May 8, 2017
This week, we are LIVE from Long Beach at the 2017 CCAE Conference. CCAE is the California Council for Adult Education (https://www.ccaestate.org/), a professional organization which advocates for the needs of Adult Learners so that they may acquire the necessary English language, civics, and vocational skills to full integrate in California and beyond.
At the conference, I was honored to present a workshop entitled, "Tech Up Your Citizenship Class" (https://goo.gl/SMrwdC) which includes ten tips on how to use digital resources in a Citizenship classroom. The ideas ranged from using EMMA, to answer student most pressing questions while familiarizing them with the USCIS.gov website, to downloading apps to inform students about their civil rights and enabling them to contact their government representatives.
After the workshop, I recorded a quick podcast with Kathy Martin,the Citizenship teacher from Beaumont Adult School (https://bas-beaumont-ca.schoolloop.com/). After this quick interview, Teacher Kathy talked about the I-912, Request for Fee Waiver and I-942, Request for Reduced Fee. She used an idiom to give a very important piece of advice--listen closely and try to identify the idiom and what it really means. The idiom's definition is also included in the show notes.
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I-912, Request for Fee
I-912P, HHS Poverty
Guidelines for Fee Waiver Request
I-942, Request for
I-942P, Income Guidelines
for Reduced Fees
I-912 | Solicitud de
Exención de Tarifas
I-912P | Guías de Pobreza de HHS para de Solicitud de Exención de Tarifas https://www.uscis.gov/es/formularios/i-912p
I-942, Petición de
Reducción de Tarifa
I-942P, Guías de Ingreso
para la Reducción de Tarifas
From the Cambridge
The idiom graphic is from
American English at State.
See it at http://www.uscitizenpod.com/2017/05/2017-ccae-citizenship-interview.html
Or go to the American English at State Facebook page and check out their whole collection of idiom and grammar cards. Look under photos.