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Why ELL Students Should Learn Code.

February 20, 2016

ELLs learning to code

English-language learners (and disadvantaged students) stand to benefit the most from learning to code. Here are just a few reasons:

  • There is a huge demand in tech related vocational jobs that are high paying ($70k/year,) that don’t require a university degree.
  • All coding languages (ex: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Python, PHP) are based in English – ELLs will see their English skills improve by learning to code.
  • Inexpensive equipment is all you need to learn to code – you could do it with very affordable computers like Chromebooks.

A big demand for tech workers

The vocational and factory jobs of the 1960’s are gone, or going away. But the great thing is, that they are quickly being replaced by technology related professions that are high paying, have great working environments, and the demand is only growing.

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