Self paced 20-hour course to learn how to improve your grammar skills and enhance your writing and communication abilities.
We all use language in some form and we combine words to effectively communicate with others, both in the written and spoken forms. This course will help to improve the way you communicate in English, by strengthening your grammar and punctuation and introducing you to concepts of style and purpose; how your writing can and should change to ensure your meaning is clear in any context.
We rely on punctuation and grammar to enhance the way that our words are received by others and to reduce misunderstandings. Grammar provides a coherent structure for the expression of thoughts and ideas. By following grammatical rules, we are able to compile logical sentences that make sense to the receiver. Punctuation is used to create sense within the correct grammar, indicating such things as start and end of sentences, spaces, groupings, questions and so on.
This course can help English speakers to improve their grammar, punctuation and control of language elements, particularly in written communication. For speakers of English as a second language, it will help to clarify some of the rules to follow in both written and spoken language.
Our 20 hour courses are self paced and will help you understand a topic in a short amount of time. You can work through the course when you like- test yourself with mini-tests along the way. There are extra case studies or research you can undertake if you would really like to get into the topic. Once you have completed the lessons and self assessment tasks, there is a final exam undertaken online- you can then download your personalised certificate.
Course Contents - What do you learn?
Lesson 1 Introduction - The Components of Language
Root Words, Prefixes and Suffixes, and Clauses
Lesson 2 Types of Words
Pronouns, Adjectives and Adverbs, with rules and examples
Lesson 3 Punctuation
Commas, Colons, Semi colons, Quotation marks and more
Lesson 4 Upper and Lower Case, Abbreviations, Numbers, Bullet points
Rules and Guidelines for their use.
Lesson 5 Using Words Together
Clauses and Phrases
Sentence types and construction
Writing clearly and appropriately in different contexts (books, periodicals, online etc)
Language styles- persuasive, imaginative, formal, colloquial and more.
Language for purpose - narratives, recounts, expositions, reports and more.
How does this course work?
You can enrol at any time.
Once you have paid for the course, you will be able to start straight away.
Study when and where you like. Work through at your own pace.
You can download your study-guide to your smart phone, tablet or laptop to read offline.
There are automated self-assessment tests you can complete at the end of each lesson. You can attempt these as many times as you wish and each time, upon completion, you can see your results. You will need internet access to complete the self assessment tests.
At the end of the course, you are presented with a large assessment which can be attempted online, anywhere, anytime. If you achieve a 60% pass in the exam; you immediately receive a downloadable certificate of completion with your name on it. If you do not achieve a 60% pass rate, you can contact us to re-sit your exam.
Contact us at anytime if you have any issues with the course: [email protected]
Who is this course for?
This course is aimed at those who need to improve their writing skills and/or those who have English as their second language.
Example Pages from the Study Guide