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Welcome to the United States

The U.S. government has resources to help you prepare for your new life in the United States and improve your English.

Newcomer Resources

Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants
This comprehensive guide contains practical information to help you settle into everyday life in the United States. It also contains basic civics information that introduces you to the U.S. system of government. You can download free copies in 14 languages. You can purchase printed copies in English, Spanish, and Chinese through the U.S. Government Bookstore.
This Web portal for new immigrants provides basic information from various government agencies on settling in the United States. and
As the U.S. government's official portals, and the Spanish version help the public find information and services on the Web.

English Language Learning Resources

USA Learns
USA Learns is a website for learning English by watching videos and completing educational activities. This site covers English speaking, pronunciation, listening, reading, spelling, writing, and grammar.

VOA Learning English Site and YouTube Channel
Voice of America’s (VOA) Learning English website provides texts and audio of daily news and information, while the YouTube channel provides captioned videos. Learners build their vocabulary, strengthen their speaking skills, and improve their ability to communicate for work, school, and everyday life.

American English
From the U.S. Department of State, this site offers a variety of resources to help learners practice English and learn more about the United States and its culture.

America’s Literacy Directory
From the U.S. Department of Education, this site helps learners search for English classes in all 50 states and the U.S. territories.

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 10/07/2015