Frequenlty Asked Questions
The amount of time required correlates with the amount of time and effort you put in. We usually say that our programme takes about 12 hours to complete. At this point, all of the Keys should have been learned and it will be a case of continued practice to increase words per minute.
Yes absolutely, if not more successful as pupils are not distracted by others in the class.
Our Flexi courses are designed so that you can learn to Touch Type anytime anywhere! We set the first tasks to complete, once you have completed those you will be asked to submit your report and we will then set the next set of tasks. We give feedback via email on how you may be able to improve and also ask for short videos of your Typing so that we can monitor your finger placement.
The programme we use was designed with dyslexic learners in mind but is suitable for all children or adults whether they have learning difficulties or not.
By learning to touch type, children can save a lot of time preparing work. Learning to type can also help children with specific learning difficulties such as ADHD, dysgraphia, and dyslexia, where they will often struggle to write by hand.
We find that this depends on the child and whether they are keen to learn and happy to sit still for a period of time! We teach children aged 8 and upwards as we feel that they get the most out of learning to Touch Type.
Unlike other touch typing software, Englishtype maximises literacy benefits at the same time as teaching typing. Unique colour coding of fingers & letters boosts skill learning. The programme consists of lessons, Games Boosters and Spellings so it keeps the student interested throughout. We have used a variety of programmes and have found this to be the most successful.
Our Flexi courses do tend to work if the student has a busy lifestyle or commitments after school/college. They can be done anytime and anywhere that suits them.
Our Online courses are good if the student would like a set time each week to learn to Touch type. They do this online with a teacher to help and advise throughout via Zoom.
You are never too old to learn how to touch type! It’s definitely a skill worth mastering if you’re looking for a new career, embarking on a degree course or simply want to improve your computer skills.
5 Benefits of Touch Typing skills
• Save time. Perhaps the most obvious benefit of learning to touch type is that it saves an individual (and their company) considerable amounts of time.
• Eases frustration with school written work, therefore increasing confidence in the classroom.
• Increased speed of text production.
• Increases workplace productivity.