Can You Pass the Citizenship Test and Help a Poor Child at the Same Time?

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 28, 2009 – October 1st, 2009 marks the one year anniversary of the implementation of the new citizenship test. Most immigrants who take the test find it to be more difficult than its predecessor. It’s so hard, in fact, most natural born American citizens would fail it. Citizenship Coach™ is here to help. With the motto “You can pass the citizenship test. We can help!” they do indeed: Of the many thousands of immigrants who have used Citizenship Coach’s products and services, not a single one has failed the test yet.

How can Citizenship Coach help immigrants pass the citizenship test?

 To keep up with the implementation of the new citizenship test, Citizenship Coach has developed new innovations that are helping U.S. immigrants study and pass the test. The company’s online citizenship test class named SurePass™ is available 24/7. It is reviewed by Immigrant Community Examiner and others as one of the best and most innovative tools available today for immigrants who wish to become naturalized U.S. citizens. By using streaming videos, SurePass helps immigrants learn the 100 new citizenship test questions online and learn how to answer them correctly word by word, verbally – all without having to drive to a class. The online program has been very popular since its debut in 2008 because it is effective, convenient, and easy to use, especially for the non-web savvy users, to practice the citizenship test at their own comfort at home.

And now, Citizenship Coach is Giving Back
For each product sold or a SurePass registration, a portion of all profit is being donated to various charities in an effort to help children and families around the world. These donations will be made through the American Redcross, WorldVision, Unicef and Huong Di. Timothy Nguyen, the founder of Citizenship Coach, said: “I came to this country as a poor person, from a poor family, with only $17 dollars my Grandmother gave me. In this land of abundant prosperity I found an education, a great job, and unlimited opportunities to serve. My fellow immigrants and I are called to continue the great charitable tradition of this country, and we are honored to do that.”

When purchasing a citizenship test CD, DVD, Mp3, or a simple study guide, Citizenship Coach’s customers are helping a child in Africa, Asia or in a remote part of the world. For example, last year Citizenship Coach helped build a small house for a poor family in Vietnam. This year they plan to triple that.

Your purchase of a citizenship test CD/MP3/DVD helps a child or a family like this. Your purchase of a citizenship test CD/MP3/DVD helps a family like this. Citizenship Coach uses a portion of your money to help making their lives a little better.

Immigrants are helping themselves

Through the company’s website, they are offering the largest collection of the translated version of the new citizenship questions and answers in 15 different languages, such as Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Amharic, Oromo, Rusian, French, Tagalog…, even more than the USCIS — and they’re all free to download . This collection is growing fast as more immigrants volunteer to translate the English citizenship questions into their own languages, and then share with their communities via this popular website. All products are designed with the advice, input and the recommendations of many citizenship teachers, immigration lawyers, and past customers. Nguyen said, “They’re helping themselves and helping others at the same time. It only happens in this country, and it’s a beautiful thing!”

Free Citizenship CD, Everyone?

In 2009, it costs at least:

  • $695 to file the citizenship application – form N-400
  • $150 to have someone help you fill out the form and submit to the USCIS
  • $50 just to talk an immigration lawyer for the first time
  • $1,500 if you decide to hire the lawyer to help with your case
  • If you fail your citizenship test, it will cost you even more in time, appeal fees, application fees, and lawyer fees. Total cost would be a few thousand dollars more.

So, after paying all that, you’re still not a US citizenship yet! Time to study! You must take the test and pass, or you will lose all the money!

You get what you pay for. Make sure you get the best! Citizenship Coach's #1 selling citizenship CD in America!

You get what you pay for. Make sure you get the best! Citizenship Coach's #1 selling citizenship CD in America!

You will get a free CD from the USCIS (when you’re finger-printed.) But it is for “experts” in English – the material is read very fast; it’s hard for ESL audience to hear each word… If you don’t understand what’s in that CD, don’t worry, lots of immigrants don’t understand a word from that CD either. People said it well: “Nothing is free in America.”

