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.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Introduce Yourself 1 points
Lesson 2 Assignment: Some Words Rooted in Foreign Languages 10 points
Lesson 2: Quiz 6 points
Lesson 3 Assignment: Suffixes 10 points
Lesson 3: Quiz 7 points
Lesson 4: Assignment Words with Pronunciation Pitfalls 10 points
Lesson 4: Quiz 5 points
Lesson 5 Assignment: Having to do with Food Preparation 10 points
Lesson 5: Quiz 4 points
Lesson 6 Assignment: Literary Terms 10 points
Lesson 6: Quiz 4 points
Lesson 7 Assignment: Words Describing Human Traits 10 points
Lesson 7: Quiz 5 points
Lesson 8 Assignment: Words Often Interchanged 10 points
Lesson 8: Quiz 3 points
Lesson 9 Assignment: Words Used in Testing 10 points
Lesson 9: Quiz 6 points
Lesson 10: Assignment: Technology Words 10 points
Lesson 10: Quiz 4 points
Midterm 18 points
Lesson 11 Assignment: Words That May Deceive You 10 points
Lesson 11: Quiz 5 points
Lesson 12 Assignment: Expanding Your Description Vocabulary 10 points
Lesson 12: Quiz 4 points
Lesson 13 Assignment- Roots 10 points
Lesson 13: Quiz 2 points
Lesson 14 Assignment- Descriptive Adjectives and Human Traits 10 points
Lesson 14: Quiz 6 points
Lesson 15 Assignment - Legal Vocabulary 10 points
Lesson 15: Quiz 4 points
Lesson 16 Assignment: Words from Many Cultures 10 points
Lesson 16: Quiz 4 points
Lesson 17 Assignment - Business and Economic Terms 10 points
Lesson 17: Quiz 5 points
Lesson 18 Assignment- Words for Human Abnormalities 10 points
Lesson 18: Quiz 5 points
Lesson 19 Assignment- Human Behavior 10 points
Lesson 19: Quiz 4 points
Lesson 20 Assignment - Philosophy and Theory 10 points
Lesson 20: Quiz 4 points
Final 20 points
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Emotional Intelligence
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Locating Newsworthy Stories in the Real World
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What Makes Good Business Writing?
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ESL Basic Grammar and Writing
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Business Writing Tips
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How to Polish Your Writing to be Sophisticated and Professional
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