Sunday, September 12th, 2010 at 4:23 pm
Aimed at people who need to pick up shorthand skills in the shortest possible time, this great new Pitman Training (course 1 and course 2) will teach you shorthand theory in just 35 hours, enabling you to write up to a speed of 40 wpm.
The course is similar to the Teeline Fast textbook, except it teaches Pitman’s shorthand version.
There are many exercises for students to do and ample dictation practice available.
Sunday, September 5th, 2010 at 1:37 pm
teeline shorthand is suitable for the self-learner as well as for class use. It covers the requirements of all shorthand courses: Teeline is accepted by most of the relevant examining bodies. It is also the system taught at the BBC secretarial training school and is accepted by the National Council for the Training of Journalists. The construction of Teeline is such that it is readily adaptable to foreign languages and it is therefore ideal for those who intend to become bilingual secretaries.
Teeline Gold is the leading course book for those interested in learning Teeline shorthand.
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Inside Teeline Gold:
* Each theory point is immediately backed up with exercise practice to consolidate learning.
* All the exercises are presented in Teeline for all-important reading practice.
* The reading and dictation passages prepare students for exam work.
* Special outlines, distinguishing outlines and word groupings are highlighted [Read More]
Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 at 10:17 am
teeline shorthand was invented by James Hill in 1970. It is aimed at a self-taught approach and a light learning load. Perfect for people with a busy lifestyle.
What exactly is Teeline? Teeline is a system of speed writing (shorthand) that uses the letters of the English alphabet already familiar to us and stream lines it.
Simply think of how teenagers write text messages. They remove the letters that are silent when sounding out a word, which are commonly vowels, for example hello is abbreviated to “hlo” and bye is shortened to “bi”. Depending on how the word sounds when spoken dictates what letters are written. Teeline works on a similar principal.
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This Teeline Gold edition of the "Word List" has doubled in size and contains recommended Teeline outlines for over 12,000 words which might be expected to occur frequently in non-technical material. New appendices of legal and medical words are included.
Sunday, August 1st, 2010 at 8:45 pm
There exist a few forms of shorthand, the two popular ones are Pitman and Teeline. The former is notable for requiring different stroke pressure (hard/soft) and has ‘decoration’ around the outlines whereas teeline shorthand appears far more flowing and economical.
If you’d like to see some Teeline outlines check out these from an online course of practice audio files by UK’s Goldsmiths University.
Fast teeliners hit speeds of 150wpm. That’s about two thirds the average speed people read, and about twice as fast as most people can type. So, seriously fast. Based on standard recommendation of 30mins/day, most individuals can reach 70wpm writing speed with a couple of months practice .
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This course book is designed for short courses of all kinds either in the classroom or for self-study. It contains sufficient theory to lay the foundation for higher speeds for students who chose to progress.
Saturday, April 10th, 2010 at 7:16 am
Is there a way to shorten numbers in Teeline? or is it just for words?
Numbers 1-99 are normally written. There are a hundred Abbreviations (RD), mil (THS), one hundred thousand (RD THS), millions (M), one hundred million (DRM) and one billion dollars (THSM) Unless it is a round number to perfection probably has to be written by hand.
Teeline Gold Coursebook
* Each theory point is immediately backed up with exercise practice to consolidate learning. * All the exercises are presented in Teeline for all-important reading practice. * The reading and dictation passages prepare students for exam work. * Special outlines, distinguishing outlines and word groupings are highlighted so that they can be accessed quickly….
This course book is designed for short courses of all kinds either in the classroom or for self-study. It contains sufficient theory to lay the foundation for higher speeds for students who chose to progress….
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 at 12:48 pm
Teeline is a shorthand system accepted by the National Council for the Training of Journalists, an organization for training journalists in the United Kingdom. It was developed in 1968 by James Hill, a teacher of Pitman Shorthand and is adaptable to a variety of languages but is mainly used within the Commonwealth. It was created so that the basic alphabet can be quickly learned. With practice speeds of up to 150 words per minute are possible. It is common for people to create their own word groupings to increase their speed.
It is a streamlined way to transcribe the spoken word quickly by removing unnecessary letters from words and making the letters themselves faster to write. Vowels are often removed when they are not the first or last letter of a word, and silent letters are also ignored. Common prefixes, suffixes, and word pairings (such as “sh” and “ing”) are reduced to single symbols. The symbols themselves are derived from the old cursive forms of the letter and the unnecessary parts are again stripped leaving only the core of the letter left.
Teeline differs from many shorthand systems by basing itself on the alphabet as opposed to phonetics, making it simpler to learn but also carrying the speed limitations of the alphabet. However, it is common to find some phonetics used. For example, ph is often just written as an f, so the word phase would be written as if it were spelled fase. This coincides with the creator’s intentions of streamlining it as much as possible. Like many shorthand systems there are few strict rules on how to write it, so it is not uncommon for the user to adapted it to make to make writting as swift as possible. Also, words in Teeline are written by connecting letters together, as opposed to writing each individually, which allows for a faster writing speed.