Online Class: Spelling 101


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  • 8
    Lessons
  • 38
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 4,646
    Students
    have taken this course
  • 7
    Hours
    average time
  • 0.7
    CEUs
 
 
 

Course Description

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!
 
The English language is one of the most complex languages in the world when it comes to spelling.  Many words are Latin in origin and follow the antiquated rules of this now dead language.  Additionally, the English language has borrowed more words from other languages such as French and German than most people realize -- this variety of words complicates spelling because they follow the particular spelling conventions of their mother tongue.
 
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.

  • 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:
    4.5 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
    "Extraordinarily Helpful"
    (2,621 votes)

    Introduction to Improving Your Spelling

    Course Introduction 1 Total Points
    • Lesson 1 Video
    • Take Poll: Personal Spelling Average
    • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
    • Complete Assignment: Introduction

    The Basic Rules of Spelling

    This lesson describes how to go from singular to plurals and the exceptions to the rule. 96 Total Points
    • Lesson 2 Video
    • Review 8 Practice Worksheets
    • Review 4 Articles: Spelling Plurals with -s or -es; The Suffixes -ance and -ence; -ible or -able; Basic Spelling Rules Explained
    • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam A
    • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam B - Testing Your Current Spelling Knowledge
    • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam C - Testing Your Current Spelling Knowledge
    • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam D - Testing Your Current Spelling Knowledge
    • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam E - Testing Your Current Spelling Knowledge
    • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam F - Testing Your Current Spelling Knowledge

    Plural Forms for Names, Compound Words and Numbers

    This lesson describes how to form plurals for compound words, numbers, and names. 118 Total Points
    • Lesson 3 Video
    • Review 5 Practice Worksheets
    • Review 2 Articles: Plurals; Apostrophes with Names Ending in s, ch, or z
    • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam A
    • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam B
    • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam C
    • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam D
    • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam E - Testing Your Ability to See Misspelled Words
    • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam F - Testing Your Ability to See Misspelled Words
    • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam G - Testing Your Ability to See Misspelled Words

    Understanding "ie" Versus "ei" and Other Spelling Dilemmas

    This lesson discusses when to use ie or ei, and the exceptions to the rule. 83 Total Points
    • Lesson 4 Video
    • Review 6 Practice Worksheets
    • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam A
    • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam B
    • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam C
    • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam D
    • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam E

    Prefix and Suffix Rules

    This lesson explains the rules for adding prefixes and suffixes, and the some of the most commonly used. 93 Total Points
    • Lesson 5 Video
    • Review 6 Practice Worksheets
    • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam A
    • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam B
    • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam C
    • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam D
    • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam E
    • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam F

    Homonyms - Words that Sound alike

    This lesson describes some of the most common words that sound alike but have multiple spellings and their definitions. 86 Total Points
    • Lesson 6 Video
    • Review 6 Practice Worksheets
    • Review 2 Articles: 25 Most Commonly Misspelled Words; Sound Alikes
    • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam A
    • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam B
    • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam C
    • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam D
    • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam E
    • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam F

    Commonly Misspelled Words

    Here is a list of the most commonly misspelled words. 90 Total Points
    • Lesson 7 Video
    • Review 16 Practice Worksheets
    • Review Article: Commonly Confused Words
    • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam A
    • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam B
    • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam C
    • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam D
    • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam E
    • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam F

    Putting It Together

    A Final Spelling Test and additional resources to improve writing are presented in this final lesson 50 Total Points
    • Lesson 8 Video
    • Review Article: Review of Spelling Rules
    • Take Poll: Rate Spelling Improvement
    • Take Survey: Final Course Survey
    • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
    • Complete Exam: Final Spelling Test
    617
    Total Course Points
     

    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.
     

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    Course Title: Spelling 101
    Course Number: 7550405
    Course Requirements: View Course Requirements
    Lessons Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars (2,621 votes)
    Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
    Course Type: General Education (Self-Paced, Online Class)
    CEU Value: 0.7 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

    • "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.
    • "The fact that it is self-paced and online is the very best thing because of my busy schedule. I took another course from this same instructor and I like the way things are set up." -- Suzanna S.
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