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EL Civics

Civic Participation is designed to help English learners acquire the skills necessary to become active and informed parents and community members. Presented in most Bakersfield Adult School ESL classes, students learn how to become active and involved participants in civic affairs through hands-on activities both in the classroom and in the community. Students also explore the many cities and county social services and public safety agencies and learn how to access their services.

Students interested in participating in Civic Involvement activities should call, 661.835.1855, ext. 61155, to register in ESL classes which include EL Civics instruction. ESL classes are offered in the mornings, Monday through Friday from 8:20 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. as well in the evenings, Tuesday through Thursday from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m.

EL Civics: Civic Involvement

Civic Involvement is designed to help English learners acquire the skills necessary to become active and informed parents and community members. Students learn how to become active and involved participants in civic affairs through hands-on activities both in the classroom and in the community. Students also explore the many cities and county social services and public safety agencies and learn how to access their services.

EL Civics: Becoming a United States Citizen

Becoming a United States Citizen is designed to help legal residents who are eligible for citizenship successfully prepare for the naturalization process. Instruction includes learning about U. S. history and government as well as preparing for the oral interview administered by the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Service. Students also receive help filling out the proper citizenship forms and participate in practice interviews. Check schedule for evening class availability.

EL Civics Topics

Civic Involvement: ELCivics Objectives

Access community or commercial agencies to resolve a consumer complaint.

Describe methods and procedures to obtain housing and related services including low-cost community housing.

Research and describe the cultural backgrounds that reflect the local cross-cultural society and that may present a barrier to civic participation.

Interact with educational institutions including schools for children and schools or agencies with programs for adult learners.
Identify educational opportunities and research education/training required to achieve a career goal.
Demonstrate knowledge of health and safety standards, procedures, and protocols in order to prevent or prepare for health problems or crises.
Identify and access employment and training resources needed to obtain and keep a job.

Respond to questions about the history and government of the United States in order to be successful in the naturalization process.

Access resources for nutrition education and information related to the purchase and preparation of healthy foods.