Level up your vocabulary!

Have you ever wanted to sound smart? At some point, all of us want to use 'fancy' words to convey our deepest most intelligent thoughts, especially to impress co-workers or professors. What about persona non grata, in toto, zeitgeist or ex officio?

As a result of taking this online class, "Smarty Pants Vocabulary Builders," you will upgrade your vocabulary with French, Latin, German and Italian words and phrases to enhance your speeches, business or academic writing.

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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

  • Duration: 90-Day 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

  • 2


    • Video: Lesson One

    • Slides: Lesson One

    • Handout: Definitions

    • Smarty Pants Quiz #1

  • 3


    • Video: Lesson Two

    • Slides: Lesson Two

    • Smarty Pants Quiz #2

  • 4


    • Video: Lesson Three

    • Slides: Lesson Three

    • Smarty Pants Quiz #3

  • 5


    • Video: Lesson Four

    • Slides: Lesson Four

    • Smarty Pants Quiz #4

  • 6


    • Video: Lesson Five

    • Slides: Lesson Five

    • Smarty Pants Quiz #5

  • 7


    • Final Vocabulary Test

  • 8


    • Audio: Conclusion Summary

    • Proofreading Books

    • Grammar Books

    • Your Certificate

    • Course Review

Course Reviews

5 star rating

Smarty Pants Vocabulary Builders: Words Learning GALORE!!!

Jasmine McGhee

This course was much fun and insightful! I love how the words were presented, pronounced along with the visual on how to pronounce them, the definition, and the example! I must admit some of the words I have seen before. In addition to knowing whe...

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This course was much fun and insightful! I love how the words were presented, pronounced along with the visual on how to pronounce them, the definition, and the example! I must admit some of the words I have seen before. In addition to knowing where the words derived from, it was just quite delectable! Ms. Ashan continues to make her courses easy, simple, and straight to the point! Thank you; another job well done!

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  • Why should I take your classes?

    • Meet employer demands for better 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 social media and marketing content.
  • 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 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, depending on holidays and high class volumes.

Your Instructor

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: www.arhampton.com.