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Explore the basics of English grammar

Grammar Refresher

Whatever your goals, a grasp of English grammar is important if you want to improve your speaking and writing skills. Our online english grammar courses will help you gain confidence in your ability to produce clean, grammatically correct work. You'll explore the basics of English grammar—like sentence structure and punctuation—as well as more sophisticated concepts—like logic and clarity. A patient instructor, memorable lessons, vivid examples, and interactive exercises will give you ample opportunity to put what you learn into practice. Reacquaint yourself with old, forgotten rules, meet some new ones, and discover your own grammatical strengths.

Grammar Refresher II

Take your grammar and writing skills to the next level!  In this course, you’ll review the foundational elements of grammar, including the parts of speech, and master the basics of punctuation and mechanics.

Next, you’ll explore sentence structure, nouns and pronouns, and you’ll work with the different kinds of verb tenses.  You’ll also explore adjective and adverb use and be introduced to some “best practices” for using these parts of speech effectively in your writing.

Then, you’ll take a look at phrases and clauses, as well as parallelism, coordination, and subordination.  You’ll see how different phrases and clauses fit together in sentences so that your writing is clear, concise, and meaningful.

Finally, you’ll put your skills to work as you explore some different kinds of business writing, paragraph writing, and even formal essay writing.  By the time you’re done with the course, you’ll not only have the advanced grammar skills you need, you’ll also understand how to use those skills in practical ways.

Course Fast Facts:

  • Learn Grammar Refresher Series Course in only 12 - 16 weeks
  • Approximately only 2 to 4 hours per week of study is required
  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
  • You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing off line
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

How to study online course?

Upon enrolment with CoursesForSuccess.com an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Course I: Grammar Refresher

There are 12 units of study

Lesson 01 - Parts of Speech
In this first lesson, you'll get acquainted with the parts of speech. Don't worry, though—there's no painful memorizing involved! We'll be taking a more relaxed approach than what you might have done in school. You've probably heard about pronouns and conjunctions and prepositions and interjections, but do you have a clear idea of what they are? What's an adverb, anyway? You'll find out in this lesson as you begin to identify the different parts of speech and see how they fit together to make a sentence.

Lesson 02 - Mixed-up Words
It's time to learn about some tricky words that often get confused because they sound alike. In this lesson, you'll begin to spot mix-ups such as have/of, lie/lay, and there/their. This will pave the way to learning which is the right word for the sentence you want to write.

Lesson 03 - Contractions and Possessives
In this lesson, you'll master the mighty apostrophe, a tiny punctuation mark that has a big job to do. We'll look at how you use it to combine words and to express ownership. Building on what you know about mix-ups, you'll find out when and where the apostrophe belongs, and why it sometimes doesn't.

Lesson 04 - Subjects and Predicates
Every sentence needs a subject and a predicate, so it's important to know what they are and how to find them. In this lesson, you'll learn what is and isn't a subject and a predicate, and you'll master the basics of sentence structure.

Lesson 05 - Sentence Fragments
Get ready to master sentence fragments! In this lesson, you'll see how bits and pieces can masquerade as a whole. You'll learn to recognize when a collection of words doesn't quite measure up to a real sentence. Then you'll be able to attach those words to their missing part or find a way to rewrite them so that they can stand up on their own.

Lesson 06 - Run-on Sentences
Some of us just like to keep going and going and going. In this lesson, you'll learn how to stop. You'll learn a variety of ways to keep one independent clause from running into another and give your readers a chance to catch their breath.

Lesson 07 - Standard Verb Forms
It's time to make sure you're the boss of your verbs. You'll see how the concepts of yesterday, today, and tomorrow can change a verb. Once you know your past, present, and future, you'll take a look at some other ideas that shape verbs, such as person, number, voice, and mood.

Lesson 08 - Pronouns
Some of them are small in size, like we and I, but as a group, they're large in number. Get ready to put you and me and he and she and this and that (and lots more) under a microscope. You'll learn about the different kinds of pronouns and how some of them change depending on what they're doing in a sentence.

Lesson 09 - Agreement
It's time to take the argument out of your grammar. In this lesson, you'll apply what you've learned about subjects, verbs, and pronouns and find out how to make them all agree with one another. The result will be grammatical harmony.

Lesson 10 - Shifts in Person, Tense, and Structure
In this lesson, you'll learn how to stay on the straight and narrow grammatical path. You'll begin to recognize inconsistencies. And you'll see how to create a steady narrative system by choosing a person, a time, and a structural method to organize your words, phrases, and clauses.

