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What is Teeline?

exampleTeeline shorthand is a method of speed writing which will help you to write faster. Based on the basic English alphabet and by removing unnecessary letters and some vowels makes it much easier to write at a higher speed. Some common words are abbreviated by 'special outlines' which are used frequently. Teeline is now the preferred method of shorthand and is the system accepted by the NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists). It is an extremely flexible system and the theory is simple which makes it an easy system to learn and the choice of note takers world wide.

Why learn with Teeline Online?

Teeline Online helps students worldwide to learn or refresh their Teeline shorthand skills. We offer an effective way to learn Teeline shorthand by e-learning - the new way to learn without leaving your home or workplace, wherever you are in the world. You just pay a one off joining fee for lifetime membership. There are times when we all need to make notes, jot down instructions or take minutes at meetings quickly and efficiently in many different situations. Teeline shorthand is the simplest form of shorthand to use and the quickest system to learn - whether you are using it as a journalist, secretary, minute clerk, manager at a business meeting, student taking lecture notes or for any other reason. You can work at your own pace in your home or wherever you wish. You can either work online or you can print off the PDF versions of the lessons and download the sound files to a computer/laptop/mp3/iPhone etc. That way you can work on your lessons at pdfany time and without the need to be connected to a computer or the internet! There are no unnecessary CDs, books or other materials - everything you need to learn Teeline shorthand is provided in our clear, concise and easy to follow lessons - except the paper and pen that is! We are doing our bit to help save the planet. Our unique course has no end dates - no semesters or terms and no need to renew your registration. Once you have signed up you have unlimited access. You can stop and restart at any time and for no extra cost. Download our brochure from here

The Teeline System

The Teeline system was first published in 1968 and has become increasingly popular because it is simple, logical and gets results. It was invented by the late James Hill, previously a Pitmans teacher. Because it is based on ordinary handwriting letters that everybody already knows, and has a degree of flexibility, it is easy and quick to learn.

Teeline for Journalists 

James Hill died before his system became widespread, but not before its virtues had been recognised by the late Harry Butler, who was at the time the shorthand consultant to the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ). He was immediately converted to a system where trainee journalists could achieve 100 wpm in a fraction of the time it took using other shorthand systems.

Teeline Education Ltd

Teeline Education Limited was incorporated in 1971 to promote the system and The Teeline partnership is the successor body to that company. The connection with the NCTJ is still strong. For further information or to check our credentials with them, you can contact Terence Brownrigg at The Teeline Partnership by emailing: terencebrownrigg @ btinternet.com

About us

Teeline Online is the result of a partnership between Liz Cray and Alison Berglas who have known each other for over 40 years. Alison Berglas is a qualified shorthand teacher who trained originally with Pitman College. She then went on to establish and run her own Secretarial College specialising in short, intensive courses including specially designed Teeline Courses. She has had almost 20 years experience teaching Teeline and designing courses to suit many different people at home, in the office and in Colleges. Liz's background is in management development, communications and web development. She looks after our students and clients as well as keeping our websites and social media up to date and any technical issues - of which there are very few, thankfully! Liz and Alison identified the need for accessible courses that can be learnt conveniently without the need for the traditional classroom and with their combined skills and knowledge they produced Teeline Online.

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