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BWC80 Basic Business Grammar Self-study (no instructor access)
Tuition: $49.00


The Basic Business Grammar Self-study course contains an overview of all of the areas of English usage important to business writers. The course begins with a pre-test to show you how much you know about business grammar at the start of the course. It ends with a post-test to show you how much you have learned. Students normally start with pre-test scores of 30% to 50% and end the course with post-test scores of 85% to 95%. Each lesson also has a pre-test and post-test to show you that you have learned the skills. The tests are scored immediately so you can see how you did.

The Business Writing Center does not track progress through this version of the self-study course. A version of the Basic Business Grammar Self-study course is available in which the Business Writing Center will record your completion of lessons. The Business Writing Center will notify you or a manager that you have submitted the forms showing that you have completed the lessons. That course is BWC80R. If you need certification that you have completed the course, enroll in BWC80R, and the Business Writing Center will notify you or a manager that you have completed all of the lessons.

Because the self-study courses have no instructor contact, you will not receive a graduation certificate. If you want instructor contact and a graduation certificate, you should enroll in BWC85 Basic Grammar Essentials..

Volume discounts are available for BWC80.

BWC80R Basic Business Grammar Self-study (with record keeping)
Tuition: $69.00


The Basic Business Grammar Self-study course contains an overview of all of the areas of English usage important to business writers. In this special version of the self-study course, the Business Writing Center keeps a record of the lessons you have finished. We can then report your completion to a supervisor. However, because the course has no instructor contact, you cannot receive a graduation certificate.

The course begins with a pre-test to show you how much you know about business grammar at the start of the course. It ends with a post-test to show you how much you have learned. Students normally start with pre-test scores of 30% to 50% and end the course with post-test scores of 85% to 95%.

Each lesson also has a pre-test and post-test to show you that you have learned the skills. The tests are scored immediately so you can see how you did.

Because the self-study courses have no instructor contact, you will not receive a graduation certificate. If you want instructor contact and a graduation certificate, you should enroll in BWC85 Basic Grammar Essentials..

Volume discounts are available for BWC80R.

BWC80RA Basic Business Grammar Self-study (with record keeping and assessment)
Tuition: $89.00

The Basic Business Grammar Self-study course contains an overview of all of the areas of English usage important to business writers. In this special version of the self-study course, the Business Writing Center keeps a record of the lessons you have finished. We can then report your completion to a supervisor. However, because the course has no instructor contact, you cannot receive a graduation certificate.

The course begins with a pre-test to show you how much you know about business grammar at the start of the course. It ends with a post-test to show you how much you have learned. Students normally start with pre-test scores of 30% to 50% and end the course with post-test scores of 85% to 95%.

Each lesson also has a pre-test and post-test to show you that you have learned the skills. The tests are scored immediately so you can see how you did.

In this version of the course, the instructor will provide records of your progress to an administrator, including all test scores and the post-test that will assess your competence in the skills taught in the course. At the end of the course, the instructor will evaluate your scores to see whether you should review any skills taught in the course.

A version of the Basic Business Grammar Self-study course is available in which the Business Writing Center will record your completion of lessons and notify you or a manager that you have submitted the forms showing that you have completed the lessons. In that version, the Business Writing Center does not provide progress reports with all of the quiz scores and does not evaluate competence at the end of the course. That course is BWC80R.

Because the self-study courses have no instructor contact, you will not receive a graduation certificate. If you want instructor contact and a graduation certificate, you should enroll in BWC85 Basic Grammar Essentials..

Volume discounts are available for BWC80RA.

BWC85 Basic Grammar Essentials
Tuition: $95.00


The Basic Grammar Essentials course contains an overview of all of the areas of English usage important to business writers. The course begins with a pre-test to show you how much you know about business grammar at the start of the course. It ends with a post-test to show you how much you have learned. Students normally start with pre-test scores of 30% to 50% and end the course with post-test scores of 85% to 95%.

Each lesson also has a pre-test and post-test to show you that you have learned the skills. The tests are scored immediately so you can see how you did. Your instructor receives a copy of the test to look over and see whether you need any coaching.

