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.