Adult Grammar Master Class

Good writing starts with good grammar!

Writing is essential to your personal and professional success. In the workplace, school, social media or your own business, you will be called upon to write something. However, if you are not a student, where do you get the instruction you need to improve your writing? The "Core Grammar Essentials" online course takes you on a trip down memory lane by providing grammar fundamentals that are necessary for writing good sentences. All levels of working professionals, college students or forever-learners can benefit from this comprehensive refresher.

This grammar master class teaches you to effectively correct the most common errors encountered in academic and professional writing. With self-study quizzes, plain English explanations, and real-world examples, you will improve your grammar skills in just minutes a day. Upon completing this adult learner grammar class, you will clearly understand how to apply standard English usage to your everyday writing activities.

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.

Course Curriculum

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    • Video: Prepositions

    • Slides: Prepositions

    • Quiz: Prepositions

  • 4

    Relative Pronouns

    • Video: Relative Pronouns

    • Slides: Relative Pronouns

    • Quiz: Relative pronouns

  • 5


    • Video: Verbs

    • Slides: Verbs

    • Exercise: Verbs

    • Quiz: Verbs

  • 6

    Mood (Verbs)

    • Video: Mood

    • Slides: Mood

    • Quiz: Mood

  • 7

    Subject-Verb Agreement

    • Video: Subject-Verb Agreement

    • Slides: Subject-Verb Agreement

    • Quiz #1: Subject-Verb

    • Quiz #2: Subject-Verb

  • 8


    • Video: Fragments

    • Slides: Fragments

    • Quiz #1: Fragments

    • Quiz #2: Fragments

  • 9

    Run-on Sentences

    • Video: Run-ons

    • Slides: Run-ons

    • Quiz #1: Run-ons

    • Quiz #2: Run-ons

  • 10

    Noun-Pronoun Agreement

    • Video: Noun-Pronoun Agreement

    • Slides: Noun-Pronoun Agreement

    • Quiz #1: Pronouns

    • Quiz #2: Nouns-Pronouns

  • 11

    Dangling & Misplaced Modifiers

    • Video: Dangling/Misplaced

    • Slides: Dangling/Misplaced

    • Quiz: Dangling/Misplaced

  • 12

    Conditional Statements

    • Video: Conditional Statements

    • Slides: Conditional Statements

    • Quiz: Conditional Statements

  • 13

    Tricky "Be" Phrases

    • Exercise: Tricky "Be"

    • Answers: Exercise: Tricky "Be"

    • Slides: Correcting Tricky "Be"

    • Video: Correcting Tricky "Be"

    • Quiz: Tricky "Be"

  • 14

    Final Grammar Test

    • Grammar Post-Test

  • 15

    BONUS: Grammar Assessment I

    • PDF: Grammar Test I

    • PDF: Grammar Test I Answers

    • Video: Explanation of Answers

  • 16

    Before You Finish

    • More Writing Resources

    • Your Certificate

    • Course Review

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

  • Content Drip Schedule: 2x weekly
    Weekly Study Time: 2-3 hours
    Estimated Course Completion: 8-10 weeks

  • Duration: 1 year (from start date)

  • Certificate of Completion

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

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

Social Proof: Reviews

5 star rating

Comprehensive refresher

Melanie Giovenzana

This is a thorough review of grammar and common mistakes as well as how to recognize and correct them. The platform is user-friendly, intuitive, and effortless letting you focus on studying. The speaker’s voice is pleasant and personable creating ...

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This is a thorough review of grammar and common mistakes as well as how to recognize and correct them. The platform is user-friendly, intuitive, and effortless letting you focus on studying. The speaker’s voice is pleasant and personable creating the perfect atmosphere for a friendly lesson. I suggest this course for ESL speakers and all English language learners.

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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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5 star rating

The title is correct.

Linda Spry

This course was easy to follow and presented very well.

This course was easy to follow and presented very well.

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  • Why should I take your classes?

    • Meet employer demands for good writers and proofreaders.
    • Build your résumé with marketable writing skills and earn more money.
    • Learn new skills for career pivots or to start a home-based writing/editing/proofreading business.
    • Improve your writing to achieve academic success.
    • Upgrade your writing skills to produce engaging media content.
  • Is there a time limit on enrollment?

    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 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 completed all lessons and 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.

  • What about monthly payments & bundles?

    If offered, students can split the course price into two (2) or three (3) monthly payments. Monthly payments will incur a small processing fee, so the total paid will be slightly higher than the listed class price.

    If a monthly subscription payment is missed for any reason (e.g., card expiration or lack of funds), the system will automatically try to recover payment three (3) times. If the outstanding payment is successfully made during these attempts, course access will be restored.

    Although missed payments will immediately prevent access to course content, progress toward completion will be saved. When payment has been restored, students can simply continue the course from where they left off.

    However, if all three attempts at processing the payment fail, the monthly subscription will be removed and access to the course revoked. After three failed payments, progress will not be saved, and the student must purchase the course or bundle again and start over.

    This process also applies to bundles. Bundles give students access to a collection of classes for one monthly price, instead of paying for each class individually.

    Remember, you receive a certificate for each individual class completed. You do not have to complete every class in the bundle to receive a certificate.

    You can cancel at any time, but you are advised to completely finish a class and receive a certificate before cancellation.

Your Instructor

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”--Albert Einstein

Ashan R. Hampton

Instructor Bio

Ashan R. Hampton has worked as an English instructor in higher education for over 20 years. She is a proud graduate of the Donaghey Scholars Program under the direction of Dr. C. Earl Ramsey, Emeritus. With her doctoral studies on hold, Ashan has found success in online education. She produces and teaches original writing and grammar courses for global audiences. Outside of academics, Ashan worked for short stints in the corporate world as a technical writer, website designer, digital content coordinator, proofreader and legal editor. She is also a self-published author who has recently released multiple books on grammar, writing, proofreading and copyediting, now available on Amazon, Lulu, and other popular booksellers. All book titles and ordering information are posted on her website at: