Course Catalog

Nonnative Speakers

If you are unsure which course to take, the most popular courses are a good place to start.
Each of these courses will improve your writing skills, regardless of your current skill level. We are happy to provide a free writing evaluation to help you identify the best course for your unique skill set.

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Most Popular Business Writing Courses

Six business writing course subjects are the most popular among business writers. They teach the important best practices all business writers must master to produce clear, effective professional writing. The six are available as online writing courses you go through at your own pace. Your instructor will read your writing and show you how you can improve it by applying the skills in the lessons. You will receive a graduation certificate.

Basic Grammar and Writing Skills for Business

This grammar and writing course is popular because it gives students training in both grammar and writing. The first half of this course will train you in the best practices for writing email, memos, letters, reports, and other business documents. The second half teaches business grammar, punctuation, spelling, vocabulary, and sentence structure. If you have some business grammar problems, this course will give you the necessary guidance to make your business writing clear, correct, and effective. When you finish this course, you will be able to write clear, well-organized business documents your readers will easily understand. You will be able to avoid the easily corrected errors that can make you look ill-prepared. You will write more quickly and confidently because you are better prepared for success. You can learn more about the course at

Basic Grammar for Business

The Basic Grammar for Business online writing class goes through all the major areas of grammar a business person must know to write correctly. Each lesson has pre- and post-tests to let you see how much you have learned. You can retake tests to improve your scores. The lessons use the best grammar textbook available today. It contains exercises you can go through to help you learn the rules to mastery. The course includes training in grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, word usage, and the other major areas of grammar. You can learn more about the course at

Basic Grammar Skills Tutorial

The Business Writing Center has developed a course that is carefully structured to identify the rules for language usage, grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and word usage you need to learn. The course will teach you the rules, have you apply them to your writing, and take a test to ensure you know the rules. It is based entirely on your writing. Your instructor will evaluate your writing to identify the grammar skills you need to learn, then will work with you to learn the skills. You will receive as much coaching as necessary to understand the rules that you may have forgotten or had difficulty with in the past. You can learn more about the course at

Business Writing Essentials and Basic Grammar Essentials

These two essentials courses contain only the essential best practices and rules so you can go through them all in a short time. The Business Writing Essentials course has online lessons you will go through to learn the best practices in business writing. You will write three documents your instructor will evaluate to be sure you are learning the skills. You will receive as much coaching from your instructor as you need. The Basic Grammar Essentials course is a survey course that reviews all the major areas of grammar. Each lesson contains rules for one of the areas of business grammar, examples so you can see how the rule must be applied, and pre- and post-tests so you can see how well you’ve learned the skills. We recommend that you go through the two at the same time. You will receive a 10 percent discount because you are taking more than one course at a time. You can read about the Business Writing Essentials course at 

and about the Basic Grammar Essentials course at

Business Writing Skills

This business writing course contains all the best practices you must master to be able to write clear, well-organized, concise professional writing. It contains 12 practice exercises and four writing examinations, so it has more writing practice than the other shorter courses. You will work with your instructor to learn everything about business writing, from deciding what to put into a business document through editing and proofreading the final draft. It contains examinations in email, memos, letters, and reports. Your instructor will work with you to ensure you are learning the skills. You will revise your assignments and examinations until they are high-quality professional writing. You can read about the course at

Individualized Writing for Nonnative Speakers of English

This online writing class for nonnative speakers of English will focus on improving your writing. The writing course is structured to teach you what you need to learn most. We begin with an evaluation of your writing at the start of the course and determine areas you need to focus on. We create custom training for you to fix the specific mistakes you are making, without wasting time on what you already know. The course is more individualized than a standard ESL class. The course uses online writing training materials and the best book teaching the broad range of skills you may need: language, idioms, articles, pronoun usage, English grammar, punctuation, spelling, English sentence structure, and word usage. You can read about the course at