Greek Magic (Amicus).
24th January 2010.
Crownhill Associates announced that they will include support for the 5v 18F25K22 PIC in their next issue of the Amicus compiler. It is my intention to re-write the complete course around the Amicus compiler, which in my opinion is the best for this application. This now gives a single compiler solution for children from the age of eight, all the way up to university level.
What I have called Greek Magic, is really a look at what work would be needed to be done, to enable the course to work in different countries. This partly revolves around the age that foreign children begin to learn English. It should be remembered that although text files can be translated into other languages, the compiler and it's commands remain in English and use the English alphabet, while Greece for example uses the Greek alphabet, ie ....
Typical Greek script.
I think I would like to see what implementation problems exist in a variety of foreign languages and cultures. On average in Europe, at the start of foreign language teaching, learners have lessons for three to four hours a week. Compulsory lessons in a foreign language normally start at the end of primary school or the start of secondary school. In Luxembourg, Norway and Malta, however, the first foreign language is studied at age six, and in Flanders at age 10. In some countries, learners have lessons taken entirely in a foreign language: for example, more than half of European countries with a minority/regional language community use partial immersion to teach both the minority and the state language. More than 300 million Chinese are studying English, according to a speech delivered in January by Premier Wen Jiabao. This extends down to children as young as two years old
End. 20th January 2011. All rights reserved. John Kent.