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Our self-paced Language Arts courses emphasize understanding, connecting, applying knowledge and practicing correct English language skills. It's never too late to continue or enhance your education. Courses are developed and taught by knowledgeable and caring instructors who will be reviewing assignments, grading quizzes and will answer your other questions through our email system.
 
You'll find courses to improve your skills in writing, help prepare for the GED language arts section, essay and college composition, vocabulary building, American literature and Greek Mythology. Taking a class through our web-based teaching system, will suit your lifestyle and schedule. You participate at your convenience, day or night, no matter what time zone you're in and you won't need any special hardware or software.
 
So whether you want to brush up on the basics, work with your own children on writing skills, start creating poetry or begin your first novel or receive extra tutoring for tests or college essays, we have over 40 courses to help you. As you browse through our course selections, be sure and click on a title for more detailed course information.
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  • Writing Basics 101: Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Writing Structures
    Writing Basics 101: Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Writing Structures
    Most of us learned spelling and grammar in elementary school and brushed up on the rules occasionally in junior high or middle school. Once we entered high school, it was assumed we knew and remembered all of the essentials -- and slowly we discov...
    $90.00
    2.9 CEUs 29h
  • Enhance Your Everyday Vocabulary
    Enhance Your Everyday Vocabulary
    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 20 times but you don't quite manage to remember the...
    $75.00
    1.6 CEUs 16h
  • Vocabulary Building
    Vocabulary Building
    Are you interested in building your vocabulary? Do you feel that your writing or your speaking vocabulary is below average? The purpose of Vocabulary Building is to beef up your everyday vocabulary with words that you could use in everyday conversat...
    $75.00
    0.5 CEUs 5h
  • Reading Comprehension 101
    Reading Comprehension 101
    Whether you are a student who is seeking to pass the reading comprehension portion of such standardized tests as the SAT, ACT, CLEP, College Placement Test, ACCUPLACER, GRE, MCAT, LSAT, or GMAT, or you need to improve your reading comprehension for ...
    $75.00
    1.0 CEUs 10h
  • ESL Grammar Skills: Level 1-5 Course Bundle
    ESL Grammar Skills: Level 1-5 Course Bundle
    ESL Grammar Skills Level 1: This is a beginning grammar and writing course for learners of the English language. This course is Level 1. In Level 1 grammar, we cover present simple and past simple tenses. This course also teaches you how to put v...
    $175.00
    5.2 CEUs 52h
  • Journalism 101
    Journalism 101
    This online course offers the student an introduction to the profession of journalism as a whole. It begins with a brief overview of journalism, acquainting students with the foundation of writing for the news industry. There is a lesson on the hist...
    $80.00
    1.4 CEUs 14h

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  • ABCs of English Grammar
    ABCs of English Grammar
    This self-paced online course will provide you with a review of the grammar and writing skills necessary when taking any high school or college test, or with your everyday work-related writing and correspondence. Divided up into 15 easy-to-understa...
    $75.00
    1.5 CEUs 15h
  • Basic English Speaking Skills
    Basic English Speaking Skills
    This course on Basic English Speaking Skills is a combination of both vocabulary and language and includes picture illustrations, external resources, and netlinks to sound and video demonstrations that accompany many of the concepts studied and aid ...
    $75.00
    1.0 CEUs 10h
  • Basic Research Skills
    Basic Research Skills
    Basic Research Skills teaches you how to determine what you need to know when you need to know it. With all of the information readily available today, it's difficult to decipher good information from bad information. Instead of turning to an Inter...
    $75.00
    0.5 CEUs 5h
  • Chinese Culture Studies 101
    Chinese Culture Studies 101
    China is becoming a world power. The economy is booming. The people are prospering now more than ever before. On top of that, more and more Western companies are doing business with Chinese counterparts. We are seeing China appear more in our ne...
    $75.00
    0.7 CEUs 7h
  • Creative Writing 101
    Creative Writing 101
    'Creative Writing 101' is an attempt to capture what cannot be held in hand or thought--the elusive riddle of human creativity as we find it in our writing. Here we look at various forms and genres (books, dramas and plays, poetry, essays, film-writ...
    $90.00
    1.9 CEUs 19h
  • Creative Writing for Beginners
    Creative Writing for Beginners
    Creative writing is a form of artistic expression. While the painter uses canvas and the sculptor uses clay, the writer uses pen and paper – or computer and keyboard in today's world. This course is designed to teach you the tools and mec...
