In Kentucky, students may be able to learn coding instead of a
Legislation in the Kentucky Senate would let students use
computer programming courses to satisfy foreign-language
The bill passed the Senate Education Committee on a 10-1 vote
last week in a move forward.
Coding: Foreign Language Requirement in Schools May be Satisfied
with Computer Programming
This is not as crazy as it sounds. My friend Wlofie (who lives in
Sweden) considered me multilingual even if I didn't think so, because I knew
multiple computer languages (various assembly languages, C, Lua, some Pascal,
Fortran, Perl, Lisp, Forth and Erlang, plus having written my own back in
college) even if I only spoke one language (English). This, from a guy who
spoke at least four languages fluently.
Sigh. Why not twenty-five years ago? I could have saved myself
years of anguish attempting to learn German (really? six
different forms of the article the?) had this been the case when I
was in school.
Then again, I would have missed out on a teacher that sent students on
daily donut runs …
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