Language and Technology
At General Intelligence(s) we think that Language, Culture and Technology are important facets of a well-rounded student or individual. Furthermore, more and more companies and schools are looking for students that possess skills in these areas. Regardless of professional applications, knowledge of languages and a knowledge of culture can also help students to better understand and connect with their peers.
We think that knowledge of basic or communicative aspects of a language can vastly help in a variety of situations. We also point out great ways to obtain certifications to prove that you can adequately speak a language for a work setting. Whether it is to translate for a job or to do volunteer work, it is always a great thing to learn new languages.
Along with languages, we want to introduce students to important historical moments and cultural events associated with different countries and cultural groups. In this way, students will be able to obtain a better understanding of other cultures and have a more international perspective. A skill that is highly regarded in the job market.
Furthermore, we want to highlight ways to get into learning how to code in a variety of languages. It is becoming more and more of a crucial skill in a variety of fields. There are many ways to get started with programming or coding, but the vast amount of resources might be overwhelming to many students. Here, we consolidate the information in any easy to understand format.
“Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.”Rita Mae Brown
“Remember that code is really the language in which we ultimately express the requirements. We may create languages that are closer to the requirements. We may create tools that help us parse and assemble those requirements into formal structures. But we will never eliminate necessary precision—so there will always be code.”Robert C. Martin