If English is not your mother tongue, you need help. Visit Citizenship Coach website ( and get their #1 best selling CD in the USA (study guides included in the package.) It will cost you a few dollars more, but the quality is so much better to help you pass your citizenship interview.

You get what you paid for. Don’t try to save just a few dollars. Make sure you buy from the experts you can trust at Citizenship Coach. By the way, you can study online, too, with SurePass Citizenship Test Online. Study anytime, at the comfort of your home.

After the Citizenship Interview, What Next?

After your citizenship interview, expect to receive the results from the USCIS. Here are the results and what to do:

  • Granted: Celebrate because you pass the citizenship interview. Invite your friends and family to a nice dinner!
  • Denied: Sorry! The USCIS will let you know why your application is denied and how to “appeal” their decision in their letter. You only have 30 days to file an appeal, so don’t wait! Appeal may be very costly if you don’t know what to do or hire an immigration lawyer.
  • Continue: It’s bad, but not as bad as “Denied”. It may simply mean that you didn’t pass the English and Civic portion of the citizenship interview but the USCIS lets you take the test one more time. If so, then make sure to buy the citizenship CD from Citizenship Coach to study again. That CD helps you study the new citizenship questions (which are asked in 215 ways!) and helps improve your English at the same time. There is no 3rd chance, make sure you don’t fail again. ”Continue” may also means that you’re missing a required document. The USCIS will tell you exactly what the document they need from you, where to get it and how to give it to them. Make sure to follow the direction closely, don’t wait, don’t be late, or they will deny your application.
This CD costs $10 more than average, but it is one of the best to help you pass your citizenship interview.

This CD set will cost you a few dollar more, but it is Citizenship Coach's #1 selling CD in the U.S.A. Very helpful.

On average, it costs $2,000 or more in time, application fees, and lawyer fees to appeal a “Denied” case. So, if you want to pass your citizenship interview right on the first time, make sure to study the right way, learn from the right citizenship material. So, be careful! Spend some extra dollars to get the best one. Then, study, study, and study, because you will need it to pass.

Good luck with your citizenship interview.

Why Immigrants Fail the New Citizenship Interview

The way they study is good for the WRITTEN test, but bad for the ORAL test.

If English is your mother tongue, then how your learn may not matter. However, for ESL students, the way they learn does affect the result. When they learn from books or a DVD, they are more likely to succeed in written tests. However, the citizenship interview is an oral test, conducted face-to-face, meaning that the students don’t see the questions at all. The ability to listen to a question, understand it, and answer it correctly — all without looking at the printed questions — is crucial. Citizenship Coach says being not ready for an oral test is the #1 reason why immigrants fail their citizenship interviews.

So, what to avoid? Which is the right way to learn?

You must avoid studying for the citizenship interview from just books or DVDs… or other ways in which you can see the questions and answers. Of course, you must see the questions first. But after that, you should study one-on-one with a friend or a teacher, or online classes with video from SurePass Citizenship Test Online (if you can afford it – $9 to 20/month – then this is the best way. See why below.)

Here are some great methods:

  • Study with a friend: Ask you friend who speaks English well to ask you the questions, one by one, randomly, and you try to answer without looking at the questions. The goal is to put mind in that interview environment as much as possible so you can get ready mentally.
  • Study in Class with a teacher: If you can drive to a local class, your teacher will train you to listen and answer the questions.

Study in the comfort of your home, online. SurePass helps immigrants get ready for the citizenship interview via the internet.

  • Study online with SurePass Citizenship Test Online: This is the better option since it combines the 2 method I’ve just mentioned above. Created by Citizenship Teachers for ESL citizenship students like you. You can study at home or anywhere with internet access. Everybody is busy. Study with SurePass, you don’t have to drive to a class every week, or ask for help from your friends.

SurePass has one video for each question. So, if you don’t have a friend to ask you the questions, you can play the question videos and learn to listen to the interviewer, just like a real interview with a USCIS officer. If you don’t know how to answer, or want to know how a word is pronounced, you can play the answer video and it will show you exactly word by word.

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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.