The passion that Professor Kevin Flanigan has for the English language is infectious and very enjoyable. Flanigan gives great background to each word, provides a clear definition of the each word, and offers fantastic suggestions on how to remember words. Little case studies and quizzes are used to help people remember. There are review sections to help refresh the listener on older words. I only wish that Flanigan spelled each word out to make it easier to visualize, but that is my only real criticism. Building a Better Vocabulary is educational and enriching. It's one of the best Great Courses!