free teeline shorthand lesson

  • Learn Teeline shorthand from home, at work or even on the train with our self paced lessons using your pc, tablet or laptop
  • Attend one of our public one day Masterclasses in London
  • Support and advice or go it alone... feedback and support from a personal tutor available
  • Complete theory and speed building course for beginners and refreshers
  • Achieve speeds of up to 120wpm
  • Start taking notes and minutes in Teeline after just one lesson
  • We are accredited and approved by The Teeline Partnership Ltd (see below)
  • One fee covers unlimited course access - for life!
  • Dictations to download whenever you like
  • Free access to extra dictation site included with Gold and Platinum level
  • Printable PDF lessons
  • Feedback and support from your personal tutor available

Teeline Online is a ten lesson course where you work at your own pace, choosing the support and feedback level you require. Our clear, concise course allows you to study in your home, office or even on the train! PDF versions of pdfthe lesson are available to download to use when you are unable to get online. You can also download the sound files (to a laptop/mobile phone/tablet etc.,). No other materials are needed - everything you need is provided in our lessons. For more information about the lessons visit our Teeline lessons page.

Our clients include major organisations such as Financial Times; The Guardian; The House of Lords; University of Canterbury (NZ); University of Chester (UK); Mencap; Barnardos; Local Authorities; CCG's; Trinity Mirror Group; Police services; Ambulance services; NHS trusts; Parliament.UK and many many more worldwide.

The support we offer our students is classed as outstanding and we have students who have achieved their 100 - 120 words per minute goals successfully.

We are the only provider who offers you an online course with no time restrictions (unless you request a scheduled timetable for the lessons) for a one off fee. All members receive lifetime unlimited access. You can stop and restart at any time at no extra cost and with no renewal fees. Download our brochure from here

Register for our next "One Day Masterclass" London - new dates added more info >>

Prices and packages

There are three different price levels - all give you lifetime membership View prices »

One off fee = life time membership - no extra fees or costs incurred unless you decide to upgrade

Silver: Unlimited access to course for life read more »

Gold: Unlimited access to course for life, all assignments marked. No time limit on submitting assignments, complimentary access to speed dictations site read more »

Platinum: Unlimited access to course for life, assignments marked, feedback and support given, complimentary access to speed dictations site, customised timetables, progress reports read more »

For full details of the features and support of each of these levels is here: Packages and support »

Free Trial Lesson - try before you buy

Before you sign up we want you to know exactly what to expect. Why not try our free trial lesson - it includes extracts from the full Lesson 1 which gives you an idea of how the lessons are structured Try it now »

We are approved

The Teeline Partnership has approved this Teeline Online course and acknowledges that it has met their standards and is therefore an effective online learning system. For further information or to check our credentials with them you can contact Terence Brownrigg at The Teeline Partnership by emailing: terencebrownrigg @ Read more about Teeline»

One Day Masterclasses

We run one day Masterclasses which are held in London and are open to everyone who wants to learn this skill. More information >>

We can also hold in house sessions at your organisation. Please contact us for more information.

Course Description

Our one-day course gives delegates a sound knowledge of the Teeline system and the skills required to start taking shorthand notes that day. Students are then given help and advice on building speed and adapting Teeline to suit their needs.

As part of the course, students are also given lifetime access to our Platinum level online course, which, combined with the knowledge gained in the class, allows them to reach the speeds and level they require

Visit our One Day Masterclasses page

Are you a business, school, college, council, university?

We have a range of options for our corporate clients. You can sign up as many students to undertake our online course as you wish. We can come to you to run one of our Masterclasses at your premises. We can offer bespoke and follow up sessions too. Read more about our corporate options»

In house or bespoke courses

We can run our 'Write Quickly and Easily for Note Taking in Just One Day' course at your premises, or create a more personal programme for your organisation. Read more about our corporate options»


We issue a certificate of completion of the online course for students who complete all ten lessons and assignments on our Gold and Platinum levels. This is a PDF sent by email for you to print locally if you wish. To see what is offered on these levels please visit our packages and support page »

Regular Hints and Tips

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Just some of our clients - worldwide

We are delighted to welcome students from many organisations including:

• AGA Rangemaster • Allerdale Borough Council • Ascot College • Barnardos • BGL Group • Buckingham County Council • C Spencer Ltd • Carey Olsen • City of Lincoln Council • Coastline Housing Ltd • Darlington MIND • Dartford Borough Council • DC Thomson • Denbighshire Borough Council • Department of Chamber and Committee Services • House of Commons • Durham Tees Valley Probation Trust • Fareham Police Station • Financial Times • FIT BioCeuticals • Godliman Partners • The Guardian • Healthcare Improvement Scotland • Imperial College NHS Trust • Kent County Council • Kettering Borough Council • Kier Construction • Laleham Gap School • Leicestershire Partnership Trust Families, Young People & Children's Services • Linden Homes • Little Heath School • Longhurst Group • Luton Borough Council • Marie Curie • Merseycare NHS • Ministry for Primary Industries • NHS County Durham and Darlington - Commissioning Support • NTN News Australia • Nishikoi Aquaculture Ltd • Peterborough Renewable Energy Limited • PGA National Training Academy • PRS for Music • Redrow Construction • RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) • Rochdale Online Ltd • Solihull Council • St George's CofE Foundation School • Sunderland City Council • Sutton at Hone & Hawley Parish Council • Swan Mill Paper Co Ltd • Telford College of Arts & Technology • The Loop Communication Agency • The Orders of St John Care Trust • Thomson Reuters • Trinity College Dublin • Trinity Mirror North West • UHI Millennium Institute • University of Chester • Universal College of Learning • University of Strathclyde •

Demonstration of writing in Teeline

Articles of interest

Richard Branson attributes some of his most successful companies to the art of note taking Read More »

Is the art of shorthand dying? By Justin Parkinson BBC News Magazine Read More »

"Do people still use shorthand?" asks Geoff Lloyd on Absolute Radio who asked us this question. Listen now »

Outlining the case for Teeline Shorthand Read More »

Shorthand "as important as ever" says NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) chairman Read more»

Teeline Shorthand or Pitmans Shorthand? Read the article about the BBC R4 programme Read More »

Shorthand skills remain vital for the modern newsroom Read more »

Ambitious journalism student, Alex Cooper, introduces us to Teeline Shorthand with his debut guest post for Bad Language. Read More »