Enhance Your Everyday Vocabulary


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    Lessons
  • 41
    Exams &
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  • 6,623
    Students
    have taken this course
  • 16
    Hours
    average time
  • 1.6
    CEUs
 
 
 

Course Description

Have you ever been reading a newspaper or listening to a commentary and been confronted with a word you didn't know -- like for instance, plethora?  Over the years, you've seen and heard this word a dozen times but you don't quite remember the definition or use the word yourself when writing or speaking. You were supposed to have learned all this vocabulary stuff in high school or college but maybe you were absent that day? Well, this online class is just what you need!


Increase your vocabulary at your own pace! Memorize just 10 words a day - or a week - whatever works for your schedule. In some cases it's not really memory work - it's just 'refreshing'. Amaze your business associates, family, friends, and (more importantly) yourself by enhancing your conversational skills. Not only will you avoid the embarrassment of misusing or mispronouncing words, but also with the right vocabulary you may impress others with your dexterous and inventive handling of important concepts without being considered a show-off.  Plus vocabulary enrichment does wonders for your self-esteem and certainly  has the added benefits of helping with crossword puzzles and Trivial Pursuit.

Through these interactive lessons, which have divided up ten different words in twenty lessons, you will learn interesting and relevant vocabulary.  Words used frequently by "experts" to describe various cultures, words used in restaurants, words used in economics and business, legal words, technology terms, psychological jargon and much more. You'll not only practice using the words in a sentence you create, you'll also be writing short paragraphs with some of the words.  Although the course emphasis is on vocabulary building, you'll have the added bonus of  receiving some general writing assistance. So join the class and retain some of those words you once learned and promptly forgot.

Is a limited vocabulary holding you down?
 
Have you found yourself using a word in a conversation, only to humiliate yourself by mispronouncing the word, or using it incorrectly?
 
If you're ready to sway your five cent words for "fifty cent words", then this course may be the perfect prescription for success.
 
This class consists of 20 interactive lessons that will add an additional 200 words or phrases to your vocabulary repertoire. This is an intermediate vocabulary course, and demands at least a ninth grade English reading aptitude.
 
By the time you’ve completed the course, not only will you have boosted your vocabulary, you’ll know how to pronounce, understand AND use the words in both written sentences and general conversation. More than that, though, you’ll have gained a long-lasting ability to commit words of interest to memory--as needed!
 
All of the lessons are broken down into relevant categories, such as:
  • Words used by experts
  • Words from the restaurant industry
  • Business and economics lingo
  • Legal phrases
  • Technology terminology,
  • And more!
All reading materials and lesson supplements are conveniently attached to each lesson, so there's no need to purchase additional books or riffle through notes and papers to find what you're looking for.
 
Discussion and interaction are encouraged, and several methods are available to make communication simple and effective.
Improving your vocabulary can, literally, spell success. Failing to do so can spell disaster. There are any number of reasons that boosting your word power can pay off, with benefits both large and small:
  • To position yourself for a promotion
  • To showcase your personal expertise
  • To gain comfort and confidence in new subjects and fields
  • To be a better Scrabble™ player
  • To breeze through crossword puzzles
  • Or, simply to "Wow!" your friends and loved ones
Regardless of your motivation for revving up your vocabulary, Instructor Cathleen Glenn has come up with a proven, step-by-step method for not only memorizing hew vocabulary words, but also using them flawlessly and confidently.
 
There's an old saying: "Once you use a word three times, it's yours." This class utilizes the truth of this statement to the max. Over the course of each lesson, you'll use each new word a total of at least three different times...
  1. You'll read and uncover the origins of each word, including examples
  2. You'll practice using each of the words in an assignment sentence and in the forums
  3. Additionally, you’ll be able to test your knowledge in end of lesson quizzes, mid-term tests and your final exam.
The course contains a total of 20 comprehensive lessons, each focusing on a different category or topic:
 
Lesson 1: Introduction to Increasing Your Vocabulary

Lesson 2: Some Words Rooted in Foreign Languages

Lesson 3: Suffixes

Lesson 4: Words with Punctuation Pitfalls

Lesson 5: Having to do with Food Preparation

Lesson 6: Literary Terms

Lesson 7: Words Describing Human Traits

Lesson 8: Words Used in Testing

Lesson 10: Technology Words

Lesson 11: Words the May Deceive You

Lesson 12: Expanding your Description Vocabulary

Lesson 13: Roots

Lesson 14: Descriptive Adjectives and Human Traits

Lesson 15: Legal Vocabulary

Lesson 16: Words from Many Cultures

Lesson 17: Business & Economic Terms

Lesson 18: Words for Human Abnormalities

Lesson 19: Human Behavior

Lesson 20: Philosophy and Theory
 
Each lesson must be completed sequentially. In order to progress to Lesson 2, you must first fully complete Lesson 1, and so on. This course will be graded on a total of 185 points. End of lesson quizzes are worth 6-8 points (there are a total of 19). The mid-term is worth 20 points, and so are you final exams and classroom participation.
 
