"Given the ubiquity of keyboards and the growing expectation that secondary school pupils and university students will type their essays and coursework. I think it is one of the most useful skills a child can learn - at any age from seven upwards. A self-teaching computer program I can recommend is Englishtype. It was developed by Jo Westwood an educational psychologist, and is structured around the national curriculum. A senior version is aimed at teenagers and adults. With concentrated practice, it should be possible to learn in a week a skill that may well last a lifetime."
by John Clare, The Daily Telegraph.
LEARN TO TYPE
Try the UK’s best touch typing
tutor and see how thousands
of children and adults have learned to type.
Developed by an Educational Psychologist
Designed for the UK Curriculum
Extra Educational benefits whilst teaching typing
Special Needs friendly
Teacher Admin package for schools
EnglishType - The Educational Touch Typing Tutors
Touch typing is an essential life skill for everyone today. Computers are everywhere and using a keyboard without touch typing is like using a feather and pot of ink to write - painfully slow!
For Special Needs like Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Austism/ASD and VI, teaching touch typing can be life changing. Written work is often a difficult & disliked area, and learning to touch type can significantly improve both quantity & quality of written work.
"You want to put wings on the heels of your children?
Teach them to touch type.
They'll bless you for it in later life. Or they'll hunt and peck like electro-chickens
for the rest of their days."
John Sutherland, Professor, University College London
At home and in school,
Englishtype is a leading brand of touch typing tutor developed
especially for the UK Curriculumby
an Educational Psychologist (educational designer of
BBC Schools Dance Mat Typing).¬ Learning to type can
take as little as one week and short lessons &
arcade-style games make typing practice fun.
After teaching generations of children and adults the
correct way to type, the Dance Mat Typing formula is
improved upon in the latest version of the EnglishType
Optimised for standalone touch typing tuition, Englishtype
can be used offline and completely independently of other
software, making it ideal for use on laptops or PCs with
limited internet access.
Englishtype has many unique features that maximise its educational benefits:
Boosts literacy at the same time as teaching typing, improving reading, spelling, grammar & punctuation
unlike other typing programs, Englishtype uses a carefully structured vocabulary
uses high frequency words and National Literacy Strategy word lists
no nonsense words and no mix of real words & non-words
Special Needs friendly design features make it ideal for mixed ability groups, challenging the brightest students whilst giving extra help to those with Special Needs
strong multi-sensory design
unique colour coding system of keys & fingers
both written & spoken instructions
visually simple & uncluttered presentation
extra lessons to help spelling
designed originally for Dyslexic pupils, it is used across a variety of Special Needs very successfully (click for more information)
NEW Speed Booster increases results by 25%
Englishtype is the only touch typing tutor that has a detailed Teacher Administration program in Educational versions
"It was great to learn how to touch type, it's so useful when you get older, for school and university and at work. My dad is a barrister and he's always working on his laptop. He can type so fast, now I can be like him" Augusta, aged 9