Know in detail about English test taken after filing US citizenship application.

English class

 

Ability to read, write, speak and understanding of English words used ordinarily must be demonstrated by an applicant filing US citizenship application. Understandable and relevant communication by using simple terminology and grammar is what is considered as ordinary usage. So this may include pronouncing, constructing, understanding and spelling errors while completing certain words, phrases and sentences which are noticeable.

The English requirement to gain citizenship status may still be met though an applicant may ask for words to be repeated or rephrased and also make some errors in pronunciation, spelling, and grammar. Unless the officer is satisfied whether the applicant fully understands the question being asked or if he/she is having a problem understanding the English language itself an officer should repeat and rephrase questions.

Test to check speaking ability

During the naturalization examination based on the ability of the applicant to respond to the questions asked normally, an officer determines an applicant’s ability to speak and understand English.  Related to the eligibility for naturalization and about questions available on the citizenship application questions are asked by the officer.  Unless the officer is satisfied in knowing whether the applicant fully understands the question being asked or if he/she is having a problem understanding the English language itself an officer should repeat and rephrase questions.

Communication in English is expected from an applicant about the naturalization application and also eligibility for naturalization if he/she does not qualify for a waiver of the English requirement. Each and every phrase or word on the application is not required to be understood by the applicant.

The ability to speak English is demonstrated sufficiently if the applicant generally understands and responds meaningfully to questions applicable to his or her naturalization eligibility.  If applicant is not able to speak English sufficient to understand and take the oath or answer questions on his/her application the applicant fails the speaking test. Rest of the naturalization test portions which include the reading, writing and civics portions must still be administered by the officer next.

The applicant should have an interpreter present in such cases to make them clearly understand the cost of withdrawing the naturalization application and an officer cannot suggest or allow a withdrawal of application from an applicant who cannot speak English.

Ability to reading English

Out of three sentences applicant must be able to read at least one in order to prove English reading ability sufficiently.  The reading test is automatically by the officer once one sentence is read correctly by the applicant.

In a manner that the applicant is able to communicate the meaning of the sentence without long pauses and also which the officer is able to understand if one of the three sentences are read by applicant then he/she passes the reading test. It’s okay for applicant to generally omit short words making errors in pronouncing or intonation of words without affecting the meaning but should read all content words of at least one sentence.

If unable to read at least one sentence successfully the applicant fails the reading test. The applicant should also not omit one content word also or substitute another word instead. Reading sentence after long period of pauses and in such a way that the officer doesn’t understand the sentence including making errors like in pronouncing or word modulation also results in failure of English reading test.

Testing English writing ability

Applicant must write at least one sentence out of the three sentences in such a manner that the officer understands it to prove English writing ability sufficiently. Using the standardized forms of a writing test the sentence is dictated to the applicant by the officer. None of the words should be abbreviated by applicant. The officer should stop the writing test once the applicant is able to write at least one of the three sentences in such manner that the officer understands it.

Spelling, punctuation or capitalization errors made do not result in writing test failure of the applicant. But if the officer is not able to understand the sentence and the errors done affects the meaning of the sentence then the applicant fails the writing test.

If meaning of one of the three sentences is communicated by the applicant to the officer he/she passes the writing test. The sentence may have few grammatical or capitalization or spelling errors. Also short words which do not change the meaning of the sentence may be omitted and numbers can either be written as digits or spelled out.

In a way that the meaning of the sentence is not conveyed and the officer is not able to understand the sentence if applicant writes then he/she fails the test. If the sentence written is different with other words, words written in abbreviated form, with just one or two isolated words and if fully scribbled then in the writing test the applicant fails.

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