The Most Popular Programming Languages

a. Read and listen here

b. Work in small groups (3-4 students). Discuss the following questions and take notes on your partners’ answers:

  • Which language of coding would you recommend to learn first?
  • Which programming languages do you want to learn? Why?
  • Computer languages such as FORTRAN and COBOL were once very popular, but not so much anymore. Why do you think they lost popularity?
  • Which languages in the top 10 do you think will drop in 10 years? Which one will gain in popularity?

c. Read about the Top Programming languages of 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

d Role – Playing Activity: Work in small groups and imagine to have a conversation with an expert (or experts) who is the author of a very successful book: “The 10 top programming languages of the future”. Play your role!

e. Write (Homework) an opinion paragraph (100-140 words) and explain your point of view referring to the best programming languages to learn today.

5 of the Worst Computer Viruses Ever

a. Watch the video and take notes about five of the worst computer viruses of all time and how exactly they became so powerful.

b. Role Play: Work with your partners in small groups and imagine getting a computer virus attack. Tell about your stressful experience, use previous information and play your role!

c. Homework: write a 100 -140 words paragraph comparing the computer viruses described in the video.

Data Security

a. Watch the video and complete the online activities

b. Take notes of new words and update your word list

c. Complete the test

d. Read about key threats to data security and how keeping data secure (Don’t forget to update your word list!).

e. Write 5 questions in order to check your classmates’ understanding.

Grace Hopper: She taught computers to talk

a. Watch (without subtitles) the following video “Who is Grace Hopper?” and take notes about key events in her life:

b. Compare your notes with your partner’s

c. Watch the video again (with English subtitles) and check your notes.

d. Read the text “Grace Hopper: She taught computers to talk” PDF

e. Complete your Word List with new words

f. Explain and write your opinion on the following quotes: