Communicate more effectively using the written and spoken word by going from the basic principles of grammar to crafting effective works of persuasive writing, technical writing, and essays. You can earn a free certificate of completion for any of these online English courses.

In our English courses, you will learn to:

  • improve your writing by using active reading techniques;
  • write well-organized, logical, clear, and focused pieces using different rhetorical techniques;
  • develop the tools you need to conduct research; and
  • tailor your writing for different audiences.

  • Time: 29 hours
  • Free Certificate
Improve your writing ability in this introductory course by learning how to read actively and apply the core components of effective writing.

  • Time: 32 hours
  • Free Certificate
Learn how to write clear, grammatically-sound expository and persuasive prose pieces in this introductory English composition course.

  • Time: 101 hours
  • Free Certificate
Learn basic research concepts and techniques by using them to conduct academic research and develop effective writing processes.

  • Time: 86 hours
  • Free Certificate
Get a detailed introduction to technical writing in a workplace context. Topics include audience analysis, memo writing and internal communications, form letters, presentations and the use of visuals, process documentation, proposals, and writing for the internet.

  • Time: 127 hours
  • Free Certificate
Explore American literature published between the 1830s and 1860s, focusing on the socio-cultural contexts that led to the dramatic outburst of literary creativity in this era.