Beginner-Adult in one program. Finish in 3 weeks Complete Program! We use many techniques to help you learn as quickly as possible. We will teach you how to form syllables, teach you the diphthongs and digraphs There are self-tests with answers at the end of each of the 21 sections.
Jump to navigation. Not all adults have perfect spelling skills. In fact, many have developed bad spelling habits over the years. This is even more so the case today given the nature of communication on social media networks and mobile texting. Abbreviations are rampant in order to save space in posts and message chains and people ignore English capitalization and punctuation rules.
Spelling is difficult for many people, but there is much less research on spelling than there is on reading to tell us just how many people spell poorly or believe they spell poorly. Less is known about spelling competence in the general population than is known about reading achievement because there is no national test for spelling and many states do not test students' spelling skills. Almost all people with dyslexia, however, struggle with spelling and face serious obstacles in learning to cope with this aspect of their learning disability. The definition of dyslexia notes that individuals with dyslexia have "conspicuous problems" with spelling and writing, in spite of being capable in other areas and having a normal amount of classroom instruction.
There are many organizations that focus on adult literacy. You can contact the adult education department of your local high school and get a listing of evening courses that they may offer. The spelling component may be taught as part of a course on writing.