How good is your grammar? Start here!

Promoting your brand and achieving your business goals require writing on a variety of platforms. How comfortable are you with your grammar skills?

Good writing starts with good grammar. Writing is a highly sought after soft skill in the business world. If you are not a student, where do you go to get the grammar instruction you need to improve your writing? The "Core Grammar Essentials" online training takes you on a trip down memory lane by providing grammar fundamentals that are necessary for writing good sentences. Improve your grammar and your writing skills with this self-paced online class.

As a result of taking this class, you will:

  • Identify and correct common grammar errors found in business and academic writing.
  • Increase your grammar skills.
  • Write faster and more clearly.
  • Learn from a dynamic college English instructor with over 20 years’ experience.

What You Get

As an individual (single user) taking this class for personal or professional development, you have full access to class materials for your specified time of enrollment (no expiration for lifetime access). You must complete all lessons and surveys to receive your certificate. Learn at your own pace. The instructor retains all copyright ownership for all of the materials presented in this course. Any resources not directly written by the instructor are duly noted and properly cited. Students are expected to abide by fair use laws when printing course materials. No part of this course may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the author.

  • Video Lessons
    Lecture Slides
    PDF Handouts

  • One-time payment. Lifetime access.

  • Certificate of Completion

  • Easy Payment via PayPal or Stripe (which also includes Alipay, Bancontact, EPS, WeChat Pay, giropay, iDEAL, Multibanco, SOFORT, and P24).

Course Curriculum

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  • 1


    • Welcome!

    • Viewing the Lessons

    • Video: Downloading Materials

    • Survey: Your Writing

  • 2

    8 Essential Words

    • Video: Essential Words

    • Slides: Essential Words

    • Quiz: Essential Words

  • 3


    • Videos: Adjectives

    • Slides: Adjectives

    • Quiz: Adjectives

  • 4

    Articles: "a, an, the"

    • Video: Articles

    • Slides: Articles

    • Handout: Articles

    • Quiz: Articles

  • 5


    • Video: Prepositions

    • Slides: Prepositions

    • Quiz: Prepositions

  • 6

    Relative Pronouns

    • Video: Relative Pronouns

    • Slides: Relative Pronouns

    • Quiz: Relative pronouns

  • 7


    • Video: Verbs

    • Slides: Verbs

    • Exercise: Verbs

    • Quiz: Verbs

  • 8

    Subject-Verb Agreement

    • Video: Subject-Verb Agreement

    • Slides: Subject-Verb Agreement

    • Quiz #1: Subject-Verb

    • Quiz #2: Subject-Verb

  • 9


    • Video: Fragments

    • Slides: Fragments

    • Quiz #1: Fragments

    • Quiz #2: Fragments

  • 10

    Run-on Sentences

    • Video: Run-ons

    • Slides: Run-ons

    • Quiz #1: Run-ons

    • Quiz #2: Run-ons

  • 11

    Noun-Pronoun Agreement

    • Video: Noun-Pronoun Agreement

    • Slides: Noun-Pronoun Agreement

    • Quiz #1: Pronouns

    • Quiz #2: Nouns-Pronouns

  • 12

    Homonyms & Homophones

    • Video: Homonyms/phones

    • Slides: Homonyms/phones

    • Quiz: Homophones

  • 13

    Final Grammar Test

    • Grammar Post-Test

  • 14

    BONUS: Grammar Assessment I

    • PDF: Grammar Test I

    • PDF: Grammar Test I Answers

    • Video: Grammar Test I Answers

  • 15

    Before You Finish

    • Proofreading Books

    • Grammar Books

    • Your Certificate

    • Course Review

Student Testimonial

“I found this class easy to follow. There were things that never made sense to me in the past; however after this course they make sense.”

Kim Merry

Course Reviews

4 star rating

CORE GRAMMAR ESSENTIALS: Title was appropriate for the subject matter.


The course was very easy to follow.

The course was very easy to follow.

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3 star rating

Core Grammar Essentials

Eve Landis

Good review of the basics.

Good review of the basics.

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  • Is there a time limit on enrollment?

    Instead of a few hours in a one-day workshop, webinar or tutoring session, our self-paced online classes are built to deliver high quality training in a short amount of time for busy professionals. Most classes for individual users come with lifetime access. If not, please note the class duration and complete the course before the expiration date (if any).

  • Why are there no refunds?

    All enrollments are final. No refunds. Our courses have taken copious amounts of time, soul energy and personal finances to build. We are confident that all of our courses deliver the exact instruction you need to improve your writing skills. Please take our low-cost introductory class, "Grammar Essentials Jump-start" to get a good feel for the value you receive at such affordable prices. You will not be disappointed!

  • When will I receive my certificate?

    When you have fulfilled all class requirements, and have scored a 80% or above on all assignments, you will receive a certificate within 24-48 hours after you have finished the class, not to exceed 7 days after you finish, depending on holidays and high class volumes.