Online Class: ABCs of English Grammar

This instructor-led, online grammar course provides an easy and efficient review of the grammar and writing skills necessary when taking any high school or college class as well as help with your everyday business and personal correspondence.

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Course Description

Mastering English Grammar: Enhance Your Academic and Professional Writing

In our digital age, writing has emerged as a predominant form of communication, be it in academic arenas, professional sectors, or daily interactions. This online course on English grammar is not just about learning the rules; it's about understanding the language's intricacies to communicate effectively, ensuring your messages are both clear and impactful.

Why is Grammar Essential Today?

In a recent survey, it was found that over 70% of employers notice grammatical mistakes in emails, reports, or other professional correspondence, leading them to question the writer's credibility. In the world of academia, the use of precise grammar can mean the difference between an average and an outstanding essay.

In daily life, proper grammar ensures that our intended messages get across without confusion. A simple misplaced comma can change the meaning of a sentence completely. For example, "Let's eat, Grandma" and "Let's eat Grandma" carry vastly different implications!

What This Course Offers

Designed with clarity and comprehensiveness in mind, this course spans 15 lessons that delve deep into both the fundamental and intricate aspects of English grammar. Each lesson is structured to address specific grammar components, from the basics like nouns and pronouns to the complex mechanics of sentence structures.

Every lesson tackles frequent mistakes, illustrates concepts using contemporary examples, and provides strategies to overcome common pitfalls. For instance, the lesson on verb tenses will explain the difference between "I have worked" and "I had worked", and when each should be appropriately used.

Hands-on activities, worksheets, assignments, and surveys accompanying each lesson ensure not only theoretical understanding but also practical application, reinforcing your learning.

Course Breakdown:

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Grammar – A primer on the importance of grammar in effective communication.

  • Lesson 2: Subject and Predicate – The building blocks of a sentence and how they set the tone for your message.

  • Lesson 3 to 8: Deep dives into various grammatical elements, ensuring a strong foundation.

  • Lesson 9: Review the Mechanics of a Sentence – Understand how different components come together to form clear and concise sentences.

  • Lesson 10 to 14: Advanced lessons on modifiers, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and diction, vital for polishing your writing.

  • Lesson 15: Summary and Additional Resources – A recap of all you've learned and a guide to further hone your skills.

Who Should Enroll?

This course is a must for high school or college students preparing for English exams, professionals aiming to elevate their written communications, and individuals keen on refining their everyday writing. Whether you're drafting an essential business proposal, penning down a college essay, or simply texting, mastering grammar will ensure your message is received as intended.

A Lifelong Investment

Your writing is a reflection of your thoughts, professionalism, and attention to detail. By mastering the nuances of English grammar, you're not only enhancing your written communication but also investing in a skill that will benefit you for a lifetime. Let this course be your guide to navigating the intricate maze of grammar with confidence and flair. Join us and take a step towards impeccable writing today!

Course Motivation

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • 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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Lesson 1: Introduction to Grammar

This first lesson will provide an overview and set a guide for this course. 1 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7080.pdf
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Introduction

Lesson 2: Subject and Predicate

The definitions and examples of a subject and predicate. Additional lesson topics: Subject and Verb Agreement 63 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 4 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exercise: Subject and Predicate Agreement
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exercise: Subject Verb Agreement
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam: Subject and Predicate

Lesson 3: Nouns and Pronouns

This lesson defines nouns and the different forms of pronouns. Additional lesson topics: Compound Nouns; Pronoun Central 58 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 5 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exercise: Find the Subject Noun
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exercise: Case of Nouns and Pronouns
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exercise: Pronoun Substitution
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exercise: Correct Pronoun Use
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exercise: Nouns and Pronouns
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exercise: Using the Correct Pronoun

Lesson 4: Verb Tenses

This lesson discusses the three main tenses of verbs and their sub-categories. Additional lesson topics: Intro to Verb Tenses; Verb Tense Worksheets 57 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review 10 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exercise: Find the Verb
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exercise: Recognizing Verb Tenses
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exercise: Simple Present Verb Tenses
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam: Verbs

Lesson 5: Common Irregular Verbs

Common Irregular Verbs Additional lesson topics: Past Participle Practice; Irregular Verbs; Irregular Verbs Exercise 1 17 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 5 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exercise: Irregular Verbs
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam: Irregular Verbs

Lesson 6: Adjectives and Adverbs

Adjectives and Adverbs 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 5 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exercise: Identifying Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exercise: Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exercise: Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam: Adjectives and Adverbs

Lesson 7: The Phrase

Phrases are sections or part of a sentence that impart additional information but don't contain both a subject and verb. Additional lesson topics: Grammar Bytes: Recognizing Prepositional Phrases; Prepositional Phrases: Diagnostic Quiz practice 34 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7082.pdf
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exercise: Identify the Preposition
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam: The Phrase

Lesson 8: The Clause

The clause is a more complete group of words than a phrase. 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review 5 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam: The Clause

Lesson 9: Review the Mechanics of a Sentence

This lesson will define and provide examples of errors that form various sentence forms (such as a run-on sentence). This lesson will also provide a review of punctuation rules, capitalization rules, and the role of modifiers. Additional lesson topics: Connectives Practice Quiz; Sentence Fragments 95 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review 5 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exercise: Run-On sentences
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exercise: Sentence Logic

Lesson 10: The Role of Modifiers

Here we discuss how sentence meaning can be misconstrued with simple word misplacement and how to fix it. Additional lesson topics: Modifier Placement; Noun Modifiers 25 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam: Modifiers

Lesson 11: Introduction to Capitalization

This lesson is a basic introduction for capitalization. Additional lesson topics: Capitalization; Capitalization Quiz 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam: Capitalization

Lesson 12: Introduction to Punctuation

This lesson is an introduction to basic punctuation. Additional lesson topics: Punctuation Quiz 26 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exercise: Sentence Punctuation
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam: Punctuation

Lesson 13: Review of Spelling

This lesson will provide a guide of frequently misspelled words as well as a spelling guide strategy list. Additional lesson topics: Ten Tips for Better Spelling 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Review 6 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exercise: Spelling Review A
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exercise: Spelling Review B

Lesson 14: Review of Diction

This lesson will discuss the powerful role of words in a sentence and the frequent errors that tend to occur. Additional lesson topics: Word Usage Tips; Words Commonly Misused or Confused 0 Total Points
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7089.pdf

Lesson 15: Summary and Additional Resources

Additional Resources 381 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Recognize the subject and predicate of any sentence.
  • Know the differences between nouns and pronouns.
  • Be comfortable with forming sentences with the correct verb tenses.
  • Recognize irregular verbs.
  • Differentiate between adjectives and adverbs and use them properly in sentences.
  • Understand what is meant by a Phrase.
  • Identify the Clause.
  • Break down the mechanics of a sentence.
  • Identify the role of modifiers and use them correctly.
  • Correctly use capitalization in writing.
  • Correctly punctuate sentences.
  • Avoid common spelling problems.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: ABCs of English Grammar
Course Number: 57700116
Lessons Rating: 4.3 / 5 Stars (7,236 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: December 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 1.5 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: Dana Kristan
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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