Easter Greetings from the team at OnlineShorthand.com
There is no doubt that learning Teeline Shorthand
can be a daunting prospect but our learners continually
impress us with the level of competence that they
manage to achieve. Well done everyone! One student,
Melissa Chandler tells her story:
I did it! I passed at 80 wpm with 100% distinction
in just 6 months.
I started shorthand when I was nearing the end
of my Journalism Diploma. At the time I was living
in England, but after a month I returned home to
My next move was to Spain where I have been living
since. I have a two year old son who keeps me pretty
busy, so trying to fit in learning shorthand seemed
rather an impossible task especially when he sat
on my knee trying to distract me.
I remember my first lesson online
with my personal tutor; she was so
positive and sure I was going to get
After the call I remember staring
into my textbook wondering what I had taken on and
how on earth I would manage to write shorthand at
all let alone at 80 wpm! Over the next six months
I kept at it with 1-2 lessons a week and, much of
my own time drilling and practicing each day. There
were many times I felt frustrated with myself and
thought I would never get it, but my tutor always
encouraged me and believed if I kept pushing on
and didn’t give up I could do it. Sure enough she
was right, after a while it just clicked and started
to happen for me. Then I slowly developed speed.
Before I knew it, it was time for my final exam,
and I did it, achieved 80wpm at the first attempt!
Having achieved my objective, I am really enjoying
not having to study Teeline every day. I’m a sucker
for punishment though as last night I started Spanish
It’s rewarding for us when we analyse the data
that you provide for us in your completed learner
evaluation documents. Your feedback is vitally important
During 2009/2010, 78% rated both the quality
of training and the quality of the online learning
resources “Outstanding”. The remaining 22% responded
“Good”. This is indeed gratifying. Thank you. As
you can see from the chart below, there were no
responses for “Satisfactory” or “Poor”.
In this edition of the newsletter we are introducing a transcription competition for all of you who have learned the theory. We thought that you might like to read
"The Story of Teeline" in Teeline! It’s in nine parts and was written originally in longhand by Mrs I C Hill.
Mrs Hill, who helped her husband James to promote Teeline, has written many Teeline books and is now enjoying a well-deserved retirement. She has given us permission to tell the story of Teeline.
Click here to view Part 1
The winner will be selected from all transcription
entries during the first week in May. The transcript
will appear in the Summer edition of the newsletter
and the name of the winner will be identified.