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Citizenship Interview Experience and U.S. Naturalization Test-100 Questions

Citizenship Interview Experience and U.S. Naturalization Test-100 Questions

US Naturalization Test / US Citizenship Test 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Immigrants who want to become U.S. citizens need to take and pass the American Naturalization Test. If they become American citizens, they have to go through the Citizenship Interview experience to acquire the right to vote and enhance the possibility that family members who live in other countries may come to and live in America. As American citizens, they qualify for federal jobs and they will be able to show their loyalty to the United States.

To become U.S. citizens, immigrants must pass the U.S. Naturalization Test which includes 100 questions about U.S. history and government. This civics test must be taken orally and is administered by USCIS Officers who will ask applicants to answer generally 10 out of 100 civics questions.

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Thank You in German – How to Tease a German Guy

Thank You in German – How to Tease a German Guy

It’s rather easy to annoy a German guy if you really want to. Of course, I assume that all my readers are peaceful people who only want to live in harmony with their fellow men. But everybody knows this situation: You’re talking to somebody and after a while, you notice that your conversational partner is a dork who gives you a really hard time. So you just try to be polite and say Thank You in German…

At this point, you decide to pay him back and annoy him a little bit. If he’s German, the odds are rather high that you succeed. There’s this guy, Rene (34), who is from Jena, Germany. He came to America some 9 years ago. You would know he’s a computer guy, but then again, you’ll find out soon enough.

He makes a living with software development but and software testing. In English! He’s the guy that’s trying software before your car has it or before you can even buy it at Best Buy. He makes sure it works before you can use it. Some years ago, he started to work for this testing company. This is what I learned from him. Here are my (so actually his) eight ultimate ways to tease a German:

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Hello in German – American Education Week

Hello in German – American Education Week

Every year, American public schools celebrate American Education Week. This celebration of American Education Services – The American Education Week – usually takes time in the month of November but we’re already looking forward to this unique event. So let’s Say Hello in German to the American Education Week as it’s a beautiful way of showing the appreciation for public schools and the educators who inspire communities. Nine out of 10 students in the United States attend public schools.

Public schools will be open to all students, regardless of the language they speak at home, their race or religion, how high or low their family income is, if they are straight, transgender, or gay, or if they any disabilities or not. American Education Week is represented on Twitter by the hashtag: #PublicSchoolsForAll.

But I wouldn’t trade it for the world!

What I really want to tell you, is that if you have a dream about changing your career, working for yourself, and doing something you love for a living… You can. We were (and are still) just kids. We put it all on the line, and now I couldn’t imagine my life any other way. I am so proud of us, of my wife, my kids, and how far we have come professionally and personally, now we help people get their GED through the BestGEDClasses online program! The GED is a way of getting a high school diploma and many famous people have a GED certificate.

If this post strikes a chord with you, even at all, I know you have it in you too. Start building alliances, start devising a plan, start moving forward today. We left Germany to build a new future here, and I’m glad we can look back and say ’18 years ago’ I will be right beside you cheering you on.

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How Are You In German 

How Are You In German 

Take a look at what I came across the other day. It’s about what a German would say to anyone having the idea of wanting to emigrate to Germany and the first thing they’d have to be able to speak would, of course, be How Are You in German. To all those looking to emigrate to Germany, please check out this video:

Do you think the German’s have particular character traits? If so what do you think they are?

Germans are engineers. That’s what we are known for. Great inventions, efficiency, order, and cleanness. Most of them still exist, but we are losing our capabilities slowly.

The education system is not very efficient and there are no or only a few incentives to be creative and innovative. Of course, we are still producing a lot of patents, but when I see the young Germans of today…

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German for NO – they know you’re German when…

German for NO – they know you’re German when…

Are you, for example, working abroad with a multinational corporation? Well, chances are that you’re the coworker everybody dislikes. You are the bloody German that’s finished all of the tasks in no time at all and leaves your boss in a desperate state while trying to find new work for you. Well, the first thing you’ll have to learn is German for NO. The following video explains also a lot:

Seriously, you’ve really tried to work less efficiently, more slowly, and deliver less-quality work…but you’ve got that typical German efficiency; it’s something you just can’t help; it’s in the genes you were born with. But there’s more to be a typical German. Let’s take a look at some “typical” German traits.

You know you’re German when…

  • Your CV is not just a summary of your work experience, but rather a book depicting everything about your personal life, details about your children, your political interests, the names and professions of your parents and everything else you ever did in your entire life.
  • Tzping on non-German kezboards is verz difficult.

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Wiener Schnitzel, Happy New Year, and Charlotte

Wiener Schnitzel, Happy New Year, and Charlotte

New Year’s Eve is an exciting time for my family and to tell you the truth, here in America, the excitement has only grown since we’ve lived here, year after year. In fact, this year marked our twentieth year here! As a family, it seems like moving to this great new country has made our family ties stronger and this year, we loved the Wiener Schnitzel, Happy New Year, and Charlotte time so much!

