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Keyboarding game and Typing tutor for ESL students unfamiliar with Roman letters keyboards

  1. For ESL learners unfamiliar with Roman letters keyboards, the LRC features only a few keyboards with non-Roman character overlays, and otherwise software transliterators integrated into Windows that, while allowing typing in L1 for dictionary lookup and note taking, still require familiarity with the Roman letters keyboards. To help ESL learners getting started, here are a 2 websites I found:
  2. A typing tutor: image
    1. pros: pedagogically sound: English words are given as cues, and an on screen keyboard that can be operated from the hardware keyboard, but gives hints when needed by highlighting the next letter on the keyboard after a waiting period
    2. cons: a bit drab.
  3. An arcade-like keyboarding game (Missile command/Tetris): image
    1. cons:
      1. bit too much sound,
      2. not advertisement free
      3. letters only, not practice of English words
    2. pros:
      1. autostarts and thus can be directly launched for students from the teacher station as a divertissement during slow times in the LRC ,
      2. reasonably entertaining,
      3. Levels that start slow, but adaptive.
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