Congratulations on making the decision to increase your knowledge of English. As I keep saying, knowing how the language works makes everything about your job easier. Knowing grammar takes the drama from punctuating and producing a transcript. There is no question that grammar is where it all begins. And we are going to have such fun!!
Beginning with the opening session on February 2, this class will meet ten times on consecutive Saturdays and Sundays -- time out for the Super Bowl (February 2) and the Oscars (February 24) -- through March 10 for two hours each session. The meetings are on Saturday mornings from 8:30 to 10:30 Pacific time and/or on Sunday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:30 Pacific time. The schedule is posted below.
The “live” sessions will be conducted via PowerPoint with handouts of the slides made available prior to the session. The classes will include question-and-answer sessions. Each class will be recorded, and enrolled students may listen to those recordings as many times as desired. The recordings will be available for one month after the last session of the class.
This is a great way to get a jump on your CEUs for the year. At just $20 a unit and no airfare or hotel expense (and the luxury of coming to class in your pajamas), the price is right. And then there is all that fun of learning English! You must attend the live sessions to receive CEUs as CEUs are not available for the recorded-only sessions.
If you have to miss a session and need CEUs, you can write a detailed summary for the session and receive credit for the two hours for a limited number of classes. (This may be done for only three of the ten sessions. The other seven sessions must be attended live.)
Completion certificates (reflecting the total number of hours attended) will be issued for the course. These certificates may be used to file for credits for state, national, or any other certification need. (There may be an additional charge by the organization for this filing, depending upon the policies of the organization.)
If you do not need CEUs and would rather listen to the material on your own schedule/time, by all means, choose this option. We will post the recording from the “live” class session once the class has been given, which you may then listen to at your leisure and which will be available to you for one month after the last class session. No CEUs will be offered for this option.
Please note the newly revised session dates for 2019.
Class Meeting Dates and Times
Session 1 -- Saturday, February 2
Session 2 -- Saturday, February 9
Session 3 -- Sunday, February 10
Session 4 -- Saturday, February 16
Session 5 -- Sunday, February 17
Session 6 -- Saturday, February 23
Session 7 -- Saturday, March 2
Session 8 -- Sunday, March 3
Session 9 -- Saturday, March 9
Session 10 -- Sunday, March 10
8:30 to 10:30 A.M. Pacific
9:30 to 11:30 A.M. Mountain
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Central
11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. Eastern
3:30 to 5:30 P.M. Pacific
4:30 to 6:30 P.M. Mountain
5:30 to 7:30 P.M. Central
6:30 to 8:30 P.M. Eastern
Margie Wakeman Wells is a lifetime credentialed teacher in the state of California and is certified as a CRI. She is in her sixth decade of teaching -- with 40 of those years in the field of court reporting. As a reporting instructor, she has taught from the theory level through the exit speeds as well as all manner of English courses – both on campus in a bricks and mortar school and online.
She has presented, under the auspices of NCRA and state court reporting organizations, over 300 seminars for reporters on English-related topics as well as seminars for teachers and students.
Court Reporting: Bad Grammar/Good Punctuation, her best-selling reference text, and the workbook that accompanies it are available at margieholdscourt.com. In addition, she has published Word
Pares, Pears, Pairs, a reference work of 2,000 word pairs with definitions, examples, and idioms for the words, and is currently writing a grammar text. She has also written a drill book series for improving accuracy: Practice Really DOES Make Perfect.
Margie operates “Margie Holds Class,” her online school, for both live and recorded classes and writes her blog, “All Things English,” at margieholdscourt.com. Margie currently serves as the Education Liaison for the California Court Reporters Association.
Margie has two grown sons and lives with her husband, Bill, in Culver City, California.
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