Course Syllabus

 

Course Description

Mastering English Spelling: Elevate Your Writing

Have you ever hesitated before hitting 'send' on an email, worrying about spelling errors? Or perhaps you've experienced the mortification of discovering a glaring mistake in a school paper or business proposal after it's too late? You're not alone. In the era of autocorrect and spellcheck, many of us have become reliant on technology, and our natural spelling skills have suffered.

English, with its rich history and multiple influences, can be a particularly challenging language to spell. Drawing from Latin roots, it also borrows heavily from languages such as French and German. This diverse origin has given English its vibrancy, but also its intricacy, especially in spelling conventions.

Our comprehensive online spelling course is here to guide you through the maze of English spelling. Not only will you delve deep into foundational rules, but you'll also explore those pesky exceptions and the most commonly misspelled words and patterns. Imagine, for instance, navigating effortlessly through the maze of "ie" versus "ei," or discerning when to use "effect" versus "affect."

Course Highlights:

  1. Introduction to Improving Your Spelling: Start your journey with a clear understanding of why English spelling can be challenging and the common pitfalls many face. Dive into the significance of mastering this skill, not just for academics or professional life, but for personal confidence.

  2. The Basic Rules of Spelling: Equip yourself with the fundamental rules that form the backbone of English spelling. Explore the reasons behind the spelling of words and the patterns they follow, providing a strong base for the lessons that follow.

  3. Plural Forms for Names, Compound Words, and Numbers: Understand the conventions behind pluralizing complex nouns, from family names to compound nouns, ensuring your plurals are always spot-on.

  4. Understanding "ie" Versus "ei" and Other Spelling Dilemmas: Delve into the commonly confused spelling patterns. Through engaging exercises, familiarize yourself with the right contexts and rules to employ them.

  5. Prefix and Suffix Rules: Discover the intricacies of adding prefixes and suffixes to base words, ensuring word formations are always correct.

  6. Homonyms - Words that Sound Alike: Differentiate between words that sound similar but have different meanings and spellings, like "their," "there," and "they’re."

  7. Commonly Misspelled Words: Address the words that often trip people up. Strengthen your vocabulary by recognizing and correcting these frequent errors.

  8. Putting It Together: Combine all the lessons into holistic exercises and real-world examples, cementing your newfound knowledge.

Each module is fortified with activities ensuring that your learning is hands-on. Whether you're a student aiming for better grades, a professional hoping to craft impeccable emails and reports, or simply someone who loves the beauty of well-spelled words, this course offers a flexible, self-paced learning environment. Shed the anxiety around spelling mistakes and embrace the confidence that comes with mastery.

Join us today and transform the way you write and perceive the English language.

  • 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
 

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.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Introduction 1 points
Lesson 2 Exam A 11 points
Lesson 2 Exam B - Testing Your Current Spelling Knowledge 15 points
Lesson 2 Exam C - Testing Your Current Spelling Knowledge 20 points
Lesson 2 Exam D - Testing Your Current Spelling Knowledge 15 points
Lesson 2 Exam E - Testing Your Current Spelling Knowledge 15 points
Lesson 2 Exam F - Testing Your Current Spelling Knowledge 20 points
Lesson 3 Exam A 8 points
Lesson 3 Exam B 20 points
Lesson 3 Exam C 20 points
Lesson 3 Exam D 10 points
Lesson 3 Exam E - Testing Your Ability to See Misspelled Words 20 points
Lesson 3 Exam F - Testing Your Ability to See Misspelled Words 20 points
Lesson 3 Exam G - Testing Your Ability to See Misspelled Words 20 points
Lesson 4 Exam A 8 points
Lesson 4 Exam B 20 points
Lesson 4 Exam C 20 points
Lesson 4 Exam D 20 points
Lesson 4 Exam E 15 points
Lesson 5 Exam A 13 points
Lesson 5 Exam B 20 points
Lesson 5 Exam C 20 points
Lesson 5 Exam D 10 points
Lesson 5 Exam E 10 points
Lesson 5 Exam F 20 points
Lesson 6 Exam A 17 points
Lesson 6 Exam B 9 points
Lesson 6 Exam C 10 points
Lesson 6 Exam D 20 points
Lesson 6 Exam E 10 points
Lesson 6 Exam F 20 points
Lesson 7 Exam A 20 points
Lesson 7 Exam B 15 points
Lesson 7 Exam C 10 points
Lesson 7 Exam D 15 points
Lesson 7 Exam E 10 points
Lesson 7 Exam F 20 points
Final Spelling Test 50 points
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