Spelling Rules: to improve spelling & confidence
What you'll learn
- Understand key spelling rules
- Be confident in spelling and writing
- Understand why spelling is the way it is
- Build words with prefixes and suffixes to help spelling, and reading
- Notice letter and spelling patterns
- Improve reading and vocabulary too
- Native speakers who can read and write but need help with spelling.
- A good level of English for non-native speakers.
- Not for beginner ESL, second language students.
This Spelling Rules course is for both British and American English users, especially native speakers, who feel embarrassed by their spelling, and haven't really had to use spelling much but now because of emails, social media, writing reports, etc., suddenly need to improve spelling for work, training, and to improve job prospects.
The course is also great for people who are coming back to studying, who've maybe had a bad experience at school, or maybe need to help children with their spelling.
This is a clear, friendly, step-by-step course that builds your spelling knowledge and confidence in spelling because it's not about learning obscure spelling rules but useful, very helpful rules:
Adding -es to nouns and verbs
Drop the 'e' rule
Silent 'e' magic 'e'
1:1:1 doubling up rule for short and long words
y to i and y to ies rules
Silent letter patterns and rules
Letter pattern rules (cial/tial, tion/sion/cian, ie or ei...)
And many more
Why is learning and knowing spelling rules so helpful?
They help explain why certain letter patterns occur, and why a word is spelled the way it is.
They can help you figure out how to spell a word, of course.
They help your reading because you can identify the rule's letter patterns.
They help you build "long" words with prefixes & suffixes.
And they help your confidence to spell well, to read, and to improve your vocabulary.
The course's tutor, Joanne Rudling, is a lecturer, tutor, teacher trainer with 20 years' experience in teaching spelling, literacy and English in colleges in the UK.
It's a video based course with additional PDF worksheets for revision, external exercises & quizzes, and spelling tests, which are all in the Resources section of the course.
Bonus: You can download my best selling Spelling Rules Workbook in PDF form. This is great for working offline and as a reference book.
I enjoyed the course because it is very clear and you can go over and over it again until you feel comfortable to move on. Darren
A lot of good information is covered and is easy to understand. Joanne is an awesome teacher and I've learned so much from taking her Spelling Strategies Video in 2013. Julie
It is a very good course for people to understand the reason behind spelling. This is a much better way to remember the correct spelling. Zohal
Great source for improving spelling.Thank you, Joanne.
So far the course is nicely laid out. I also like the tests after each lesson. John
It's very helpful and interesting Kristy
Excellent materials JC
Who this course is for:
- This course is meant for American and British adult native speakers.
- Anyone who is frustrated with their spelling.
Joanne Rudling has over 20 years' experience teaching spelling, English, literacy, EFL and writing. She's the owner of a spelling website for adults (howtospell) where she develops online courses, and writes books, which are available on Amazon and her website.
She's worked in various organisations in the UK including City of Westminster College, Bournemouth & Poole College, and Bournemouth Film School.
She has developed and taught on literacy projects for the Pre-Volunteer Programme for the Olympics, and the RNIB (Royal National Institute for the Blind.) And delivered seminars, training courses and CPD (Continued Profession Development) sessions for teachers and lecturers on literacy and spelling.
She's also worked with Amazon drama division editing their American closed captions/subtitles to British spellings.