>Must students understand language mechanics to achieve language usage?

>Private Sub Reply_to_message_about_grammar()
Dim MESSAGE as String
MESSAGE = “Hello,” & Chr$(13) & Chr(10) & Chr$(13) & Chr(10) & “I think the goal is to teach our students to use the language. “
MESSAGE = MESSAGE & “Sometimes trying to study the mechanics makes it more difficult and confusing. “
MESSAGE = MESSAGE & “The same is true with computers. Most of us just want to use programs. “
MESSAGE = MESSAGE & “Trying to study computer language makes it more difficult and confusing.”
MESSAGE = MESSAGE & Chr$(13) & Chr(10) & Chr$(13) & Chr(10) & “However, computer people should understand programming. Teachers should understand language mechanics.”
MESSAGE = MESSAGE & Chr$(13) & Chr(10) & Chr$(13) & Chr(10) & “Dave Kees”
TextBox MESSAGE
End sub

IN CASE YOU DID NOT UNDERSTAND THE COMPUTER LANGUAGE ABOVE, THE FOLLOWING IS THE OUTPUT:

Hello,

I think the goal is to teach our students to use the language. Sometimes trying to study the language mechanics makes it more difficult and confusing. The same is true with computers. Most of us just want to use programs. Trying to study computer language makes it more difficult and confusing.

However, computer people should understand programming. Teachers should understand language mechanics.

Dave Kees

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