Losing confidence in an idea—even a spectacular one—is easy if it’s communicated in an email or letter riddled with grammatical errors. In this course, Judy Steiner-Williams helps you review basic grammar rules and then focuses on more advanced grammar principles such as using correct words, locating incorrect grammar in sentences and paragraphs, and reviewing parts of speech, punctuation, and proper sentence structure.
2 Hours and 8 minutes
The English Enhancement Program aims to develop the learners’ English speaking skills. The course explores the basic grammar concepts and basic vocabulary which are to be applied in real-life situations, preferably within their field of work or study. This will help boost learners’ confidence in utilizing the English language in their everyday lives.
16 Total hours
Have you ever wanted to write professionally? Perhaps you’d like to make some extra money writing articles for publication in your industry or taking on additional assignments to write for your company. In this course, author Tom Geller explores the process of writing articles and publications for small and large businesses. The course begins with a look at the preparation you’ll need to do, best ways to find assignments, and smart strategies for determining your article approach. Next, the course dives into techniques you can use to brainstorm angles, research, interview experts, finish a piece, and build your portfolio.
Discover the secrets to writing powerful emails your colleagues will read and answer by crafting your message and delivery. In this short course, author and business writing professor Judy Steiner-Williams shows you how to write emails for maximum readability and impact. Discover how to craft a compelling opening, how to message the right people at the right time, and how to leverage etiquette to use email as one of many communications tools.
1 Hour and 13 minutes
Plain English is writing in clear and straightforward, targeted at the appropriate reading level, and free of jargon, wordiness, and clichés. It is also the standard for all business and government communication in the US. In this course, writing instructor Judy Steiner-Williams explains the characteristics of plain English and the importance of learning to write clearly, and introduces some online tools you can use to analyze your own writing. She outlines 11 rules to make your writing clear and plain, provides exercises to refine your skills, and offers suggestions for revising your work to ensure it is easily understood.
If you can write in plain English, you can save time, save money, and save face in communications. Start watching to learn how to make your writing more “plain”: stronger, clearer, and more concise.
1. Understanding plain English
2. Catching mistakes by reading aloud
3. Simplifying sentences
4. Using strong verbs and meaningful words
5. Avoiding corporate jargon
6. Finding the right voice and tone
7. Editing flow and content
8. Writing in a conversational style
1 Hour and 51 Minute