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You can work at your own pace

Our course is suitable for complete beginners and those wishing to refresh their skills. There are ten lessons - each lesson is set out in a logical and clear way so that you can complete the theory and with regular practice, achieve speeds of 80wpm to 120wpm. The lessons include drill sheets to print off to practice writing, theory exercises to test your progress and speed dictations.

By the end of your first lesson

You will have covered the alphabet and you can start to write simple words and sentences. In fact, we encourage and help you to start using it straight away with hints and advice on how to include it in your day to day writing. You should find that within a very short time youare writing confidently and accurately and building your speed.

If you've done Teeline before, you can do the lessons in any order you wish and go back and revise as necessary. If you want support then you may find our Improver/Journalists level suitable.

Our competitive prices give you unlimited access and options for the level of support. To learn about the levels in more detail and see the features, please view: What are the packages and what support is available?

You can have a look at an extract from our online lessons - this is just a sample of what our lessons look like, so you can see how it is laid out and how easy it is to follow: Sample Teeline Lesson

Who is it for?

Our course is suitable for complete beginners and those wishing to refresh their skills. There are ten lessons - each lesson is set out in a logical and clear way so that you can complete the theory and with regular practice, achieve speeds of 80wpm to 120wpm. The lessons include drill sheets to print off to practice writing, theory exercises to test your progress and speed dictations. See the outline lesson content below.

Alongside of our ten online Teeline shorthand lessons we have dictations ranging from 30 words per minute (wpm) to 120 words per minute (wpm). The dictations are classified easy, medium and hard and range from 1 minute through to 4 minutes. There are around 25 dictations at each speed. As you go through the increased speeds, the number of words in each passage will increase and therefore you will be adding new words to your dictation.

Unlimited Access

Unlimited access means you've access to the site as often and for as long as you wish. There are no restrictions or timescales on any of the course levels and you've access for life on whichever level you choose. That means you can use it when you wish and even come back at any time to refresh your skills when you've completed the ten lessons. You complete the course at your own pace. We understand that there may be a need to take a break from the course and return at a later date and if that happens, we can offer suggestions of the best way to revise before moving on.

How long will it take?

There are ten lessons in total, including two that help you to consolidate the theory and concentrate on building speed with relevant dictations. With regular practice you can complete the course, writing at speed in ten weeks. This is if you're able to work on the lessons for about an hour a day, one lesson per week in order to start building speed. And of course - we are always available at the end of an email to help you and to answer any questions you may have. We are here to help you achieve your goals, whatever they may be, wherever in the world you may be.

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 i gives you an idea of how the lessons are structured Try it now

Lesson Content

Here's a sample of what each lesson covers:

Lesson 1 includes:

  •  The Teeline Alphabet
  •  Joining Consonants
  •  Joined Letters
  •  Combining characters
  •  Forming words
  •  Special outlines

Lesson 2 includes:

  •  The vowels
  •  Forming vowels
  •  Special outlines and vowels
  •  Vowel indicators

Lesson 3 includes:

  •  Blending (incl SF, X, TD, CM and more)
  •  Easy joining techniques
  •  Special outlines
  •  Groupings indicators

Lesson 4 includes:

  •  Using vowel indicators
  •  Using vowel indicators as word endings
  •  pecial outlines and groupings
  •  COM
  •  More blends

Lesson 5 includes:

  •  Using full vowels
  •  Word endings using full vowels
  •  Revision of lessons 1-4
  •  Revision worksheets

Lesson 6 includes:

  •  Consonants as word endings
  •  NCE, NCH, MENT, TION, LY, TIAL endings
  •  Special outlines
  •  More word groupings

Lesson 7 includes:

  •  Doubling for R
  •  Doubling for L, M and W
  •  Shortcuts for prefixes
  •  Special outlines and word groupings

Lesson 8 includes:

  •  Consolidation covering theory learned so far
  •  Punctuation, days of the week, months
  •  Dictations at 70, 80 and 90 wpm

Lesson 9 includes:

  •  Intersecting with consonants
  •  Intersecting with vowels
  •  Special outlines and groupings
  •  More dictations

Lesson 10 includes:

  •  Bringing it all together
  •  Recap of lessons
  •  More special outlines and groupings
  •  Dictations up to 100 and 110 wpm

Most lessons include worksheets, dictations, exercises, hints etc.,