Communication Skills Predict Programming Aptitude

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Modern programming languages have vocabulary and grammar, just like natural languages.  This observation led I-LABS researcher Chantel Prat and her team to suspect that language skills might be a better predictor than math skills of the ability to learn programming.  Her research showed that it was. These findings have profound implications for how programming languages are taught.

The research was published online in the journal Scientific Reports.  Read the article here.

This research has received a great deal of media coverage. Below are some examples.

Science Daily

The Independent

The International Business Times

Fast Daily

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