The Complete Punctuation Course: English Writing - Grammar
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The Complete Punctuation Course: English Writing - Grammar

English Punctuation and Grammar, English Writing and Business Writing Mastery
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4.4 (660 ratings)
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54,123 students enrolled
Last updated 6/2020
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This course includes
  • 30.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 articles
  • 47 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • A detailed a thorough knowledge of English punctuation.
  • To write (and speak) English with more confidence.
Requirements
  • A desire to learn and master English punctuation.
  • Basic listening and reading ability.
Description

This Udemy course gives you, the English language learner, a complete overview of English punctuation.

This course will give you the ability to understand English better and the confidence to write (and speak) English more fluently.

This English punctuation and writing course is taught by two world-renowned communications trainers, TJ Walker and Derek Smith


Message from Derek Smith:

My name is Derek, I’m a native Brit and qualified and experienced TEFL/TESOL trainer.

I have been teaching English to adults for over 10 years and look forward to using technology to reach a wider audience.

I have a neutral accent which is clear and easy to understand.

Downloadable PDFs for each lesson will form a valuable resource collection for you.

Where there are differences between UK and US punctuation usage, these are explained in the lesson.

We also have a free Facebook group that you are welcome to join. It gives a more sheltered environment to ask any questions you may have. This is, of course, in addition to the course Q&A section.

The course is not designed to be accessed in sequence but takes more of a pick and mix approach.

I encourage you to ask questions if you feel that something has not been fully or clearly explained. You will get an answer and, if necessary, the course material will be updated. Depending on the answer, I will add a new lesson to the course.


Here is a brief summary of the course benefits for you:

  • Native speaker

  • Experienced and qualified teacher

  • Neutral and easy to understand accent

  • Lessons structured for easy access

  • Downloadable resources for each lesson

  • Free Facebook group

  • Valid for UK and US English

  • Updates as required by the learners

  • Udemy 30-day refund policy

How many of your boxes did I tick?

This is the English punctuation and writing course you need. I look forward to seeing you on the inside.


Message from TJ Walker

I have been teaching executives around the globe to deliver presentations in English for the last 30 years. Most people, even native English speakers, are insecure about their English grammar. You can become an accomplished speaker and communicator and know that you are using excellent English Grammar every time you speak.

Derek is one of the top English grammar instructors in the world and I am proud to be teaching this course with him. He has the English and European sensibility down perfectly. And I have been living in and working in the United States my entire life. When you put us together, it is a powerful combination designed to help you become a master at English grammar and communication.

Good luck and I hope to see you inside the course!

