A student asks:
What are high-level and low-level languages in programming?
This page is a little huge, but it will help you get to the answer.
In a nutshell,
A high level language is easier for a human to read and write, but requires more translating to get into a bytecode or machine code state.
A low level language is much more difficult for a human to read and write, but requires much less translation into bytecode or machine code.
As we translate, we might imagine the code we want to execute runs more slowly.