Englishtype Senior - Windows Download
This unique touch typing tutor was developed by an educational psychologist specialising in dyslexia for 25 years. It maximises literacy benefits at the same time as teaching typing and is carefully designed to meet the special needs of dyslexic teenagers and adults; it uses a multi-sensory approach, strong colour coding, a simple visual presentation style and both written & spoken instructions.
Englishtype Senior is a version of the best selling children's typing tutor, Englishtype Junior, designed for older students. Englishtype Senior was developed by an experienced Educational Psychologist and is designed to boost literacy at the same time as teaching typing.
Unlike other typing tutors, Englishtype Senior is designed to maximise additional literacy benefits at the same time as teaching typing. We recommend Senior for over 12 years old up to adults, or sometimes Junior can be good for older children if they have Special Needs.
supports general literacy learning: improves reading, spelling, grammar and punctuation
uses age appropriate, relevant & useful vocabulary including the 300 most common words in adult English language
uses real words from Lesson 1, and does not use nonsense words or jibberish that can be very confusing, and even damaging, to literacy skills
uses quotations and proverbs to add interest
Englishtype Senior is excellent for mixed ability groups; challenging the brightest students whilst providing extra help for those with Special Needs. The inclusive design means all students can use the same program and work at the same time, but at their own pace (see Special Needs section for more details). It has a Special Needs friendly design, including:
- a multi-sensory approach
- strong colour coding
- visually simple & uncluttered presentation style
- both spoken & written instructions
- choice of background screen colours
- highly structured content
Englishtype uses a unique colour coding system to build learning quickly and efficiently. Learning key & finger relationships as rapidly as possible is the main aim of any typing tutor. Supporting this link is an integral part of Englishtype's unique design.
There are three learning Options:
Basic - easy and essential words
Everyday - general adult vocabulary
Advanced - more mature language
Englishtype Senior teaches with a combination of short, motivating self-taught lessons and arcade-style games to encourage painless practice.There are 12 lessons in total, and 3 games which are introduced at the end of different lessons.
Playing the games is essential - this is where you test what you have learned.
Minimum system requirements:
- Windows XP or above, 500MB RAM, CD ROM Drive,32-bit mode, sound with speakers or headphones.
- A version for MacOSX 10.6 or above is available, please contact us for more information.