For an in-depth grammar survey course with readings from a grammar textbook and pre- and post-tests, enroll in BWC100 Basic Grammar for Business. For a tutorial in which you work with an instructor who identifies the errors you're making in your writing, teaches you the skills to eliminate the errors, and coaches you through learning the skills, enroll in BWC110 Basic Grammar Skills Tutorial.

If you take BWC85 Basic Grammar Essentials with BWC95 Business Writing Essentials, you will have writing training along with the grammar training. The tuition is reduced to $195 for both. Click here to go to the page describing the registration for both BWC85 and BWC95.

Course Time: You will go through the course at your own pace, so you could complete it within a few weeks. However, you have up to two months to complete the course so you can fit the study time into your schedule. If you take BWC95 and BWC85 together, you have a total of four months to complete the two courses.

BWC100 Basic Grammar for Business
Tuition: $295.00


The Basic Grammar for Business course is for people who have a good command of the English language, but would like to have an in-depth knowledge of grammar. The course is an in-depth survey, meaning that it covers all of the major rules of grammar and usage in depth. You will go through a large part of a grammar textbook during the course. Each lesson has a pre-test to let you know your understanding of the skills before the training and a post-test to let you know your knowledge of the skills after the training.

BWC130 Individualized Writing for Nonnative Speakers of English
Tuition: $345.00

The Individualized Writing for Nonnative Speakers of English course is for people who have a good command of the English language, but have basic usage problems resulting from speaking English as a second language. The course is a tutorial. Your instructor will evaluate samples of your writing, identify errors in language, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure, show you how the text should be written, coach you through learning the skills, and evaluate your learning as you progress through the course. The course gives you the focused training you need to write correct business English.

You will send writing samples to your instructor. Your instructor will read each sample thoroughly, identify skills you need to learn, list the sentences with problems in each area with corrections showing how they should have been written, assign readings from the grammar textbook, answer any questions you have about the skill, have you practice the skill, and give you an online quiz containing sentences from your original writing sample that you must correct in ten minutes to be sure you have learned the skills. You will go through four cycles of this work on your writing skills. You have unlimited access to the instructor in the course.

You may purchase the grammar textbook we use from a bookseller such as Amazon.com. However, the textbook is not required for the course. You will use online training materials to learn the skills.


Course Time: You will go through the course at your own pace, so you could complete it within a few weeks. However, you have up to four months to complete the course so you can fit the study time into your schedule. All lessons must be finished within the four-month period.

BWC110 Basic Grammar Skills Tutorial
Tuition: $345.00

The Basic Grammar Skills Tutorial course is for people who have problems in grammar, punctuation, spelling, word usage, or sentence structure. The course will help you learn new patterns to replace the old by using your own sentences as examples. The teaching, practice, and tests are based on your own writing as much as possible. It is highly individualized. The instructor carefully evaluates writing samples and prescribes study and practice based on your unique needs. You work on only the specific skills you need to learn, at your own pace. You have unlimited access to the instructor to ask questions.

The course has four thorough course cycles in it, much like four smaller courses. For each, you will send writing samples to your instructor. Your instructor will read each sample thoroughly, identify skills you need to learn, list the sentences with problems in each area with corrections showing how they should have been written, assign readings from the grammar textbook, answer any questions you have about the skills, have you practice the skills, and give you an online quiz containing sentences from your original writing sample that you must correct in ten minutes to be sure you have learned the skills. That comprises a full cycle of analysis of your writing and training in all the writing skills we identify that you need. You will go through four full cycles of this work to identify as many problems in your writing as we can and teach you the skills you need.

You may purchase the grammar textbook we use from a bookseller such as Amazon.com. However, the textbook is not required for the course. You will use online training materials to learn the skills.

Course Time: You will go through the course at your own pace, so you could complete it within a few weeks. However, you have up to four months to complete the course so you can fit the study time into your schedule. All lessons must be finished within the four-month period.

BWC140 Writing Coaching for Executive Nonnative Speakers of English
Tuition: $395.00


The BWC140 Writing Coaching for Executive Nonnative Speakers of English course is oriented toward executives and managers who are nonnative speakers of English and want the individual attention and focused training that will help them write clear documents and polish their language usage. Your instructor will evaluate your writing by reading samples or your writing that you provide. The instructor will determine what you need to learn to be able to write high-quality business documents. The course will teach you the skills. This course includes both training in how to structure clear business documents and in language usage.

