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Do you use your Spell Check on your computer obsessively? Are you afraid to write anything without a dictionary or computer spelling program?  Are you receiving low grades on schoolwork because of poor spelling? Are your business emails filled with embarrassing spelling errors? Well then, it sounds like you can use this online course!

Spelling 101 will help improve your spelling abilities in American English. This course will teach you how to avoid misspellings by recognizing spelling errors quickly. We'll review not only the basic rules of spelling but also the most common spelling "trouble spots" (commonly missed words and word patterns). We'll also discuss those tricky synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, suffixes and prefixes. 

This class is self-paced and practice exercises are reviewed by the instructor with feedback. You set your own learning schedule so there's no pressure. Why not learn to write error-free English, and improve your grades or help with the quality of your professional writing? So join us today, and let's improve your spelling skills.

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Course Lessons

  • Introduction to Improving Your Spelling

    Course Introduction
  • The Basic Rules of Spelling

    This lesson describes how to go from singular to plurals and the exceptions to the rule.
  • Plural Forms for Names, Compound Words and Numbers

    This lesson describes how to form plurals for compound words, numbers, and names.
  • Understanding "ie" Versus "ei" and Other Spelling Dilemmas

    This lesson discusses when to use ie or ei, and the exceptions to the rule.
  • Prefix and Suffix Rules

    This lesson explains the rules for adding prefixes and suffixes, and the some of the most commonly used.
  • Homonyms - Words that Sound alike

    This lesson describes some of the most common words that sound alike but have multiple spellings and their definitions.
  • Commonly Misspelled Words

    Here is a list of the most commonly misspelled words.
  • Putting It Together

    A Final Spelling Test and additional resources to improve writing are presented in this final lesson
Course Title: Spelling 101
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
Course Number: 7550405
Course Type: General Education
Course URL: http://spellinghelp.onlineclasses.com
Instructor: Daphnee St.Val
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Requirements: View Technical Requirements
Course Fee: Basic Course: $35.00 (no CEU Certification)
  with CEU Certification: $60.00
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CEU Value: 1.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
Standard: Course Adheres to the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize the basic rules of spelling.
  • Demonstrate correct spelling of plural forms for names, compound words, and numbers.
  • Avoid common spelling mistakes.
  • Define prefix and suffix rules.
  • Define homonyms.
  • Identify commonly misspelled words, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
Spelling PluralsAssignment10
Exercise 1Assignment15
Exercise 2Exam15
Spelling Test #1Exam20
Lesson 1 ExamExam11
EXAM 1-1Exam15
Spelling Test 1-2Exam20
Spelling Test 1-3Exam15
Exercise 4Exam20
Spelling Test #2Exam20
Spelling Test 2-3Exam20
Lesson 2 ExamExam8
Spelling Test 2-1Exam20
Spelling Test 2-2Exam20
Spelling Test #3Exam20
Lesson 3 ExamExam8
Spelling Test 3-1Exam20
Spelling Test 3-2Exam20
Exercise 7Exam10
Exercise 8Exam10
Spelling Test #4Exam20
Lesson 4 ExamExam13
Spelling Test 4-1Exam20
Spelling Test 4-2Exam20
Exercise 9Exam10
Spelling Test #5Exam20
Lesson 5 ExamExam17
Spelling Test 5-1Exam9
Spelling Test 5-2Exam10
Spelling Test 5-3Exam20
Exercise 11Exam15
Exercise 12Exam10
Spelling Test #6Exam20
Spelling Test 6-1Exam20
Spelling Test 6-2Exam15
Spelling Test 6-3Exam10
Final Spelling TestExam50
Total Points:621

Student Testimonials

  • "It was amazing that words I thought I knew how to spell were sometimes very difficult to distinguish in the spelling tests. I read a lot and thought I was a good speller. When I got back the test results, the ones I got wrong were....really!" -- Chris R.
  • "It was a fun course to take and not too difficult." -- Dawn L.
  • "The instructor was very nice." -- Issac D.
  • "The whole course was helpful.. The instructor was very helpful and helped me a great deal." -- Marlis W.
  • "I thought all parts were helpful because I was a horrible speller and now I'm great." -- Brandon G.
  • "Thank you, this has been a great help." -- Rita M.
  • "Excellent!" -- Pamela T.
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