Why Coding in HTML and CSS3 and speaking Spanish needed in Jamaica

Come September 2016, all UWI students will have to learn Spanish (The Jamaica Observer, 2016, June 30) to graduate. But if you’re doing IT (Information Technology) courses and want to get into the IT Field, what are the first Languages to learn?

Turns out that may simply be HTML (HyperText Markup Language) and CSS3 (Laulette, 2016, June 22) would go well with Spanish as recommended by PM Holness (Deer, 2016, July 1). The reason is quite obvious really; almost every interaction with the internet involves websites published online.

MICO Wars - Why learning coding in HTML and CSS3 goes well with Spanish - 18-07-2016 LHDEER

Even an App written in Java and Python is really a program on your smartphone that connects to a server and may display the same information as the website. Combined with CSS, a style sheet language describing the presentation of a documents written in HTML, learning to code websites can easily lead you to developing Apps, be it in English and Spanish.

You’ll be able to develope programs in Java, which is used by Google Android Developers, Swift and Objective C, which is used by Apple iOS Developers and Python, which is great for Website Games. Programming is becoming more open to women and girls in high school (Deer, 2014, September 24) and College.

With Spanish being the second most spoken language globally, speaking Spanish and learning to code websites in HTML and CSS3 will guarantee UWI Graduates employment (Deer, 2014, January 13) in the same way that Medicine, Engineering and Teaching does. Learning to code can also be equally championed by including Raspberry Pi Computers (Deer, 2016, June 1) as part of the Tablet in School Program to encourage children to take an interest in coding!

Learning HTML and CSS3 is the best place to start!


  1. Deer, L. (2014, January 13). UOPD UWI Graduate Trace Study reveals Bad choices, Entrepreneurship and brain-drain coming. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2016/01/UOPD-UWI-Graduate-Trace-Study.html
  2. Deer, L. (2014, September 24). Jamaican Girls Coding 2014 – How Girls Who Code Club at MICO can earn females JA$100,000 per month as Computer Programmers. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2014/09/jamaican-girls-coding-2014-how-girls.html
  3. Laulette, T. (2016, June 22). If you want to work in tech, then you need to know these 2 essential programming languages. Retrieved from http://www.businessinsider.com/learn-to-code-html-css-udemy-online-class-deal-2016-6
  4. The Jamaica Observer. (2016, June 30). Spanish to be made compulsory at UWI. Retrieved from http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Spanish-to-be-made-compulsory-at-UWI
  5. Deer, L. (2016, July 1). PM Andrew Holness says Spanish is Jamaica’s Second Language as Mandarin, Entrepreneurship needed. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2016/07/01/spanish-jamaica-second-language-uwi-compulsory/



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