Improve your skills with an online grammar course

This page is currently under maintenance. If you wish to buy a course, email mary@onlinewritingtraining.com.au or phone 0400 686 600.

I (Mary Morel) have developed these online grammar courses based on years of answering people's grammar questions.

I believe grammar matters because you can write more confidently when you don't have to worry about your grammar and punctuation. Many of the rules can be bent or ignored, but you need to understand them before you break them and use language to its fullest.

Grammar is not easy. I'd be kidding you if I said it was, but the more you know, the easier and more enjoyable it becomes. Read my blog on Why learn grammar.

There are two main schools on grammar: descriptive and prescriptive. Descriptive grammar describes the way people write and speak, and prescriptive grammar gives advice and rules on how to use the language.

I think of these courses as 'practical grammar'. I tell you the traditional rules, but also debunk some myths and explain how language is changing.

What you receive when you register for an online grammar course

The online writing and grammar courses are interactive and you receive:

  • Written information – many of the courses have accompanying e-books you can download for future reference
  • Activities and quizzes

Some courses also have videos and podcasts.

You can choose to do some courses in either American or Australian spelling. (Australian spelling is similar to New Zealand and British spelling). You will receive the Australian spelling version by default, but email us and request the American spelling version.

You have access to your courses for one year.

Online grammar courses

Grammar and writing skills overlap, so a few courses in the following list also appear on the Writing courses page.

commonly-confused-words-online-course

100 Commonly Confused Words (A$19.95)

This short course is an extract from the larger Working with Words course.

It will take about 1.5 hours and you have access for one year. You receive an e-book for future reference. Read the course outline.

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An A to Z of punctuation online course

An A to Z of Punctuation (A$39)

Feedback: 'An effective way to consolidate your knowledge and use of punctuation.'

This course will take you 2–3 hours to complete. Read the course outline.

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Business grammar, usage and style online course

Biz Grammar: Business Grammar, Punctuation and Usage (A$79)

If your time is limited, do this one (3–5 hours) and Grammar Terms.

Feedback: ‘I enjoyed the course. Very succinct and thorough.’

Read the course outline.

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ESL grammar online course

ESL Grammar (A$39)

This course, co-written with ESL specialist Mette Granvik, focuses on tenses, prepositions and determiners.

Feedback includes comments such as: 'Useful, detailed and interactive.'

This course will take you 2–4 hours to complete. Read the course outline.

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Grammar Essential online course

Grammar Essentials (A$39)

The grammar basics – grammar terms, common grammar mistakes, grammar myths and more.

Feedback: 'Very informative and the e-book is a great resource.'

This course will take you 2–4 hours to complete. Read the course outline.

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Grammar terms online course

Grammar Terms (A$19.95)

Brush up on grammar terms with this short course so you can read grammar information more easily.

Feedback: 'A useful refresher. It was well-structured and the format was user friendly.'

This course will take you 1–2 hours to complete. Read the course outline.

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Apostrophe online course

How to use Apostrophes (A$19.95)

This short course is part of An A to Z of Punctuation. If you are not sure about apostrophe usage, then this course is for you.

Feedback includes comments such as: 'I know understand possessive apostrophes.'

This course will take you 1.5–2.5 hours to complete. Read the course outline.

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Styles for business writing online course

Styles for Business Writing (A$39)

Written with small-to-medium businesses in mind, this course looks at modern writing styles, such as styles for numbers and dates. Consistent, modern styles are part of branding.

Feedback includes comments such as: 'I found the sections on abbreviations and quotation marks very helpful.'

This course will take you 3–4 hours to complete. Read the course outline.

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The Art of Writing Sentences online course

The Art of Writing Sentences (A$39)

It's at the sentence level, you can often make the biggest improvement to your writing. This course aims to make you think about the way you write.

Feedback includes comments such as: 'I learnt how to write a sentence that makes sense and has meaning.'

This course takes 3–5 hours to complete. Read the course outline.

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Working with words online course

Working with Words (A$39)

Your word choice is key to the way you communicate. This course looks at topics such as formal and informal language, buzzwords, spelling and more.

Feedback includes comments such as: 'I like this course. Useful and of an appropriate length.'

This course takes 3-4 hours to complete. Read the course outline.

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