    $90.00
    1.4 CEUs 14h
  • Egyptian Mythology 101
    Egyptian Mythology 101
    Mummies, pyramids, pharaohs, hieroglyphs--things you think you know all about, but do you really? Would it surprise you to hear that more cats than people were mummified in ancient Egypt? Or that a pharaoh was considered to be more than just in con...
    $75.00
    0.3 CEUs 3h
  • English Composition 101
    English Composition 101
    Acquiring and developing the fundamentals of English composition is a vital skill that can be used in a variety of settings and situations. Being able to competently compose an essay and organize a thesis is not only useful in academic environments,...
    $75.00
    1.1 CEUs 11h
  • Enhance Your Everyday Vocabulary
    Enhance Your Everyday Vocabulary
    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 20 times but you don't quite manage to remember the...
    $75.00
    1.6 CEUs 16h
  • ESL Basic Grammar
    ESL Basic Grammar
    Whether you are learning English as a second language or are a native speaker striving to improve your English and writing skills, understanding proper grammar rules and guidelines are the essential building blocks to creating clear and understanda...
    $75.00
    1.0 CEUs 10h
  • ESL Basic Writing Skills
    ESL Basic Writing Skills
    Communication is vital in today's society. It is not enough to merely be able to speak and understand spoken English. In the United States, writing English is often a necessary skill in many job industries and fields. In order to develop practical w...
    $75.00
    1.1 CEUs 11h
  • ESL Grammar Skills Level 1
    ESL Grammar Skills Level 1
    This is a beginning grammar and writing course for learners of the English language. This course is Level 1. In Level 1 grammar, we cover present simple and past simple tenses. This course also teaches you how to put verbs together, introduces t...
    $95.00
    1.2 CEUs 12h
  • ESL Grammar Skills Level 2
    ESL Grammar Skills Level 2
    This is a course for learning the English language. ESL Grammar Level 2 is a low intermediate course. After you know the fundamentals of pronouns, present simple tense, and past simple tense, you are ready to take this course. ESL Grammar Level 2 co...
    $95.00
    1.2 CEUs 12h
  • ESL Grammar Skills Level 3
    ESL Grammar Skills Level 3
    This course is third in a series of five ESL grammar courses. It builds on levels 1 and 2, and continues grammatical instruction grounded in the foundation offered in those courses. ESL Grammar Level 3 is a conceptually rich course. It contains ins...
    $95.00
    1.0 CEUs 10h
  • ESL Grammar Skills Level 4
    ESL Grammar Skills Level 4
    ESL Grammar Level 4 is the fourth in a five-course ESL grammar series, and builds on ESL Grammar Levels 1, 2, and 3. ESL Grammar Level 4 moves the English learner from the intermediate to the upper intermediate level of general English. With master...
    $95.00
    0.9 CEUs 9h
  • ESL Grammar Skills Level 5
    ESL Grammar Skills Level 5
    ESL Grammar 5 is the final course in our five-course ESL grammar series. It is the most advanced ESL grammar course offered, and prepares the English language learner for incorporating quite sophisticated structures into his or her English usage. Le...
    $95.00
    0.9 CEUs 9h
  • ESL Grammar Skills: Level 1-5 Course Bundle
    ESL Grammar Skills: Level 1-5 Course Bundle
    ESL Grammar Skills Level 1: This is a beginning grammar and writing course for learners of the English language. This course is Level 1. In Level 1 grammar, we cover present simple and past simple tenses. This course also teaches you how to put v...
    $175.00
    5.2 CEUs 52h
  • Essay Writing 101
    Essay Writing 101
    Essays are a vital part of writing, both in academic circles and in many professions. Being able to write good essays is a rare ability and those that can demonstrate a mastery of this writing form will quickly distinguish themselves from those who ...
    $80.00
    1.1 CEUs 11h
  • French Culture 101
    French Culture 101
    Welcome to our course on French culture. Throughout this course, we'll offer students a brief introduction to the country and its people. We'll cover necessary issues for your travel preparations to France, including the need for visas or passports....
    $75.00
    0.7 CEUs 7h
  • Greek Mythology
    Greek Mythology
    Do you feel totally clueless when it comes to Greek Mythology? Do you often say to yourself: It's all Greek to me? You were supposed to learn this stuff in school but classical mythology isn't really taught anymore in elementary or secondary sch...
    $75.00
    0.7 CEUs 7h
  • How to Write a Short Story
    How to Write a Short Story
    If you're a reader and thought you might like to try your hand at short story writing but just don't know how to get started, this course will help! We'll take you through the entire process…preparing your mind, getting ideas on pape...
    $90.00
    1.1 CEUs 11h
  • Japanese Cultural Studies 101
    Japanese Cultural Studies 101
    Japan is a strand of islands, or archipelago, that lies to the east of the coast of China. 120 miles of water separate Japan from the Asian mainland. Archeologists think people have inhabited the islands for about 30,000 years. During that extensive...
    $75.00
    1.0 CEUs 10h
  • Journaling and Memoir Writing
    Journaling and Memoir Writing
    It doesn't matter if you're a famous politician, suburban homemaker or someone in between, the fact of the matter is that everyone has a personal story worth telling. Whether you want to honor someone who's made a difference in your life, heal old w...
    $90.00
    1.1 CEUs 11h
  • Journalism 101
    Journalism 101
    This online course offers the student an introduction to the profession of journalism as a whole. It begins with a brief overview of journalism, acquainting students with the foundation of writing for the news industry. There is a lesson on the hist...
    $80.00
    1.4 CEUs 14h
  • Novel Writing 101
    Novel Writing 101
    From character and plot-conflict development to infusing a unique style and specialized writing techniques, the steps to writing a novel--while not utterly impossible--do require a dedicated, disciplined approach. By committing to the steps outl...
    $90.00
    2.2 CEUs 22h
  • Philosophy 101
    Philosophy 101
    Philosophy is a mystifying, confounding, and wondrous discipline that affects virtually every aspect of human existence. While it attempts to consider the big issues of our lives, including our very existence, the nature of the world, whether or not...
    $85.00
    1.0 CEUs 10h
  • Poetry Writing 101
    Poetry Writing 101
    This poetry course is created for the lover of poetry who wants to learn how to appreciate the art even more. It is also for student poets who want to improve their craft. This course is thorough in teaching all students everything they need to kno...
    $90.00
    1.7 CEUs 17h
  • Proofreading and Copyediting 101
    Proofreading and Copyediting 101
    Become a Skilled Proofreader or Copyeditor If you're looking for a new career path or if you're a writer who wants to improve your writing skills, learning how to proofread and copyedit with our easy to follow, in-depth course, may be just what ...
    $75.00
    1.2 CEUs 12h
  • Punctuation and Grammar 101
    Punctuation and Grammar 101
    Do you need a refresher course in basic punctuation and grammar? Is your business writing, school writing or personal writing a disaster and you're tired of stressing over mistakes? Improper grammar and punctuation is a sign for some people, right...
    $80.00
    1.1 CEUs 11h
  • Spanish Culture 101
    Spanish Culture 101
    Whether you're traveling to Spain or any other Latin American country for business or pleasure, it's important to understand the culture, the behaviors, the values and morals of the people at your destination. Business or leisure travelers to Spain...
    $75.00
    1.0 CEUs 10h
  • Spelling 101
    Spelling 101
    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...
    $75.00
    0.7 CEUs 7h
  • Travel Writing 101
    Travel Writing 101
    Travel writing is a fun, interesting and fulfilling career. If your goal is to become a full-time travel writer who is able to live off your income from writing alone, it is important to understand that travel writing, like any other career, require...
    $90.00
    1.0 CEUs 10h
  • Vocabulary Building
    Vocabulary Building
    Are you interested in building your vocabulary? Do you feel that your writing or your speaking vocabulary is below average? The purpose of Vocabulary Building is to beef up your everyday vocabulary with words that you could use in everyday conversat...
    $75.00
    0.5 CEUs 5h
  • Writing Basics 101: Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Writing Structures
    Writing Basics 101: Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Writing Structures
    Most of us learned spelling and grammar in elementary school and brushed up on the rules occasionally in junior high or middle school. Once we entered high school, it was assumed we knew and remembered all of the essentials -- and slowly we discov...
    $90.00
    2.9 CEUs 29h
  • Writing Help Course Bundle
    Writing Help Course Bundle
    Writing Basics 101: Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Writing Structures: Most of us learned spelling and grammar in elementary school and brushed up on the rules occasionally in junior high or middle school. Once we entered high school, it was a...
    $135.00
    6.1 CEUs 61h
  • Writing Improvement 101
    Writing Improvement 101
    We know that effective writing will help students in their coursework but it's equally important to write well in the workplace. If a job interviewer is considering two qualified candidates, the candidate who can write well will have the edge. If yo...
    $90.00
    1.3 CEUs 13h
  • Writing Women's Fiction
    Writing Women's Fiction
    Statistics from the American Bookseller Association and Book Industry Study Group show that women's fiction makes up 40 percent of adult popular fiction sold in the United States. It also makes up about 60 percent of adult popular fiction paperback...
    $90.00
    1.0 CEUs 10h
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