Computer Science Is Not a Foreign Language: Opinion


Huff Post: Computer science is not a foreign language replacement

Opinion piece: Marty Abbott is the coauthor of this article. She is the Executive Director for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Prior to coming to ACTFL in 2004, Marty was a language teacher, language supervisor and the Director of High School Instruction for the Fairfax County Public Schools (VA).


About Dr. Rita Oates

As the ISTE representative for FSTE, Rita shares info between the two organizations to try to help both. She is a former high school English teacher and adviser to student publications.In Miami-Dade schools, she led ed tech for nearly eight years, winning multiple grants for software co-development, PD, and special projects. With Barry University, she won a FIPSE grant. She has written 12 books and more than 100 articles about technology, education, and school reform. She has been president of Oates Associates consulting firm for 20 years.

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