Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I do a trial lesson at TypeTopia?
Of course! The first trial lesson is completely free and without obligation. So if you want to know whether you like TypeTopia, try it out right away.
In this trial lesson, you will meet other members of TypeTopia and experience how we teach you touch typing step-by-step. You will get to play the fun typing games that we offer.
Are you suited to solve the mystery of the Star Ring? Show what you can do in the first real mission during the free trial lesson.
How long does the TypeTopia touch typing course take?
Each daily assignment takes about 20 minutes. You choose how often you want to practice per week in your online schedule. Five, four or three times a week. There are 100 exciting missions, so bring it on.
- 5 x p/w = exam after 20 weeks
- 4 x p/w = exam after 25 weeks
- 3 x p/w = exam after 33 weeks
Please note! TypeTopia takes a bit longer than other online touch typing courses. This is because we teach touch typing, guaranteed, so you become much faster.
What is the average age?
Most of the children who participate are around 10-11 years old. But we have even had very young participants of only 7 years old.
It is important that the reading level is good and that the child's hands are not too small to operate the keyboard properly.
We have also had outliers at later ages; for example, someone aged 80 has learned to touch type with TypeTopia.
Of how many lessons does the TypeTopia touch typing course exist?
TypeTopia bestaat uit 19 modules met elk 5 dag opdrachten. In totaal zijn er dus 95 opdrachten te doen. Dat is meer vergeleken met andere online typecursussen, logisch want bij TypeTopia leren we je blindtypen zodat je het nooit meer verleert. En dat heeft nu eenmaal meer tijd en oefening nodig.
For how long is TypeTopia valid?
We will help you until you have learned to touch type properly, hitting at least 120 strokes per minute.
Almost everyone finishes the course within a year. Of course, there are exceptions in case of illness or other personal situations that make you take longer.
If your child needs a longer period of time due to personal circumstances, please contact us within the contract period of one year so that we can make an arrangement.
There is no additional charge for this extension.
How much should you practise each day or week?
When learning the keyboard, it is important to practise frequently with as few breaks in between as possible.
Each daily assignment takes about 20 minutes. The daily assignments are structured in such a way that we first start by repeating what was introduced last time. This is followed by a new letter or symbol which is practised sufficiently so that you will be able to find it again next time.
If there are too many pauses between practice sessions, choose "Extra practice" from the main menu first. This will train only the previous exercises, strengthening the basis.
If you want to finish the course sooner, you can! But make sure you have enough breaks between the individual daily assignments. Do something else in between that does not require you to concentrate. For example, play outside, play sports, chill out...