Any more suggestions for my coding lessons strategy?

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We talked a little about my approach to teaching neighborhood kids and adults, even, how to code.
I think we decided against going all out on Python right away. Do you still agree? I'd like to hold off on Python for a pure newbie.
K-12 focuses on Java, so I think Java for them is obvious.
I also think so, because polymorphism and class design will be important for making tablet, phone apps, as they are seriously non-novice projects. - Java will make 4 an easy transition
I'm going to start them off on Java and when they are blatantly ready, switch to Python, or their preferred device.
I could do Java and Python side-by-side?
Any suggestions?
Thanks
I'll start early next year

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Python is used in most teaching environments.
Oracle with their new policy starting next year and my personal experience with JAVA over the decades makes me put JAVA at the very bottom of the pile of languages.

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