Parts of Speech

The Foundation of Good Grammar
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (16 ratings)
1,003 students
32min of on-demand video

Identify the eight parts of speech
Explain the function of each part of speech
Determine the order that parts of speech are used in a typical sentence
Use this knowledge to understand grammar rules that you look up
Use parts of speech to help you understand the meaning of a word


  • A basic ability to communicate in English


Just as any magnificent building needs to be built on a sturdy foundation, so does magnificent learning. The foundations of good grammar and an expansive vocabulary require understanding how words work and the categories to which they belong. Whether you speak more than one language or only English, strengthening your understanding of the parts of speech in English allows you to build your own sturdy foundation for improving both your grammar and vocabulary.

When learning grammar, it is best to find a balance between strict adherence to the rules and using the language to freely communicate your information and ideas. Worrying too much about the rules can make your speech and writing formal and dry. Whereas, not worrying about the rules at all can make your communication difficult to follow and confusing. This course strives to explain the most important concepts and rules required for good communication, yet it aims to avoid overly explaining rules that can be less important or confusing.

Parts of Speech the Foundation of Good Grammar covers the eight parts of speech and explains what is important to know about each in order to improve your grammar and communicate clearly and concisely. It then covers some practical applications to help you use your new knowledge to improve your English and your learning.

Knowledge is power. Don’t wait any longer to obtain this powerful knowledge!

Who this course is for:

  • Students who want to improve their grammar and don’t already know what the 8 parts of speech are and why they are beneficial to know.
  • High school, college, and university students who want to improve their writing, ages 12+
  • Tutors, teachers, and homeschooling parents who want to help their students improve their grammar through explicit instruction


Educator and Learning Coach
Stacey Hernberg
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
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      Stacey Hernberg is a B.C. certified teacher. She has worked for the Langley School District #35 since 1995 where she has taught Kindergarten through Grade 8 and is now an English Language teacher. She also taught EFL and ESL abroad and worked with local homeschooling families. 

      Stacey graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and also completed their Professional Development Teaching Diploma in 1995. There she specialized in Mathematics, Psychology, Early Childhood Education, and Learning Disabilities. Since then, Stacey has completed a Master of Education specializing in Language and Literacy. 

      Stacey is an enthusiastic life-long learner and avid reader who loves being a mother and teacher. Her passion for parenting and her love for teaching, learning, and all things education, led her to the joys of teaching children how to learn and study more effectively. She has taught study skills to high school students and success strategies to elementary students. In her M. Ed. program, her focus was on developing students' metacognition to promote better learning skills.

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