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Class Preps Students for Naturalization Test

WINTERVILLE—The Pitt Community College Foundational Studies Division has added a new course designed to help foreign students prepare for testing to become naturalized citizens of the United States of America.

The supplemental citizenship class is being offered for the first time this fall to currently enrolled Transitional Studies students, according to PCC English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor/Coordinator Jan Fisher.

The eight-week class meets Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Fisher said, adding that 11 students have enrolled this semester.

Fisher says the citizenship class is unique in that specific information regarding the naturalization interview is covered. The course, she says, also addresses components of the naturalization test and strategies to prepare for the interview.

“This is the first time the English as a Second Language Program has tried a standalone citizenship class,” Fisher said. “We continue to teach civics and citizenship in every ESL class at all 6 ESL levels.”

Fisher says she hopes to offer the course once again during the 2016 Spring Semester at Pitt.