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.

Self-Paced, Online Class
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    Video Audit

Course Description

This online grammar course will provide you with a comprehensive review of the grammar and writing skills necessary to be successful in your academic and professional life. Learning how to properly use English grammar will not only help you excel in writing academic essays and passing entrance exams, but more importantly, it will help you improve your everyday, work-related writing and email correspondence.

Divided up into 15 easy-to-understand lessons, this grammar course concentrates on usage, the mechanics of a sentence, spelling, and a general review of grammatical problem areas. Each lesson focuses on frequent errors, illustrates concepts with real world examples, suggests strategies, and provides review worksheets, activities, and assignments to ensure skill mastery. Lessons also offer additional study guides for further learning.
This course is ideal for all types of students who want to get an edge on taking a high school, college, or a job-related English exam--as well as anyone wishing to update and improve their grammar and writing skills.

Course Motivation


Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.3 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(7,076 votes)
  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Grammar

    This first lesson will provide an overview and set a guide for this course.
  • Lesson 2: Subject and Predicate

    The definitions and examples of a subject and predicate.
  • Lesson 3: Nouns and Pronouns

    This lesson defines nouns and the different forms of pronouns.
  • Lesson 4: Verb Tenses

    This lesson discusses the three main tenses of verbs and their sub-categories.
  • Lesson 5: Common Irregular Verbs

    Common Irregular Verbs
  • Lesson 6: Adjectives and Adverbs

    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.
  • Lesson 8: The Clause

    The clause is a more complete group of words than a phrase.
  • 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.
  • Lesson 10: The Role of Modifiers

    Here we discuss how sentence meaning can be misconstrued with simple word misplacement and how to fix it.
  • Lesson 11: Introduction to Capitalization

    This lesson is a basic introduction for capitalization.
  • Lesson 12: Introduction to Punctuation

    This lesson is an introduction to basic punctuation.
  • Lesson 13: Review of Spelling

    This lesson will provide a guide of frequently misspelled words as well as a spelling guide strategy list.
  • 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.
  • Lesson 15: Summary and Additional Resources

    Additional Resources

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.

Additional Course Information

Online CEU Certificate
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  • Earn an Official Certificate Documenting Course Hours and CEUs
  • Verify Your Certificate with a Unique Serial Number Online
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Course Title: ABCs of English Grammar
Course Number: 57700116
Lessons Rating: 4.3 / 5 Stars (7,076 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, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: November 2021
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: April Graves
Syllabus: View Syllabus

Student Testimonials

  • "This was a very helpful course; I would definitely recommend it to others as a great 'brush-up' of skills. A good sound explanation was given throughout lessons. I was extremely pleased with how quickly lessons and exams were graded." -- Patricia K.
  • "I learned a lot. My instructor was exceptionally helpful." -- Dragan V.
  • "I enjoyed this class and learned alot from it. Good Class! The instructor was great very prompt to answer emails. Will be taking another subject with UniversalClass very soon." -- Rita R.
  • "All of the lessons were helpful. This online course really made me feel like I was in a classroom. The instructor was great, and the lessons will motivate you to succeed." -- Renee B.
  • "Most helpful were The Mechanics of the Sentence and Introduction to Punctuation because it was an area I needed to work on." -- Robert C.
  • "Instructor was very helpful." -- Lisa M.
  • "This instructor is very smart and helped me get through a very difficult class." -- Lisa G.
  • "My instructor was very helpful and patient. She always got back to me right away!" -- Karin P.
  • "The instructor was very good, took time to help me and worked with me very well. The course was organized very well. Lessons were easy to understand and the assignments and exams followed what was in the lesson." -- Marlis W.
  • "I enjoyed all of the course from U.C." -- Loredana G.
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