you're not so good in English, you'll immediately feel like you're in the second row.
There is no "feel" about it, you are in the second row.
English is, like it or not, the de facto
But the simple fact is that some people are more stupid than
others, more motivated, and so on.
It is only the people who spend their time making other people's lives
difficult with politically correct barking who either believe or pretend
to believe that humans are all born equal: they forget about genetics!
I run an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) school in Bulgaria, and teach intelligent
and/or motivated children: those who are too stupid and/or too lazy to keep up with
the classes either drop out of my school or are pushed by me. Let's call this Social Darwinism.
Interestingly enough I have had some really quite stupid children who have worked
extremely hard to gain a good level of English: I will always favour them over the
intelligent ones who are lazy.
I, for one, cannot be bothered to spend my time bending over backwards to drag kids
who either don't want to or cannot learn English into the front row.
I have a virtual queue of EFL teachers outside my door who are worn out trying to
make silk purses out of pigs' ears because of their employers' refusal to accept
that some kids belong in the second row, or even the third.
LiveCode being tried by schools has got nothing to do with whether it is available in
other languages than English, but it has a lot to do with:
[I shall illustrate each point with an example from Bulgaria, but that will not differ that
much from most other countries.]
1. Vested interests. Exam boards are not equipped to cope with languages
outwith C++, Python and Visual Basic.
2. Levels of teacher motivation.
Most teacher, having acquired a moderate level of competence
in a few languages can see no reason why they should spend time
outwith their working hours getting to grips with another.
3. Popular Opinion. (and this example is from Scotland).
I went to buy a Pentium IV computer in 2004 in Dundee. When
I asked for one without Windows pre-installed the salesman looked
at me as if I were daft and asked, "How can you run a computer
c.f. comments about LiveCode not being a "real programming language".
4. I don't believe LiveCode is doing enough "push" to gain traction in the educational field.