Prepare for the United States Citizenship Exam 

This class meets in person every Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Classes are led by an experienced Library volunteer.

Each class will:

  • study the 100 civics questions on the exam
  • prepare to take the oral and written portions of the exam in English
  • review the process for filling out the Naturalization application
  • practice for the Naturalization interview. 


Since each class will cover a different section of the exam you may start the class at any time. The exam is divided up into 12 sections. We will begin with the first section and advance in order. They are as follows:

  • Early America
  • Establishing Independence
  • The U.S. Constitution
  • U.S. History in the 1800's
  • U. S. History since 1900
  • Equality and Freedom
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • U.S. Geography
  • American Symbols and Celebrations
  • The Executive Branch
  • The Legislative Branch
  • The Judicial Branch

Because the oral portion of the exam requires the person being tested to understand the questions being asked and to answer them correctly in English, this class will emphasize spoken English. We will also practice the vocabulary and grammar needed to answer the questions successfully.

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For more information call 703-228-5959 or email


Thursday, July 18, 2024 Show more dates
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Glebe Room
Central Library
Events for Adults
Civics and Government
Arlington Public Library

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