While the primary objective of this course is to improve your vocabulary, there are some fringe benefits included in the package. One of them is the positive impact this coursework will make on your writing skills as well.
 
Not only will assignments require that you create sentences using the new vocabulary word, you'll also be responsible for crafting short paragraphs using the words. Decades of educational experience clearly indicates that learning retention is boosted when multiple methods are employed. Instructor Glenn knows and understands this principle, and used it as the foundation the lessons and materials were built upon.
 
Best of all, this class gives you the freedom to work at your own pace.
 
There's no need to juggle your schedule around to make it to class on set days or times. This flexibility extends to classroom communications as well, and there are a host of ways that you can get (and stay) in touch with both the instructor and the rest of your classmates.
 
Enrollment is open 24/7, so register today to take your vocabulary to dizzying new heights.
  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
  • Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
     
     

    Course Lessons

    Average Lesson Rating:
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    (4,026 votes)

    Lesson 1: Introduction to Increasing Your Vocabulary

    Introduction to Increasing Your Vocabulary 1 Total Points
    • Lesson 1 Video
    • Review Article: Most Looked-Up Words
    • Take Poll: Reasons behind taking this course
    • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
    • Complete Assignment: Introduce Yourself

    Lesson 2: Some Words Rooted in Foreign Languages

    Lesson 2: Some Words Rooted in Foreign Languages 16 Total Points
    • Lesson 2 Video
    • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7016.pdf
    • Review Article: Foreign Words in English
    • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment: Some Words Rooted in Foreign Languages
    • Complete: Lesson 2: Quiz

    Lesson 3: Suffixes

    Lesson 3: Suffixes 17 Total Points
    • Lesson 3 Video
    • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7017.pdf
    • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment: Suffixes
    • Complete: Lesson 3: Quiz

    Lesson 4: Words with Pronunciation Pitfalls

    Lesson 4: Words with pronunciation pitfalls. 15 Total Points
    • Lesson 4 Video
    • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7018.pdf
    • Review Article: Links to Etymology Dictionaries
    • Take Poll: Dictionary Usage
    • Complete: Lesson 4: Assignment Words with Pronunciation Pitfalls
    • Complete: Lesson 4: Quiz

    Lesson 5: Having to do with Food Preparation

    Lesson 5: Having to do with Food Preparation 14 Total Points
    • Lesson 5 Video
    • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7019.pdf
    • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment: Having to do with Food Preparation
    • Complete: Lesson 5: Quiz

    Lesson 6: Literary Terms

    Lesson 6: Literary terms 14 Total Points
    • Lesson 6 Video
    • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7020.pdf
    • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment: Literary Terms
    • Complete: Lesson 6: Quiz

    Lesson 7: Words Describing Human Traits

    Lesson 7: Words Describing Human Traits 15 Total Points
    • Lesson 7 Video
    • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7021.pdf
    • Take Poll: Everyday Usage
    • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment: Words Describing Human Traits
    • Complete: Lesson 7: Quiz

    Lesson 8: Words Often Interchanged

    Lesson 8: Words Often Interchanged 13 Total Points
    • Lesson 8 Video
    • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7022.pdf
    • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment: Words Often Interchanged
    • Complete: Lesson 8: Quiz

    Lesson 9: Words Used in Testing

    Lesson 9: Words Used in Testing 16 Total Points
    • Lesson 9 Video
    • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7023.pdf
    • Review Article: Improve Your Vocabulary
    • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment: Words Used in Testing
    • Complete: Lesson 9: Quiz

    Lesson 10: Technology Words

    Lesson 10: Technology Words 32 Total Points
    • Lesson 10 Video
    • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7024.pdf
    • Review Article: Computing Dictionary
    • Complete: Lesson 10: Assignment: Technology Words
    • Complete: Lesson 10: Quiz
    • Complete Exam: Midterm