Course Time: You will go through the course at your own pace, so you could complete it within a few weeks. However, you have up to four months to complete the course so you can fit the study time into your schedule. All lessons must be finished within the four-month period.

BWC100 Basic Grammar for Business and BWC110 Basic Grammar Skills Tutorial
Tuition: $595.00

This combination of BWC100 and BWC110 is ideal because BWC100 teaches all the basic grammar rules and BWC110 focuses on the skills you need to learn. Tuition is discounted from the $640 for the courses taken individually to $595. You have four months to complete each course, meaning you have a total of eight months to complete both.

BWC100 Basic Grammar for Business

The Basic Grammar for Business course is for people who have a good command of the English language, but would like to have an in-depth knowledge of grammar. The course is an in-depth survey, meaning that it covers all of the major rules of grammar and usage in depth. You will go through a large part of a grammar textbook during the course.

As with the other Business Writing Center courses, the course has lessons like a college course. It is self-pacing, so you decide when to work. Your instructor will coach you through learning any skills you haven't mastered. You will send writing samples to your instructor.

You will purchase a grammar textbook from Amazon.com.

BWC110 Basic Grammar Skills Tutorial

The Basic Grammar Skills Tutorial course is for people who have problems in grammar, punctuation, spelling, word usage, or sentence structure. The course will help you learn new patterns to replace the old by using your own sentences as examples. The teaching, practice, and tests are based on your own writing as much as possible. It is highly individualized. The instructor carefully evaluates writing samples and prescribes study and practice based on your unique needs. You work on only the specific skills you need to learn, at your own pace. You have unlimited access to the instructor to ask questions.

The course has four thorough course cycles in it, much like four smaller courses. For each, you will send writing samples to your instructor. Your instructor will read each sample thoroughly, identify skills you need to learn, list the sentences with problems in each area with corrections showing how they should have been written, assign readings from the grammar textbook, answer any questions you have about the skills, have you practice the skills, and give you an online quiz containing sentences from your original writing sample that you must correct in ten minutes to be sure you have learned the skills. That comprises a full cycle of analysis of your writing and training in all the writing skills we identify that you need. You will go through four full cycles of this work to identify as many problems in your writing as we can and teach you the skills you need.

The Basic Grammar Skills Tutorial course uses the same textbook as the Basic Grammar for Business course.

BWC100 Basic Grammar for Business and BWC130 Individualized Writing for Nonnative Speakers of English
Tuition: $595.00

BWC100 Basic Grammar for Business

The Basic Grammar for Business course is for people who have a good command of the English language, but would like to have an in-depth knowledge of grammar. The course is an in-depth survey, meaning that it covers all of the major rules of grammar and usage in depth. You will go through a large part of a grammar textbook during the course.

As with the other Business Writing Center courses, the course has lessons like a college course. It is self-pacing, so you decide when to work. Your instructor will coach you through learning any skills you haven't mastered.

You will purchase a grammar textbook from Amazon.com.

BWC130 Individualized Writing for Nonnative Speakers of English

The Individualized Writing for Nonnative Speakers of English is for nonnative speakers of English who have problems in language, phrases, grammar, punctuation, spelling, word usage, or sentence structure. The course will help you polish your English usage by learning new patterns to replace the old by using your own sentences as examples. The teaching, practice, and tests are based on your own writing as much as possible. It is highly individualized. The instructor carefully evaluates writing samples and prescribes study and practice based on your unique needs. You work on only the specific skills you need to learn, at your own pace. You have unlimited access to the instructor to ask questions.

The course has four thorough course cycles in it, much like four smaller courses. For each, you will send writing samples to your instructor. Your instructor will read each sample thoroughly, identify skills you need to learn, list the sentences with problems in each area with corrections showing how they should have been written, assign readings from the grammar textbook, answer any questions you have about the skills, have you practice the skills, and give you an online quiz containing sentences from your original writing sample that you must correct in ten minutes to be sure you have learned the skills. That comprises a full cycle of analysis of your writing and training in all the writing skills we identify that you need. You will go through four full cycles of this work to identify as many problems in your writing as we can and teach you the skills you need.

The Individualized Writing for Nonnative Speakers of English course uses the same textbook as the Basic Grammar for Business course.