS civics questions, with answers, in English and Spanish; and 20 INS statements, in English, for literacy practice. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe. Div. of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education.; Catholic Social Services of Albuquerque, Inc., NM.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico