ELI Computer Lab Class: Week 1 – Welcome! and Typing.com

Hello! Welcome to the ELI Computer Lab Class. Each week, I will share the materials and information from the ELI Computer Lab Class in this blog.

You can see the slides from the first week of class below. If the slides do not load in your browser, click here to access the slides.

Today’s resource is about typing.com!

An exercise on typing.com
An exercise on typing.com

As its name suggests, typing.com is a website which helps you learn how to type properly on a US English keyboard. The website is free, and it offers a few dozen sequential tutorials that guide you from the most basic beginner-level practice (F, J, and Space) up to advanced-level full-keyboard speed and accuracy drills. Students can create accounts to track their progress and earn achievement badges.

Typing is an important skill for ESL/EFL students due to the amount of typed work they may be expected to produce in classes as well as their later careers. It’s also a necessary skill to enable students to confidently tackle standardized exams (such as the TOEFL and GRE) which require that students type original compositions under time pressure.

So check it out!

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