The citizenship classes at Wake Tech Community College are designed to teach English language learners about the rights and responsibilities of becoming a U.S. citizen. Classes are currently held in the spring and fall, on Saturday mornings, at Wake Tech’s Beltline Education Center (3200 Bush St., Raleigh, NC 27609). For the first time, in 2017, we are also running a summer citizenship class. These classes are for students who speak English at an intermediate to advanced level. Classes are *not* intended for fluent English speakers or for beginners.
1) Beltline Education Center (BEC) ~ 3200 Bush St., Raleigh 27609, Room 324 C
Next registration: July 15, 2017, 9:30 am (shorter, 5-week class)
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-334-1509
What will you learn?
In these free citizenship preparation classes, students learn about U.S. history, government, the citizenship process, and the naturalization interview. You will also practice your English speaking, listening, reading and writing. We meet on Saturday mornings at our North and West campuses.
Your English must be at least at a low-intermediate level (minimum) to take this course. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate students who are above a 9th grade reading level. If your English is advanced, there are many resources at the U.S. government website which are helpful:http://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship See eligibility requirements for U.S. citizenship on the USCIS website (United States Citizenship & Immigration Services): http://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/learners/learn-about-naturalization
Success in our program requires time, hard work and commitment. The college, therefore, stresses regular attendance. For our citizenship course, we require that students attend class each Saturday morning for the entire semester. If you are unable to attend class due to work requirements, please inform your teacher before you are absent. If you miss class due to illness, please email or call your teacher to let them know. Students who are not able to meet this requirement may be dropped from the class. This requirement is also communicated at our orientation.
To find the blogs for our ESL locations in Wake County, North Carolina, go to the ESL Central blog page at: http://eslblogs.waketech.edu/
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