Posts Tagged ‘Citizenship Online’

New Citizenship Test: How To Study Effectively

Most people think the new citizenship test is harder than the old one, especially those who have limited English. As a citizenship teacher, I believe you need a new way to learn for the new citizenship questions. Let’s take a look at some traditional ways:

  1. Study with Books: This is probably the most boring way to learn today. Imagine reading through a 200-page book! You can do that if you love to read and plan to be a scholar after your citizenship test. Because the test is oral — you won’t see the questions, you can only listen — make sure you understand the questions just by listening to them, which means you have to find a partner who helps read the questions to you. Less and less people are actually learning with books these days.
    The best thing about Books: Lots of information, very well organized.
    Cost: $15-$35 (you can buy used books for less, but they may have old information)
  2. Study with CDs: This is better than studying with a book. Of course, if you can listen to the CD while reading a study guide, then that’s even better. A lot of people choose this option if their English skill is above average.
    The best thing about CDs: You can listen to the audio CD almost anywhere today.
    Cost: $15-$40 -cheaper CDs are probably don’t have true voice – (Read: How to choose the best Citizenship CD)
  3. Study with DVDs: Ah-ha! This is getting a little more interesting. You see visual information, which helps you remember the lessons faster and longer. However, when it comes to doing practice test, you can do a very limited number of tests that were originally created for the DVD. This means that you will not be fully prepare for the real test. Be aware also that most DVDs being sold the market (especially used one) have outdated/old information. Production of DVD tends to be expensive, therefore producers often recycle old content and “slap” a new cover design on the DVD. So, make sure you see previews of the DVDs before you buy. DVD is the most expensive way to learn.
    The best thing about DVDs: You get to see a real person teaching you the lessons and asking the questions, just like in a real interview.
    Cost: $15-$60 (cheaper DVDs are not worth buying)
  4. Study in Class, with an instructor: If you’re willing to drive to a formal class every week and study with a citizenship instructor like me, then this is the best option for you.
    The best thing about Class: Your teachers and classmate can conduct mock-interviews, in which they ask the questions and you answer – Just like in a real interview.
    Cost: $FREE-$90 (4-week to 3-month course)
  5. SurePass - Online Citizenship Test Class

    SurePass - Online Citizenship Test Class

    Study with SurePass – Online Citizenship Test:  THE NEW WAY. This is by far the best option for everyone. It combines the best of all 4 options listed above.

    • Has updated information, organized in small lessons for easy study
    • You can use SurePass anywhere (at home, work, library, in the backyard) and anytime (early morning, in bed, on a couch with a coffee in hand!) No need to drive to class.

      Click the button to get a free trial of this online citizenship test class. You'll like it.

      Click the button to get a free trial of this online citizenship test class. You'll like it.

    • It’s like studying with a friend. Study with real people. Practice test with real people. Just like in a real interview. You will be completely ready for your real test. There will be less surprises.
    • SurePass has English Vocabulary, Test History, Bookmark questions, tips and tricks for each question, lessons and questions in Spanish, Chinese, or other languages, and more.
    • Unlimited random tests – practice as much as you want with different tests all the time.
    • Cost much less! Cost: $19.99/month or cheaper

Everybody prefers studying in a different way. No matter what it is, the best studying method is one that prepares you in the most realistic way – it should make you feel like you’re in a real citizenship test so that there will be less or no surprises for you when you take the real test. Considering all aspects, SurePass is by far the best way to study for the new citizenship test the web has to offer.

SurePass is available online at, your local libraries, or Citizenship Coach partners.

6 Best Benefits of Being a United States Citizen!

You just passed your citizenship test! You are now officially a United State citizen. Congratulations! Now what? The election season (with some of the most important elections) has just passed by without your votes. What’s next? What’s in it for you? See 6 top benefits of being a US citizen below.

More and more Citizenship classes are using SurePass Citizenship Test Online in class.

More and more Citizenship classes are using SurePass Citizenship Test Online. High-tech citizenship classes like this have become more popular thanks to Citizenship Coach's effort to empower citizenship teachers nationwide.

The right to vote is one of the most important right to every citizen. Those immigrants who had lived under opressive regimes can fully understand the right – not privilege - to have your votes counted. Casting your first vote as a United State citizen must be a great experience. Well, you will have more chances to vote in the future. As long as you remain a US citizen, your right to vote is not taken away.

Learn more about SurePass.

Voting right is not the only benefit of being a US citizen. Frankly speaking, if voting right is the only benefit, then most immigrants would not pay hundreds of dollars to apply and spend countless hours studying the citizenship questions, which have just been changed. And some of us who are US citizens don’t even bother to vote! So, with everything considered, what are the stronger motives for immigrants to become naturalized citizens? Below are a few:

  1. The right to petition family members to the United States: Almost all newly naturalized citizens that have relatives out of the states plan to bring them over: children, parents, or family members.
  2. Pride: New citizens are proud of their accomplishment. A citizen status means that they have been in the United States for awhile, that they have passed the citizenship test, and that they are now a legitimate member of the most powerful group of people on earth.
  3. Travel with ease: If you travel a whole lot outside of the country, you should be a citizen. It’s just easier traveling with a US Passport. More than that, if you get in trouble oversea, you can ask for help, and help will come!
  4. Work for the Government: This economy doesn’t spare anyone, even Government workers. But the Government does have great jobs, and these jobs do come to citizens only!
  5. Receive Social Security Benefits: The Social Security Benefit system is having trouble right now and talks of reformation still remain talks. But it it works out, you can receive benefits, of course, when you meet the age requirement.

There are so many other benefits, but those are the major ones. So, if you are a US citizen, congratulations! If you are not but studying for the citizenship test, keep on going! Get help with your test at Citizenship Coach. They’re there to help you pass your citizenship test with ease!

Citizenship Test Online Study

You should study for your citizenship test online! There’s a great tool called SurePass to help immigrants study for their naturalization exam online. Who want to watch a DVD nowaday? That’s so last century, don’t you think? SurePass has 2 sections: Lessons and Test. With SurePass, you can learn online, with interactive videos, interactive lessons, in your language. More than that, the most important feature is taking the test online with video. It feels like a real interview, which can help you get ready mentally. Take a look at the video below to find out!

The USCIS needs to learn from this company: Citizenship Coach – the company that creates this great citizenship training system that is up to date, modern, and very easy to use. They’re working very hard to add more features to SurePass. All existing users will be able to use the new features for free! Check out SurePass and learn now, online!