According to Professor Donald E. Knuth, the father of algorithmic analysis, computer programming is an art. Hatch Studio approaches teaching and learning computer programming in a way that parallels techniques and pedagogical methods used to teach and learn reading, writing, and arithmetic.
While computer scientists periodically invent new computer languages, adding to the extensive list of computer languages that already exist, this has no bearing on becoming programming literate. Students become programming literate by choosing a computer language to program in and becoming proficient in the use of that language.
Becoming programming literate is a process that is computer language agnostic, but it happens by using a real-world computer language to create projects.
It also means that students practice the skills and competencies required to learn new, unfamiliar, computer languages with relative ease. Ultimately, being programming literate means that an individual can program proficiently in an unfamiliar computer language within a matter of weeks or months.