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Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing

Mavis Beacon, the world's most famous typing teacher, provides dynamic personal instruction, placing students in lessons based on their current skill level and then adjusting the lessons as their typing improves. Optional lessons are included for the Dvorak keyboard, used by the world's fastest typists.

Students will never miss practice again with automatic iCal® reminders. New practice options include typing RSS news feeds, iTunes song lyrics, and the full text of classic novels. Optional classroom tracking software and password protection of student records is included for typing labs.

For ages 6 to adult.

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing

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 Welcome to Software MacKiev's Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing!

More RSS Feeds

Keep your finger on the pulse while you practice your typing with four times as many up-to-the minute news feeds as before. Type today's weather forecast from The Weather Channel, the latest science report from NASA, or the top news stories from BBC News — you'll be a smarter and wiser typist for it!

Even more games!

With seventeen gorgeous typing games, including the new Ragtime Rhythm, this Mavis Beacon has more games than ever before.

Mavis Avatar

The world's number one typing instructor comes alive in this new edition when she speaks to you as an avatar during your typing lessons.

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Export Creature Movies!

Create an animal or a fantasy creature in the Creature Lab Game, then export it as a QuickTime® movie to post on the Web or send to a friend. Typing practice was never this much fun!

Track Your Progress. Chart Your Success!

Mavis Beacon tracks your progress step by step and points out the keys you need to concentrate on. And when you pass a major typing milestone you can print out a certificate from the Mavis Beacon Institute.

Twice as many classic novels

We've added the full text of even more classic novels to keep you engrossed as you type — from Around the World in Eighty Days to Moby Dick. Bookmarks are placed automatically as you pause or stop the lesson, so you can always find your place right away.

Song Lyrics Practice

Practice typing the lyrics from your favorite music while you listen to the same songs in your iTunes® playlists!

Dvorak Keyboard

We think August Dvorak would be mighty pleased that the keyboard he introduced in 1936 would be used by the world's fastest typists. Now you can try out the Dvorak keyboard too - as an option to the traditional QWERTY keyboard in this new edition.

iCal® Reminders

Now you can easily set up automatic reminders in iCal to make sure you get in the practice time you need - up to three times a day!

Floating Typing Gauge

Measure your typing speed in any application with this new floating menu bar utility.


Your roadmap to typing excellence!
Mavis User Guide Image

Filled with helpful advice

From installation to ergonomics, the User Guide provides step-by-step instructions that will be helpful to the novice and experienced user alike.

Mavis User Guide Book inside

Full colour User Guides!

Supplied as PDF files:

  • Teacher User Guide, 41 pages
  • Student User Guide, 114 pages

The definitive guide to the most popular typing tutor of all time, the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing User Guide is the ultimate reference tool for building your typing skills.

Award - winning design

Written by the same creative team at Software MacKiev who developed the Mac OS X edition of Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, we think you'll find that the guide is as elegantly designed as it is useful.

User Guide inside

Mac Universal
Minimum System Requirements:
  • System: Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later, including OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"
  • Processor: G4 867 MHz or faster, including Intel-based Mac computers
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Display: 1024x768, Millions of Colors
  • Free Hard Disk Space: 800 MB
PC edition
Minimum System Requirements:
  • System: Microsoft Windows XP SP3 or later, including Windows 10
  • Processor: 1.5GHz Intel or equivalent
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Display: 1024 x 768, 32 bit color depth
  • Free Hard Disk Space: 800 MB
Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Academic Edition includes:
  • QWERTY and Dvorak keyboard layouts
  • Individually tailored lessons as skills grow
  • More than 1000 text passages for practice
  • Dictation and transcription exercises
  • Ergonomic videos and posture exercises
  • Curriculum map, reports, and certificates
  • 17 typing games including 3 network games
  • Custom Lesson Designer using your own text


Ordering Multiple Licences

Licence prices are per each computer. For multiple users, Need to purchase the Mac or Win single-user, plus the number of additional user licences.
For multiple licenses, please add 1 Single User to the cart, and then add the correct number of additional licences.


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Product Name Ex GST Inc GST Qty
Mavis Beacon - Dual Mac/Win Single User Product $43.47 $49.99
Mavis Beacon - Dual Mac/Win per additional user (you must also purchase 1 Single User for 1st user) $43.47 $49.99
2+ $30.43 $35.00
21+ $29.57 $34.00
51+ $28.70 $33.00
100+ $26.96 $31.00
Mavis Beacon - Dual Mac/Win Network licence (up to 50 users) $694.78 $799.00