Communicating with a computer involves speaking the language the computer understands, which immediately rules out English as the language of communication with the computer. However, there is a close analogy between learning the English language and learning the C language.
The classical method of learning English is to first learn the alphabets used in the language, then learn to combine these alphabets to form words, which in turn are combined to form sentences, and sentences are combined to form paragraphs.
Learning C is similar and easier. Instead of straight-away learning how to write programs, we must first know what alphabets, numbers, and special symbols are used in C, then how using them constants, variables and keywords are constructed, and finally how are these combined to form and instruction.
A group of instructions would be combined later on to form a program.