Lesson 11 - Clarity, Conciseness, Diction, and Logic
Everything you've learned in the course so far has been leading to this lesson. Now you're ready to ensure your writing says what you want it to say. You'll learn how to express yourself in the appropriate language, with no wasted words. And you'll use logic to inspire your own good grammar.

Lesson 12 - Capitalization and Punctuation
Every piece of written work, great or small, needs its i's dotted. In our final lesson, you'll spend some time refreshing your memory on those long-forgotten rules of capitalization. At last, you'll distinguish between dashes and hyphens, and brackets and parentheses. We won't say goodbye until you're equipped with an editing checklist to keep in your back pocket.

 

Course II: Grammar Refresher Series II

There are 12 units of study

Lesson 01 - Grammar Foundations
In this lesson, you'll review the foundations of grammar. You'll explore the parts of speech, practice your skills, and see how the different parts of speech work together in English grammar.

Lesson 02 - Effectively Using Punctuation and Mechanics
In this lesson, you'll review punctuation and mechanics. You'll explore the different kinds of punctuation as well capitalization and other mechanics issues. You'll see how to use punctuation and mechanics effectively and correctly in a sentence.

Lesson 03 - Sentence Structure
In this lesson, you'll explore what makes a good sentence and how sentences connect to each other to create cohesive thoughts in your writing. You'll also explore common sentence construction errors and how to avoid them.

Lesson 04 - Using Nouns and Pronouns
In this lesson, you'll practice using nouns and pronouns effectively in sentences. You'll learn about the various types of nouns—including common nouns, proper nouns, concrete and abstract nouns, collective nouns, compound nouns, and countable and uncountable nouns. Then we'll move on to the various kinds of pronouns, such as personal, demonstrative, interrogative, possessive, indefinite, and more. We'll wrap things up with a discussion of noun phrases and noun clauses.

Lesson 05 - Verb Forms and Verb Tense
In this lesson, you'll practice using verbs effectively in your sentences. You'll explore the different kinds of verb forms, and then we'll take a look at the different kinds of verb tenses, which help us communicate action in relation to time. Finally, you'll explore subject-verb agreement with some foundational rules that will help you avoid common errors.

Lesson 06 - Using Adjectives and Adverbs
In this lesson, you will practice identifying and effectively using adjectives and adverbs. Adjectives and adverbs are descriptive words that modify other words in a sentence. Using these parts of speech, the English language clearly and effectively communicates descriptions and provides limitations for the words they modify.

Lesson 07 - Using Clauses and Phrases
In this lesson, you will explore clauses and phrases. You'll learn about the different kinds of clauses and phrases, how they are used in sentences, and how to tell them apart. Then, you'll practice writing these different kinds of clauses and phrases and put all of your skills together.

Lesson 08 - Coordination, Subordination, and Parallelism
In this lesson, you'll explore the issues of coordination, subordination, and parallelism in your writing. You'll see how these principles help you construct more effective sentences and avoid common mistakes.

Lesson 09 - Communicating Clearly in the Workplace
In this lesson, you'll practice what you've learned so far. You'll learn how to communicate clearly and effectively in the workplace. You will take a look at email communications, memos, and business letters, and you will learn how to effective write these "short works." Then, we'll explore how to write effective instructions and summaries. Finally, you'll see how to manage conflict in writing in your workplace.

Lesson 10 - Writing Paragraphs
In this lesson, you'll explore paragraph writing. We'll take a look at the function and purpose of the paragraph, explore a formal paragraph model, and see how to write effective topic sentences. Then, you'll bring your skills together and see how the pieces of a paragraph fit together. You'll also have plenty of opportunities to practice your writing skills.

Lesson 11 - Organizing Paragraphs
In this lesson, you'll explore organizing and writing multiple paragraphs into one cohesive essay. You'll consider the different kinds of essays, writing introduction and conclusion paragraphs, thesis statements, and how to link different paragraphs together. By the end of this lesson, you will develop a complete, five-paragraph essay.

Lesson 12 - Effective Editing
In this lesson, you'll explore some tips and tactics for making your writing as good as it can be though editing. You'll see how to improve the overall impact of your writing through content editing, as well as how to find your mistakes and improve your sentences through line editing. Then we'll finish up by practicing your copyediting skills, so you can put that final polish on your writing.

