We've enjoyed another busy year with lots of successful learners mastering the theory
of Teeline Shorthand as well as building speed and proficiency online. Special thanks
to all of those who participated this year and kept me inspired by your keenness
and willingness to learn.
More and more learners worldwide are excelling whilst holding down responsible posts.
This year we have ventured into Cyprus for the first time thanks to the power of
I wish you and your families every good wish for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year
and hope that you will face the coming year invigorated and full of inspiration
to take on all that lies ahead.
JAMES HILL AWARD 2010
Having had so many remarkable successes this year, it has been a difficult choice
but the worthy winner of The James Hill Award goes to Carol Ward who excelled.
Carol works in London, England and registered with us for the Intermediate semester.
The expectation was that she would increase her speed from approximately 50 wpm
to 80 wpm. But she exceeded our expectations (and hers) and managed to pass at 100
wpm with distinction in just 17 weeks.
Carol chose a Lamy pen as her prize and had this to say about her motivation and
"What a marvellous surprise to receive the James Hill Award 2010, especially
knowing how challenging it was to get on even a bottom rung of your online speed
ladder! Previously I had learned the fundamentals of Teeline although without any
speed development, this remained around 40/50 wpm which had limited practical application.
I remember how my mother was often called upon to take high speed shorthand at various
meetings and thought if I could achieve just 80 wpm this might present new opportunities.
The course was excellent; in particular I could follow it online both at home and
during occasional quiet moments at work, plus practicing outlines and dictation
(via mp3 player) during tube journeys. Also the website provided a really nice variety
of exercises and most important of all were our telephone tutorials; the combination
of steadily increased time trials and constructive feedback kept me motivated until
I found myself achieving 100 wpm! I now routinely use Teeline for taking dictation
and general notes both at work and during course tutorials and next year will be
aiming for even higher speeds."