Improve Your English Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Increase your confidence when writing to help make yourself more employable, help with your kids' homework and more!
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  • Lectures 21
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

We're already helping over 2700 people around the world to improve their English spelling, punctuation and grammar! With the value of the British Pound at an all time low, why not join them today at our new lower price!

Let's face it - English is one of the most difficult languages to master on Earth! I've used it all of my life and I still find out new things all of the time!

If you have had better things to do since leaving school than remembering what a semi-colon is, then you're in good company. This course takes a fresh look at punctuation, grammar, sentence structure and even a little bit of spelling. It's a great reminder of the things that you probably knew once but have long since forgotten about.

The course is broken down into a series of bite-sized videos that you can refer back to time and time again. So if you want to brush up on your written English and remember what a pronoun is once and for all, then this course is for you! If you want to confidently help your kids with their homework, then this course is for you!

English is the second most widely used language on the planet. This means that English skills are incredibly important to employers - in fact, the English skills of the workforce can have a direct impact on the growth of that business. Employers can see your English skills from the moment you create your resume or fill out an application form - so the better your skills, the more employable you are making yourself.

If you think that this is important, then this course is for you!

Buy now and start improving your English spelling, punctuation and grammar today. And with the Udemy 30-day money back guarantee so you have nothing to lose!

The course covers the following:

  • Punctuation
    • Commas;
    • Colons;
    • Semi-colons;
    • Apostrophes; and
    • Other punctuation marks.
  • Grammar
    • Nouns;
    • Adjectives;
    • Pronouns;
    • Verbs;
    • Adverbs;
    • Tense; and
    • The 'To Be' Verb.
  • Spelling
    • Plurals; and
    • There, They're and Their.
  • Sentences and Paragraphs
    • Capital Letters;
    • Paragraphs; and
    • Sentence Structure.
  • Writing
    • How to write a blog; and
    • Different Types of Text
  • And more!

Please note - I'm based in the UK which is in the GMT time zone. This means that I will answer questions as soon as I can and there may be a short delay before I am able to get back to you.

What are the requirements?

  • You'll need to already be a fluent English speaker
  • Some of the jokes are written for the UK market. Sorry about that.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand English sentence structures
  • Demonstrate how to use verbs, adverbs, adjectives, nouns and pronouns
  • Identify and use punctuation including: colons, semi-colons, apostrophes, commas and full stops
  • Understand how to use paragraphs
  • Demonstrate how to create different types of text including blogs, letters and emails
  • Identify and use the correct spelling for plurals and homophones such as 'their, there and they're'

What is the target audience?

  • This course is great for anyone who wants to improve their written English. It has been created based on the Entry Level and Level 1 framework for UK English Functional Skills. What does that mean? Well, it's a great recap on some of the things that you learned at school. It's also a grown up approach to some of the things that you either weren't taught or can't remember from school. It might not be so great if you consider yourself to already be at an advanced level of English writing, or if you are just starting to learn English.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
An Introduction to Improving Your English Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
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01:21
Can Improving Your English Skills Make You More Employable?
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6 pages
Section 2: Let's Nail Punctuation
04:22

This video looks at commas and how to use them effectively.

04:00

This video looks at apostrophes and how to use them effectively.

04:31

This video is all about colons and semi-colons. Don't worry, nobody knows what these things do - until now!

03:41

This video looks at all the other dashes, dots and squiggles that make up punctuation.

5 questions

This quiz will test your knowledge on punctuation.

Section 3: Sentences & Paragraphs
02:59

Don't start your sentences without them! This video explains when capital letters should be used. And there's a Dad joke in there too. You're welcome!

03:42

This video looks at sentences and the rules that you need to follow when you create them.

03:36

So you've mastered sentences, now you need to start creating paragraphs. This video shows you how.

5 questions

This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of sentences and paragraphs.

Section 4: Spelling
There, their and they're
03:08
04:54

More than one of something? You probably need to pop an 's' on the end. Or do you? This video looks at plurals.

4 questions

This short quiz is designed to test your knowledge on spelling.

Section 5: Grammar
Article

Just a quick note to find out how you're getting on with the course so far.

03:42

This video looks at verbs.

02:14

This video looks at nouns.

04:14

Adverbs shouldn't be confused with AdWords. This video explains what adverbs are.

03:29

Adjectives are to nouns what adverbs are to verbs. This video explains what they are.

03:51

I know what you're thinking: "Adjectives are sorted, adverbs are mastered - what are pronouns all about?" This video takes a look.

04:21

If you've never heard of a 'To Be' verb before, don't worry - I managed to work my way right through school without hearing it mentioned once! This video takes a look at what it is.

07:17

When it comes to English, tenses are what we use to show when something takes place. This video looks at how you can use past, present and future tenses.

5 questions

This short quiz is designed to test your knowledge on what we've looked at in the grammar section.

Section 6: Writing
04:13

Some texts are formal, some are informal. Some things are letters, some are emails. This video takes a look at how to adapt your style depending on your audience and what it is that you are writing.

04:01

Blogs are a great way to share your thoughts, feelings, opinions and expertise with the rest of the world. This video takes you through the process of writing a blog.

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Instructor Biography

Mark Glanville, Online Learning & Instructional Design Expert

Mark has specialised in online learning for the past 8 years. After joining mobile phone retailer Phones 4u in 2001, Mark quickly forged a successful career as a learning and development generalist before establishing the company's first online learning department in 2007. Over the next few years Mark increased the internal online usage from 100 to over 48,000 hits a month accounting for over 67,500 hours of training a year for Phones 4u's 5000 staff.

News of the successful strategies used at Phones 4u quickly spread and by 2012 Mark had created training content for Apple, Samsung, HTC, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Sony, EE, Vodafone, O2, Virgin Media and BSkyB. Mark also worked on the communication videos and supporting training material for the high profile company vision and company-wide compliance training for the sale of insurance products, the Bribery Act and equality and diversity.

Since leaving Phones 4u in 2012 Mark moved into the world of work-based learning. At EQL Solutions, Mark created efficiency through the use of learning platforms including ePortfolio systems and the Fuse social learning and video platform. Mark has always pioneered innovative ways to make training content more effective. As well as establishing social learning within EQL Solutions and their impressive customer base, Mark also created a series of videos to support functional skills. These videos have proven to be phenomenally successfully and quite different to anything else in the marketplace today.

Mark is passionate about learning and learning technologies. His core belief is that tremendous positive real-world impact can be made by successfully implementing online learning, challenging the convention and continually innovating.

Instructor Biography

Eric Gresswell, Learning and Development Professional

With significant experience in Learning and Development spanning over 20 years, Eric has held senior learning roles for the past 12 years. These include, Head of Learning and Development at Phones 4u and Operations Director at training provider EQL Solutions.

Eric has developed and delivered a diverse range of large scale learning initiatives from sales and product training to elearning, management development and apprenticeships. These programmes have been delivered for a prestige client base which includes Sky, BHS, Nokia, Apple, Microsoft, Morrisons, Sony, Blackberry, Wetherspoons, DHL, Barclays and Vodafone.

Erics reputation and success has stemmed from the creation of learning which engages and develops individuals and that delivers measurable results for the organisations he works with. Eric is passionate about enabling people and organisations to reach their potential through learning and skills and constantly challenges the status quo to create class leading development programmes.

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