    Lesson 11: Words That May Deceive You

    Lesson 11: Words That May Deceive You 15 Total Points
    • Lesson 11 Video
    • Take Poll: New Vocabulary
    • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment: Words That May Deceive You
    • Complete: Lesson 11: Quiz

    Lesson 12: Expanding Your Description Vocabulary

    Lesson 12: Expanding Your Description Vocabulary 14 Total Points
    • Lesson 12 Video
    • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7026.pdf
    • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment: Expanding Your Description Vocabulary
    • Complete: Lesson 12: Quiz

    Lesson 13: Roots

    Lesson 13: Roots 12 Total Points
    • Lesson 13 Video
    • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7027.pdf
    • Complete: Lesson 13 Assignment- Roots
    • Complete: Lesson 13: Quiz

    Lesson 14: Descriptive Adjectives and Human Traits

    Lesson 14: Descriptive Adjectives and Human Traits 16 Total Points
    • Lesson 14 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: Character Trait Descriptive Adjectives; Negative Personality Adjectives List
    • Complete: Lesson 14 Assignment- Descriptive Adjectives and Human Traits
    • Complete: Lesson 14: Quiz

    Lesson 15: Legal Vocabulary

    Lesson 15: Legal Vocabulary 14 Total Points
    • Lesson 15 Video
    • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7029.pdf
    • Review 2 Articles: Legal Terms Vocabulary Word List; Legal Terminology Quiz
    • Complete: Lesson 15 Assignment - Legal Vocabulary
    • Complete: Lesson 15: Quiz

    Lesson 16: Words from Many Cultures

    Lesson 16: Words from Many Cultures 14 Total Points
    • Lesson 16 Video
    • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7030.pdf
    • Complete: Lesson 16 Assignment: Words from Many Cultures
    • Complete: Lesson 16: Quiz

    Lesson 17: Business and Economic Terms

    Review words relating to business and economics. 15 Total Points
    • Lesson 17 Video
    • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7031.pdf
    • Review Article: Dictionary of Financial, Economic, and Business Terms
    • Complete: Lesson 17 Assignment - Business and Economic Terms
    • Complete: Lesson 17: Quiz

    Lesson 18: Words for Human Abnormalities

    Lesson 18: Words for Human Abnormalities 15 Total Points
    • Lesson 18 Video
    • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7032.pdf
    • Complete: Lesson 18 Assignment- Words for Human Abnormalities
    • Complete: Lesson 18: Quiz

    Lesson 19: Human Behavior

    Lesson 19: Human Behavior 14 Total Points
    • Lesson 19 Video
    • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7033.pdf
    • Review 2 Articles: Human Behavior Vocabulary Quiz; Human Behavior Glossary
    • Take Poll: Other Vocabulary Builders
    • Complete: Lesson 19 Assignment- Human Behavior
    • Complete: Lesson 19: Quiz

    Lesson 20: Philosophy and Theory

    Philosophy and Theory 34 Total Points
    • Lesson 20 Video
    • Take Poll: Let us know what you think of this course
    • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
    • Complete: Lesson 20 Assignment - Philosophy and Theory
    • Complete: Lesson 20: Quiz
    • Complete Exam: Final
    316
    Total Course Points
     

    Learning Outcomes

    By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
    • Define some words rooted in foreign languages.
    • Define suffixes.
    • Recognize words with pronunciation pitfalls.
    • Define word having to do with food preparation.
    • Recognize literary terms.
    • Define words describing human traits.
    • Identify words often interchanged.
    • Recognize words used on standardized tests.
    • Identify words that may deceive you.
    • Define and recognize word roots.
    • Define adjectives for human behavior and human abnormalities.
    • Recognize words from many cultures.
    • Define common legal terms, and
    • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
     

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    Course Title: Enhance Your Everyday Vocabulary
    Course Number: 7550414
    Course Requirements: View Course Requirements
    Lessons Rating: 4.6 / 5 Stars (4,026 votes)
    Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
    Course Type: Self Help (Self-Paced, Online Class)
    CEU Value: 1.6 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
    CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
    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
    Instructor: Daphnee St.Val
    Syllabus: View Syllabus
    Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
    Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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    Student Testimonials

    • "The instructor was proficient and very able." -- Michael K.
    • "Course is very helpful and the instructor seems to be have good command in English. Good collection of words for enhancing the vocabulary." -- Neha B.
    • "The instructor was extremely helpful and answered my questions almost immediately. This course was so much fun!" -- Donna N.
    • "I enjoyed expanding my vocabulary in general, particularly with regards to more specific adjectives than I typically have at my command." -- Diana L.

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