This year, we generally have gotten through the post-Christmas rush and are looking forward to the upcoming year. After eating a light brunch we all sit lazily around and tell stories until mid to late evening, and then pack up for a festive night in the city of Charlotte. We’ve done this now for quite some years and I must admit, it couldn’t be better. Just take a look at the Charlotte Forework Display two years ago:

I will always set my home security alarm, pack the kids and a few relatives up in the van, and off we go. We usually will park somewhere close to the Panther Stadium and walk up to Tryon Street, where thousands of people gather annually on New Year’s Eve to bring in the New Year.

We usually will have a nice, relaxing meal at our favorite local “Schnitzel Haus”, have a beer (or two) and then hit the street to countdown the final seconds to the new year. It’s usually quite cool so most of us bundle up, but we always have a blast watching the roadside performers and meeting up with loads of old friends, and sometimes making new ones along the way.

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Happy Birthday in German and Typical American Food

Happy Birthday in German and Typical American Food

We’ve lived here now for quite some years and with birthdays and the holidays coming up, let’s see what we have picked up from the Americans when it comes to their “GUTE KÜCHE”. We’ve learned to say Happy Birthday in German and to enjoy typical American Food.

Here I have compiled a few typical American Food Stuffs: Roast Turkey, Pork Loin Roast, and Cherry Cake. You will find a complete list of ingredients and our preferred way of preparing the dishes (let me be honest, I did “borrow” some of the instructions).

Typical American Food – Roast Turkey

Prep time: 40 mins, Cook time: 3 hours, Total time: 3 hours 40 mins, Serves: 10

 

Ingredients
• Turkey 6-20 pounds
• Herbed Stuffing
• 4 quarts ½ inch bread cubes
• 1 cup parsley
• 2 tsp salt
• 2 tsp thyme
• 2 tsp rosemary crushed
• 2 tsp marjoram
• 1 tsp ground sage
• 1 cup margarine
• 1 cup coarsely chopped onion
• 1 cup coarsely chopped celery
• 1-2 cups chicken broth

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Thank You in German to the US Education System (What I Know)

Thank You in German to the US Education System (What I Know)

If you plan to study in the US you might want to know what is exactly the US Education System. What I know after quite a few years now is what this post is about. So here is your guide. Though it may be (too) brief to include all possibilities, this post will give you a general idea of your options and I would like to Thank You in German to the US education system and the chances we are offered over here.

For more specifics, please contact the college or university of your choice. See also this video that explains more about the American education system (and probably better explains things than I can):

High School (Secondary Education) in the United States

  • Calculated from grade 9 to grade 12, usually students aged 14/15 years to 17/18 years.
  • After graduating from grade 12, students are awarded a high school diploma.
  • Students who have not received a high school diploma may take the General Education Development (GED) exam which is the certification of high school equivalency testing. This is actually a pretty good path to study in the US for international students. There are now two alternative options, the HiSET and TASC exams. All three are state exams, and states decide on which option(s) they provide.

Post Secondary Education in the United States

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Rufus King High School German Program-German is just plain “Funvergnügen”

Rufus King High School German Program-German is just plain “Funvergnügen”

Rufus King High School is a Milwaukee-based International Wisconsin Public High School that is continually ranked among the best in the state. The school offers rigorous pre-university study courses for motivated secondary education students.

Each year, the school organizes the Rufus King German Program that includes a trip to the schools’sister institution in Germany. Let’s take a look at some different facets of the German program at King that also includes the German Honor Society, the annual Speaking Contest held at various regions in Wisconsin, the Rufus King Germany Trip, and why you should take German (so nice to hear for me, the ever-German immigrant, though I’ve been here now for almost two decades!)

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I Love You in German – Habits we’ve picked up since living in America

I Love You in German – Habits we’ve picked up since living in America

We’ve picked up quite a few new habits from living here, and not only a love of the typical American pretzel. Deciding to live in the States really has been the best decision of our lives. I dare to say America, I Love You in German, so here are some habits we’ve picked up since living in America.

Already as a student, I was looking for a way to expand my horizons through internships and work placements. So enjoy this post about American Culture – Some habits we’ve picked up since living in America.

So for the past more than ten years, we’ve abandoned our typical German lifestyle for this great life in the United States, and though the times are a-changing thanks to our bullying President, life is still good here. If only he would understand what Europe’s been through the past century!

Many of our German friends were skeptical about how different the American social custom system would be and how quickly we would adapt to that, but from the moment we touched down in this great nation, we knew we would have an eye-opening adventure awaiting us. Here a few lifestyle habits that we’ve picked up since we exchanged Germany for living our great American Dream.

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