Unit 1: Guide to the Spellzone Course

prefix, suffix, vowels, consonants, long, short, syllablesOutline of the program content

The Ensligh spelling online coursecourse covers all these topics:

  • basic background information to ensure clear understanding of terms such as vowel, consonant, syllable, suffix, prefix

  • tips on different ways to improve your own spelling and how to remember tricky words

  • several units which take one sound and teach all the different ways of spelling that sound, for example:
    - all the ways of spelling the sound /ō/ as in boat, hope, arrow, though, toe
    - all the ways of spelling the sound /sh'n/ as in action, pension, musician

  • spelling rules, such as when you need to double or change letters, for example:
    hop > hopping         hope > hoping, hopeless          deny > denied, denying

  • the common, short but often hard to remember words, for example:
                  does  could  which  sure  because
    - and when to use there/their/they're and to/too/two

  • the differences between British and American spelling

  • much on 'homophones' - those tricky words which sound alike but have different spellings for different meanings, for example:
                  meet/meat   wail/whale   paw/pour

  • ............and much, much more.
The course is presented in a way that combines tried and tested ways of learning to spell with the latest research into this topic. Spellzone helps students to learn by using their ears, eyes and hand - by looking, listening and writing or typing.
YOU control your path through the program. You can look at each unit and decide if you need to study that topic.

If at any time you want to move on just click on the 'contents' link at the top of the page. If you wish to review the results of any tests you have taken or wish to try and improve on your results then click on 'my results' at the top of the page. You can also print any page of the course or review your results or completed pages on your mobile phone.

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