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Adobe PDF plug - in ( a free download obtained at Adobe.com)

Email

Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with your tutor, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly. The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

About this Course

Explore the basics of English grammar

Grammar Refresher

Whatever your goals, a grasp of English grammar is important if you want to improve your speaking and writing skills. Our online english grammar courses will help you gain confidence in your ability to produce clean, grammatically correct work. You'll explore the basics of English grammar—like sentence structure and punctuation—as well as more sophisticated concepts—like logic and clarity. A patient instructor, memorable lessons, vivid examples, and interactive exercises will give you ample opportunity to put what you learn into practice. Reacquaint yourself with old, forgotten rules, meet some new ones, and discover your own grammatical strengths.

Grammar Refresher II

Take your grammar and writing skills to the next level!  In this course, you’ll review the foundational elements of grammar, including the parts of speech, and master the basics of punctuation and mechanics.

Next, you’ll explore sentence structure, nouns and pronouns, and you’ll work with the different kinds of verb tenses.  You’ll also explore adjective and adverb use and be introduced to some “best practices” for using these parts of speech effectively in your writing.

Then, you’ll take a look at phrases and clauses, as well as parallelism, coordination, and subordination.  You’ll see how different phrases and clauses fit together in sentences so that your writing is clear, concise, and meaningful.

Finally, you’ll put your skills to work as you explore some different kinds of business writing, paragraph writing, and even formal essay writing.  By the time you’re done with the course, you’ll not only have the advanced grammar skills you need, you’ll also understand how to use those skills in practical ways.

Course Fast Facts:

  • Learn Grammar Refresher Series Course in only 12 - 16 weeks
  • Approximately only 2 to 4 hours per week of study is required
  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
  • You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing off line
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

How to study online course?

Upon enrolment with CoursesForSuccess.com an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Course I: Grammar Refresher

There are 12 units of study

Lesson 01 - Parts of Speech
In this first lesson, you'll get acquainted with the parts of speech. Don't worry, though—there's no painful memorizing involved! We'll be taking a more relaxed approach than what you might have done in school. You've probably heard about pronouns and conjunctions and prepositions and interjections, but do you have a clear idea of what they are? What's an adverb, anyway? You'll find out in this lesson as you begin to identify the different parts of speech and see how they fit together to make a sentence.

Lesson 02 - Mixed-up Words
It's time to learn about some tricky words that often get confused because they sound alike. In this lesson, you'll begin to spot mix-ups such as have/of, lie/lay, and there/their. This will pave the way to learning which is the right word for the sentence you want to write.

Lesson 03 - Contractions and Possessives
In this lesson, you'll master the mighty apostrophe, a tiny punctuation mark that has a big job to do. We'll look at how you use it to combine words and to express ownership. Building on what you know about mix-ups, you'll find out when and where the apostrophe belongs, and why it sometimes doesn't.

Lesson 04 - Subjects and Predicates
Every sentence needs a subject and a predicate, so it's important to know what they are and how to find them. In this lesson, you'll learn what is and isn't a subject and a predicate, and you'll master the basics of sentence structure.

Lesson 05 - Sentence Fragments
Get ready to master sentence fragments! In this lesson, you'll see how bits and pieces can masquerade as a whole. You'll learn to recognize when a collection of words doesn't quite measure up to a real sentence. Then you'll be able to attach those words to their missing part or find a way to rewrite them so that they can stand up on their own.

Lesson 06 - Run-on Sentences
Some of us just like to keep going and going and going. In this lesson, you'll learn how to stop. You'll learn a variety of ways to keep one independent clause from running into another and give your readers a chance to catch their breath.

Lesson 07 - Standard Verb Forms
It's time to make sure you're the boss of your verbs. You'll see how the concepts of yesterday, today, and tomorrow can change a verb. Once you know your past, present, and future, you'll take a look at some other ideas that shape verbs, such as person, number, voice, and mood.

Lesson 08 - Pronouns
Some of them are small in size, like we and I, but as a group, they're large in number. Get ready to put you and me and he and she and this and that (and lots more) under a microscope. You'll learn about the different kinds of pronouns and how some of them change depending on what they're doing in a sentence.

Lesson 09 - Agreement
It's time to take the argument out of your grammar. In this lesson, you'll apply what you've learned about subjects, verbs, and pronouns and find out how to make them all agree with one another. The result will be grammatical harmony.

Lesson 10 - Shifts in Person, Tense, and Structure
In this lesson, you'll learn how to stay on the straight and narrow grammatical path. You'll begin to recognize inconsistencies. And you'll see how to create a steady narrative system by choosing a person, a time, and a structural method to organize your words, phrases, and clauses.

