How is shorthand relevant today

Distance learning to learn shorthand

The German shorthand (stenography - short steno) is an important tool nowadays: with steno you can effortlessly take notes, be it in the university at lectures, during sales talks, at a congress or in telephone conversations with customers or clients. Both in training and at work, it is often important to record information quickly. Since you can write three to four times as fast with shorthand than with conventional typeface, shorthand is perfect for writing down the content of a conversation quickly and easily.

With a little practice, you can write this note with little effort and you can use it very flexibly in work and everyday life. For this reason, shorthand is in great demand, especially in the current information and communication age, and is currently experiencing a comeback. Shorthand offers many advantages over colleagues, because: If you can do shorthand, you have more time for the essentials. And today many no longer speak shorthand. The SGD Correspondence Course Stenography is aimed primarily at people who have to write a lot and quickly, both professionally and privately. Schoolchildren, students and trainees represent a special target group. Especially in times of education and training, the ability to quickly grasp the most important data and facts is one of the key qualifications. In addition, the correspondence course is aimed at those who have to prove their shorthand skills in an examination. Flexible learning is possible with the SGD course. In this way you can go from a beginner to an expert in shorthand in no time. With the exercises provided, you will learn how to quickly and confidently shorthand a wide variety of German-language texts. Towards the end of the correspondence course, you should be able to reach a speed of up to 200 syllables per minute.

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Details on the distance learning shorthand:

Requirements: The correspondence course requires a command of the written and spoken German language. You will also need a tape recorder to use the course materials.
Start and duration of study: Start: You can start the correspondence course at any time. There are no set start and end dates.
Duration: The correspondence course lasts six months. It is designed in such a way that you can process the materials more quickly or, if necessary, take more time.
Learning material: During the correspondence course you will get to know the different areas of shorthand. The correspondence course covers both the historical beginnings of shorthand and the individual variants of shorthand. Before you deal with the individual quick scripts, you will get to know the traffic script. Then get to know the express script and the details of the speech script. Since regular training is particularly important when learning shorthand, you will receive many exercises in the individual areas that are intended to support you in learning and practicing shorthand.
Service: During the processing, the free support service is available to you for a total of 9 months. After individual consultation with the Darmstadt Study Community, further free use beyond this period may be possible. You can also take part in the wavelearn online learning system and test the course offerings free of charge for the first month.
Graduation: With the successful participation in the course, the participants receive an SGD certificate of completion.
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