Frequently Asked Questions
Want to learn how to type faster, or need more information about our courses? Read our FAQ’s below for more information.
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 – 15 hours to complete, however everyone is different. At this point, all of the Keys should have been learnt 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.
Most schools agree that when someone can touch type at around 25-30wpm they are competent enough to be able to use a laptop in the classroom and for exams. Some schools may decide that around 20wpm is sufficient. We are more than happy to contact your child’s school to recommend laptop use when these sorts of results are achieved.
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, dyspraxia 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 9 and upwards as we feel that they get the most out of learning to Touch Type.
Practice Touch Typing: Learn to type without looking at the keyboard. Use online typing tutorials or software to practice Touch Typing and improve muscle memory.
Regular practice: Dedicate time to regular typing courses. Consistent practice will help build speed and improve muscle memory.
Our Flexi courses do tend to suit students who have a busy lifestyle or commitments after school/college. The course 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. Our course is run online via Zoom, with a teacher to help and advise throughout.
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. We have had a medics, journalists and an 81 year old author to name a few.
5 Benefits of Touch Typing Skills
- Saves 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
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.