Short Course on Improving Your English Grammar

$199.00 Inc GST

Good grammar is essential regardless of your industry. Learn to improve your written communication skills in this online short course.

We all use language in some form and we combine words to effectively communicate with others, both in the written and spoken forms. This course will help to improve the way you communicate in English, by strengthening your grammar and punctuation and introducing you to concepts of style and purpose; how your writing can and should change to ensure your meaning is clear in any context.

We rely on punctuation and grammar to enhance the way that our words are received by others and to reduce misunderstandings.
Grammar provides a coherent structure for the expression of thoughts and ideas. By following grammatical rules, we are able to compile logical sentences that make sense to the receiver. Punctuation is used to create sense within the correct grammar, indicating such things as start and end of sentences, spaces, groupings, questions and so on.

This course can help English speakers to improve their grammar, punctuation and control of language elements, particularly in written communication. For speakers of English as a second language, it will help to clarify some of the rules to follow in both written and spoken language.

How does it work?

At the end of each lesson, you will be given a short interactive test to undertake, which will provide an indication of how your learning is progressing. Upon completing the very last lesson, you will be offered a more thorough automated test or examination. This final assessment can be undertaken at any time of day or night; and any day of the week; and if you achieve an overall pass (60% or more); you will be able to obtain a “certificate of completion” with your name and completion date on it.

Note: these short courses are self-guided online courses and are not to be confused with our tutor-supported online courses.


There are 5 Lessons in this course:

1. Introduction – The Components of Language

    • Root Words, Prefixes and Suffixes, and Clauses

2. Types of Words

    • Pronouns, Adjectives and Adverbs, with rules and examples

3. Punctuation

    • Commas, Colons, Semi colons, Quotation marks and more

4. Upper and Lower Case, Abbreviations, Numbers, Bullet points

    • Rules and Guidelines for their use.

5. Using Words Together

    • Clauses and Phrases
    • Sentence types and construction
    • Writing clearly and appropriately in different contexts (books, periodicals, online etc)
    • Language styles- persuasive, imaginative, formal, colloquial and more.
    • Language for purpose – narratives, recounts, expositions, reports and more.

Your Tutor

Liselle Turner Content Writer & Founder of SCRIPTIO | B. Business (Marketing), Dip Hospitality Management, Cert IV TAE
Liselle Turner

Liselle is a content writer and project manager. In addition to her background in advertising, she has worked in the learning and development industry (e.g. TAFE QLD, Mission Australia, Work and Income NZ). She holds a Bachelor of Business, a Diploma of Hospitality and Management, and a Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training.