Improve your written English

with Mary Morel

This course is suitable for non-native English speakers.

There is lots of free stuff on the internet, but what makes this course different is the simple clear explanations. You learn by watching videos and doing quizzes. You also receive information sheets for future reference.

This is not a comprehensive grammar course. Instead it covers the areas that many people struggle with, such as what verb tense or preposition to use in a sentence.

What you'll learn

  • Verbs

    The present, past and future tenses are made up of four aspects: simple, continuous, perfect and perfect continuous. You'll learn when to use each aspect so your writing flows well.

  • Prepositions

    Many native English speakers can often not tell you why they use certain prepositions. For example, what's the difference between 'at the station' and 'in the station'? This course explains such differences.

  • And more

    You'll also learn about determiners (a, an and the), where adverbs go in a sentence and receive some tips on subject-verb agreement (e.g. 'staff' can take a singular or plural verb depending on the meaning).

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome

    • Parts of speech (video)

  • 2


    • Verbs

    • Verbs (video)

    • Verbs (PDF)

    • Present simple and continuous tenses (quiz)

    • Present perfect tenses (quiz)

    • Past tenses (quiz)

    • Future tenses (quiz)

    • More practice on tenses (quiz)

    • Tenses and the active and passive voice (quiz)

  • 3


    • Preposition activities

    • Prepositions (PDF)

    • Prepositions (video)

    • Prepositions of movement (quiz)

    • Prepositions of place (quiz)

    • Prepositions of time (quiz)

    • Prepositions of trends (quiz)

  • 4


    • Determiner (activities)

    • Determiners (video)

    • Determiners (PDF)

    • Determiners (worksheet)

    • The definite and indefinite article (quiz)

  • 5


    • Adverbs (activities)

    • Adverbs (video)

    • Adverbs (PDF

    • Adverbs (quiz)

  • 6

    Subject-verb agreement

    • Subject-verb agreement (activities)

    • Subject-verb agreement (video)

    • Subject-verb agreement (quiz)

    • Subject-verb agreement

  • 7

    Next steps

    • Next steps


in Australian dollars

Write with confidence

Your writing will flow better when you understand basic grammar

Mary Morel

Your instructor

My aim in developing this course is to help you understand some aspects of grammar that native English speakers take for granted. The more you know, the more confident your writing will be.

I studied grammar at university, but most of my knowledge has come from teaching business writing for several years and answering people's grammar questions in my monthly e-newsletter.

Although this course is self-paced, you are welcome to email me your grammar queries at any time. I always respond.

I'm a New Zealander living at Bondi Beach in Sydney. When I'm not writing or teaching, I enjoy walking the beach, looking at my garden (and thinking I should pull out some weeds) and reading.


  • Do I receive instant access?

    Yes, you receive instant access when you buy online. If you wish to pay by direct debit, email me (details below) and I will send you an invoice.

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    You have 'lifetime' access. In other words, the course does not have an expiry date. You can repeat the course as many times as you like.

  • Do you offer a money-back guarantee?

    Yes, I offer a 7-day money-back guarantee. No questions asked.

  • How long will this course take?

    This course will take you approximately six hours to complete, but I recommend that you do a section when you have 10-30 minutes to spare rather than do it in one sitting.

  • Will I receive a certificate at the end?

    You will receive a certificate of completion.


For more information, email Mary Morel.

Ph: 61 2 9365 7711