Lesson 11 - Clarity, Conciseness, Diction, and Logic
Everything you've learned in the course so far has been leading to this lesson. Now you're ready to ensure your writing says what you want it to say. You'll learn how to express yourself in the appropriate language, with no wasted words. And you'll use logic to inspire your own good grammar.

Lesson 12 - Capitalization and Punctuation
Every piece of written work, great or small, needs its i's dotted. In our final lesson, you'll spend some time refreshing your memory on those long-forgotten rules of capitalization. At last, you'll distinguish between dashes and hyphens, and brackets and parentheses. We won't say goodbye until you're equipped with an editing checklist to keep in your back pocket.

 

Course II: Grammar Refresher Series II

There are 12 units of study

Lesson 01 - Grammar Foundations
In this lesson, you'll review the foundations of grammar. You'll explore the parts of speech, practice your skills, and see how the different parts of speech work together in English grammar.

Lesson 02 - Effectively Using Punctuation and Mechanics
In this lesson, you'll review punctuation and mechanics. You'll explore the different kinds of punctuation as well capitalization and other mechanics issues. You'll see how to use punctuation and mechanics effectively and correctly in a sentence.

Lesson 03 - Sentence Structure
In this lesson, you'll explore what makes a good sentence and how sentences connect to each other to create cohesive thoughts in your writing. You'll also explore common sentence construction errors and how to avoid them.

Lesson 04 - Using Nouns and Pronouns
In this lesson, you'll practice using nouns and pronouns effectively in sentences. You'll learn about the various types of nouns—including common nouns, proper nouns, concrete and abstract nouns, collective nouns, compound nouns, and countable and uncountable nouns. Then we'll move on to the various kinds of pronouns, such as personal, demonstrative, interrogative, possessive, indefinite, and more. We'll wrap things up with a discussion of noun phrases and noun clauses.

Lesson 05 - Verb Forms and Verb Tense
In this lesson, you'll practice using verbs effectively in your sentences. You'll explore the different kinds of verb forms, and then we'll take a look at the different kinds of verb tenses, which help us communicate action in relation to time. Finally, you'll explore subject-verb agreement with some foundational rules that will help you avoid common errors.

Lesson 06 - Using Adjectives and Adverbs
In this lesson, you will practice identifying and effectively using adjectives and adverbs. Adjectives and adverbs are descriptive words that modify other words in a sentence. Using these parts of speech, the English language clearly and effectively communicates descriptions and provides limitations for the words they modify.

Lesson 07 - Using Clauses and Phrases
In this lesson, you will explore clauses and phrases. You'll learn about the different kinds of clauses and phrases, how they are used in sentences, and how to tell them apart. Then, you'll practice writing these different kinds of clauses and phrases and put all of your skills together.

Lesson 08 - Coordination, Subordination, and Parallelism
In this lesson, you'll explore the issues of coordination, subordination, and parallelism in your writing. You'll see how these principles help you construct more effective sentences and avoid common mistakes.

Lesson 09 - Communicating Clearly in the Workplace
In this lesson, you'll practice what you've learned so far. You'll learn how to communicate clearly and effectively in the workplace. You will take a look at email communications, memos, and business letters, and you will learn how to effective write these "short works." Then, we'll explore how to write effective instructions and summaries. Finally, you'll see how to manage conflict in writing in your workplace.

Lesson 10 - Writing Paragraphs
In this lesson, you'll explore paragraph writing. We'll take a look at the function and purpose of the paragraph, explore a formal paragraph model, and see how to write effective topic sentences. Then, you'll bring your skills together and see how the pieces of a paragraph fit together. You'll also have plenty of opportunities to practice your writing skills.

Lesson 11 - Organizing Paragraphs
In this lesson, you'll explore organizing and writing multiple paragraphs into one cohesive essay. You'll consider the different kinds of essays, writing introduction and conclusion paragraphs, thesis statements, and how to link different paragraphs together. By the end of this lesson, you will develop a complete, five-paragraph essay.

Lesson 12 - Effective Editing
In this lesson, you'll explore some tips and tactics for making your writing as good as it can be though editing. You'll see how to improve the overall impact of your writing through content editing, as well as how to find your mistakes and improve your sentences through line editing. Then we'll finish up by practicing your copyediting skills, so you can put that final polish on your writing.

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Adobe PDF plug - in ( a free download obtained at Adobe.com)

Email

Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with your tutor, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly. The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 007GRS
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: 12 - 16 weeks
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: 48 hours
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate

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  • 16 October

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