Who this course is for:
  • English learners who wish to improve their punctuation knowledge.
  • English learners who wish to write and communicate confidently in English.
Course content
Expand all 544 lectures 30:27:40
+ Punctuation
25 lectures 02:35:50
The Question Mark? Did I mention that this is used at the end of questions?
05:47
Pauses and Breaks - learn about these important punctuation marks
01:42
Commas (,) - learn how to use them correctly every time.
19:22
The Oxford Comma - a special case with interesting consequences
01:58
Semicolons (;) - learn how to correctly use this punctuation mark.
03:35
Colons (:) - learn how to correctly use this punctuation mark.
06:25
Colon Misuse - see when not to use a colon and learn how to correct the mistake.
04:15
The Comma Splice - learn what it is and how to correct it
09:00
The Ellipsis (...) - learn about the uses and meanings of this punctuation sign.
04:00
Connectors and Dividers - learn about how sentences are split and combined
00:57
Hyphens (-)
05:58
Dashes (–)
03:30
Slashes (/)
08:33
Apostrophes (')
05:51
Quotation Marks ('') and ("")
13:11
Brackets () [] {} - different types of brackets have different uses.
13:53
Other Symbols - learn about other symbols used in writing
01:27
The Ampersand (&)
04:54
The Asterisk (*)
07:38
Each At (@)
02:45
The Hash Sign (#)
03:44
Fun Stuff - a reward for all your hard work - enjoy
04:55
+ Tenses and Aspects
14 lectures 51:36
Tenses and Aspects Section - a detailed look at this important aspect of writing
01:58
Present Simple
04:34
Present Continuous
04:44
Present Perfect
03:58
Present Perfect Continuous
04:14
Past Simple
04:48
Past Continuous
04:29
Past Perfect
03:04
Past Perfect Continuous
03:03
Future Simple
05:26
Future Continuous
03:52
Future Perfect
03:52
Future Perfect Continuous
03:02
Examples with Contractions - a detailed explanation
00:32
+ Nouns
5 lectures 31:55
Nouns Section - all the important noun information that writers need to know
01:00
Common and Proper Nouns - an important distinction when writing
04:56
Capitalisation - not as simple as you might think
05:54
Pronouns - they're all covered in this lesson
17:38
... and I or ... and me - a simple trick to get it right every time
02:27
+ Articles
4 lectures 20:09
Articles Section - a look at what you can expect in the section on articles
00:39
The Zero Article - or no article at all
07:28
+ Miscellaneous
7 lectures 34:36
Miscellaneous Section - a collection of important topics
01:34
Dependent and Independent Clauses - learn this important distinction
07:53
Reported Speech - not directly quoting but indirectly telling
05:10
Tag Questions - a common thing in English that seems strange at first
05:22
Adverb Overuse - learn how to improve this sign of weak writing
04:37
Word Stress and Intonation - the importance of stress and intonation
06:22
Word Order - the importance of word order - it makes a difference
03:38
+ Extra! Now that You Know Grammar, It's time to Put those Skills to Work Speaking
21 lectures 01:31:44
Now It Is Time to Put Your Grammar Skills to Work In Presentations, Interviews
00:35
Update Lecture
00:24
Quick Wins! Appear to Speak Without Notes, Practice Techniques, and How to Start
03:11
Save Your Time and Energy By Using The Course This Way
01:29
You Can Fulfill Your Exact Public Speaking Goals Once You Identify Them
04:06
Look Supremely Comfortable and Confident Every Time You Speak
10:12
Use the Eye Contact Tricks of the Masters
06:39
Learn to Like and Even Love the Sound of Your Own Voice
01:17
Starting Your Speech At Exactly the Right Spot
04:30
Become a Five for Five 100% Speaking Success
06:26
A Trick 1000 Times More Effective Than Practicing In Front of A Mirror
02:28
Every Great Speaker Uses These...Every Awful Speaker Avoids These
09:05
Professional Analysis Of Your Stories Now
01:14
Give Life to Ideas With Your PowerPoint, Not Death
07:42
Use 1 Idea to Make Your Slides #1
03:59
Passing the Ultimate Public Speaking Test With Flying Colors
09:49
Testing Your Speech With Focus Groups For Free
05:59
More Evidence That Your Speech Is Working
02:10
More Is Sometimes More When It Comes To Public Speaking
03:23
Conclusion to the Core Section of This Public Speaking Course
05:17
Road Map to the Rest of the Course
01:49
+ If You Are a Complete Beginner, You Can Start Here
10 lectures 31:00
These Simple Secrets Will Make You Look Like a Public Speaking Veteran
02:47
You Will Never Have to Be Scared, Even Though Everybody Else Is
01:16
This Is How You Get Your Audience to Do What You Want
01:23
Unlock the Keys to Motivating Your Audience
03:51
Getting Feedback the Right Way to Make You Stronger
02:54
Mastering the Easiest Public Speaking Technique of All
04:28
Your Picture Will Be Worth More The a 1000 Words
01:34
Only Perfect Practice Makes Perfect
02:44
You Can Pass the Ultimate Test
01:34
Extra - Tips on How to Get Over Nervousness and Being Scared
08:29
+ The Body Language of Public Speaking
17 lectures 01:21:00
Never Let These Two Classic Body Language Blunders Slow You Down
03:10
Your Nerves Will Never Show Again in the Workplace
02:17
You'll Never Fall for These Body Language Myths Again
07:12
Here Is Exactly What to Do With Your Hands
05:30
The Composed, Confident Video Star
10:03
Never Spotlight Your Blunders and Mistakes Again
04:52
You are Now Ready for Prime Time TV
04:21
The Number 1 Tip for Curing Body Language Problems Is...
05:08
The Real Way to Improve Your Body Language Confidence
02:22
Great Body Language for Your Presentations
11:13
PowerPoint Will Never Turn You Into a Robotic Bore Again
03:38
Confident Briefing to Colleagues and Others
01:33
Keynote Speeches Will Showcase Your Calm and Confidence
03:56
Use a TelePrompTer Like a Network News Anchor
07:37
Once Last Chance for a Body Language Personal Critique....
01:23
Making Sure Your Clothes Are Communicating Your Positive Story
04:55
Your Body Language Partner - The Friendly Spotter
01:50
+ Let's Get Rid of the Verbal Tics, Uh, Um, Err, Ya Know Right Now
11 lectures 21:07
Master the Quickest, Easiest Way to Eliminate Verbal Tics
02:36
Now You Know Where the Tics Come From
00:50
You Are Not Alone
02:57
Hit the Pin, Not the Sand Trap
01:07
Don't Let the Ding A Ling Get You
01:42
Eliminating the Source of Your Speaking Discomfort Once and For All
01:31
Appear More Confident By Using Smaller Words
01:39
You Will Avoid the Data Dump Blues
01:52
Never Worry About Remembering Again
02:16
The Number 1 Tip for Eliminating Nerves
02:08
A Focus Group To Make You Better
02:29