The ELAN Project

Elan is an educational programming language developed at the Technical University of Berlin in 1974, under the auspices of the "Arbeitskreis Schulsprache". Even though serious software has been written in Elan, it is primary intended as a vehicle for teaching and learning systematic programming. It has a unique support for Top-Down programming (with refinements), as well as support for Bottom-Up and modular programming.

The ELAN system developed at Nijmegen University is freely available for non-commercial use, on an as-is basis. Requests for information and for commercial licenses can be directed to

Cornelis H.A. Koster
Department of Computing Science
University of Nijmegen
6525ED Nijmegen, The Netherlands
tel: +31.24.3653456
fax: +31.24.3553450
mail me at kees atsign

Obtaining the Elan system: