Teaching methods

I've always been been curious to know how shorthand used to be taught in American high schools or business schools. What speed and what level of proficiency were considered as standards, let's say for intermediate courses ?

I'm a conference interpreter and I learnt shorthand, not Gregg shorthand unfortunately, in a Swiss school that trained conference interpreters and stenotypists. Dictation courses were pretty much like military drills and we were required to take 130 wpm only after six months' intensive courses. I still use pen-shorthand whenever I can.

(by mark for everyone)

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