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You’re in the right place if

  • you can’t get the promotion you want because your spelling is bad;
  • you’ve gone through life not caring about spelling but now you need it for emails, your job, or to help your children;
  • you’re desperate to improve your job prospects, or get on a training course;
  • you’re lacking confidence in your writing and reading skills;
  • your schooling/education was bad and you don’t think you’ll ever spell well.

I know what it’s like to have a bad education with teachers who don’t care (I can get quite resentful about it if I let it!). BUT everything can be learned, especially spelling. I’ve done it so can you.

It’s never too late to improve your spelling. All it takes is 5 minutes a day, step-by-step, slowly building your knowledge and understanding of spelling strategies, letter patterns, and spelling rules & exceptions.

logoIMG_0396About Joanne Rudling from www.howtospell.co.uk

I have 18 years of experience teaching spelling, English, writing, and literacy to native English speakers, and ESOL (second language) students.

I’ve taught in colleges, universities and organisations and in the process have learnt the best practices of teaching spelling.

I’ve gathered all this experience and knowledge together to create this course, including information from the best teachers and practitioners in the spelling, English language, dyslexic and literacy fields.

The Spelling Rules, Patterns and Strategies Masterclass offers the tools, strategies and insights you need to improve your spelling, so you can express yourself clearly in writing, and get the job or promotion you deserve. 

If you could spell really well what would that mean to you?

I get emails from a lot of people – people like you who are desperate to improve their spelling so they can get a promotion, to get on a training course or go back to college or university or to move to the next level in their job/careers.

People like C.W. who needs to improve his spelling because he’s going to take over from his manager when they retire.

People like Dalia who needs to improve her English, reading and spelling. (All the letter patterns have word lists with the pronunciation)

People like Mike who’s a security guard but needs to improve his spelling to get a promotion.

What some people have said about the course:

When I go back to work I’m going to go for a band three role, which is one under  a nurse, and it’s all down to you and the support you have given me, thank you so much. If you want to use this letter to show on your site go ahead.Regards, Annette

Now that I understand that there is a logic to spelling it excites me to learn patterns, and the memory tricks are great too. Kind regards, Matt

Thank you so much. I’m 57, a Grandmum and work online. Spelling has always held me back in life but not anymore. With the help of this course I feel differently about spelling I can see a way forward thank you so much. Alison  (check below for more testimonials)

“I don’t have enough time to do this course.”

Do you spend hours watching TV? Do you spend time brooding on how bad life is and how others have got the life you want? Do you spend time wanting desperately to spell and write well?

Just imagine how you’ll feel giving yourself the time to study just five minutes a day? You can study a letter pattern five minutes before bed, or do a spelling test at lunch time, or do an exercise when the adverts come on (CHECK the exercises below).

Set yourself a goal – decide to do a Module a week, or do a letter pattern a week and perfect that. There’s a notepad at the end of each page you can log your progress, thoughts and problems – by making notes it help you remember.

Check out my -cial and -tial lesson, video, exercise and spelling test – click here
Do you know your –ent and –ant endings? Do the quick exercise below.

-ent or -ant?

Type in choose the word with -ant or -ent

Correct the misspellings

correct the spelling 1

Correct the mistakes. Use your visual memory, knowledge of patterns and rules.

Doing this course will improve your spelling because  

  • you’ll know about spelling rules & their patterns,
  • you’ll know all about how to learn and remember spellings,
  • you’ll know common letter patterns & their sounds, 
  • you’ll know how words are built & know how to spell longer “scary” words,
  • you’ll know all the vowel & consonant sounds and their letter patterns,
  • and you’ll know the tricky, difficult words that are often misspelled.

It’s a step-by-step proven system that is based around 12 Modules with videos, pronunciation podcasts, exercises, games, spelling tests, workbooks and support from Joanne.

  • Spelling Strategies video.
  • The Reasons Why English Spelling is so Weird and Wonderful ebook (in full colour) and audio version.
  • My Spelling Rules Workbook ebook version with exclusive in-depth videos.
  • Workbooks so you can work offline.
  • Your own online private notebook to take notes about your progress, problems and achievements.
  • Live support and own exercises, so you can really improve the spelling that you need.


Here are some of the Modules:

Essential Module: Spelling strategies to help you learn and remember spellings

Module 1 – The Foundations
Spelling rules – exclusive, longer, more in-depth videos and workbooks
Building words with prefixes & suffixes 

Module 2 – Vowels and their letter patterns & sounds

Module 3 – Important word endings (suffix patterns) (-able/-ible, -ant/-ance, -ent / -ence…)

Module 4 – Common ‘O’ patterns (oi, ow, -ous…)

Module 5 – The ‘a’ patterns (ai, au, ay…)

Module 6 – Common endings (-le, -cial, -ck, -ic, -tion/-sion/ -cian…)

Module 7 – Common ‘s’ patterns

Module 8 – Consonants and their letter patterns & sounds, and word contrasts

Module 9 – Initial sounds (br, cl, gl…)

Module 10 – Common ‘w’ patterns

Module 11 – Word families

Module 12 – Silent letter patterns…

Spelling will improve if you:

  • practise it
  • use it
  • think about it
  • notice it
  • and get help from the best spelling teachers 

“There are some strings of letters which occur often. Good spellers are able to remember these easily.”  Spell Well-Basic Skills Agency.

You too can develop this ability to recognise letter patterns and their sounds,

Sometimes the pattern makes a different sound; this course will go over the differences.

The purpose is to develop your visual memory for what looks right but using pronunciation can help.

  We’ll look at letter patterns like: thr-, str-, spr, scr-, ight, ough, and word families like -tract, -struct and how to remember them. We’ll look at rules with ei and ie, and word contrasts like ou/ow, oi/oy, j/g, ee/ea, e/a…